6 Gorgeous (& Affordable!) Ways to Create a Stunning Holiday Table


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Yeah, yeah, the holidays are all about delicious food and seeing how much of it you can possibly eat, but it's also about setting the scene and making the day memorable. That means creating a warm and welcoming table that shows guests you've really gone all out to make the day super special. Nope, your normal tablecloth and plates won't cut it -- if you want to put together a tablescape that causes friends and family to stand back in awe, we've got you covered.   

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Debi Lilly, a celebrity event planner who has thrown parties for Oprah, Lady Gaga, and many more, shares her affordable decorating ideas that will make your celebration an affair to remember.

Debi lilly design™ products, available at Albertsons stores, are so freakin' easy to recreate, only you will know you didn't spend days decorating.

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1. Light it up


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Lilly suggests accenting your fall table with burnt orange and deep red candles. Use a variety of heights and sizes for an even fuller, richer look.

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2. Posh pumpkins


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Lilly's elegant velvet pumpkins marry stunning colors with lush textures. Bonus: Because they're not "real," they'll never rot, so you don't have to worry about their staining your table and you can use them again next year. 

3. Go for gold


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This gold-patterned paper runner, created by Lilly, adds a gorgeous pop of color. So, even if your plates are a singular hue, you'll still have plenty to please the eye.  

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4. Keep it fresh


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The designer suggests "chopping and dropping" three sizes of chic, floral bouquets into her coordinating vases for a fresh look that brings the outdoors in beautifully.

5. A little something extra 


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If you really want to wow your crowd, Lilly suggests adding her gold-dipped cranberry spice candles, scattered rose petals, and sprigs of berry or pine on each napkin. It really does look so festive, doesn't it? 

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6. Don't forget side tables


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Just because your smaller tables aren't the main attraction doesn't mean you should neglect them. You can adorn your bookcase, mantel, or table with Lilly's "holly jolly" holiday plants. The tartan-plaid and reindeer-collar pot covers add a wonderfully festive air to any room. 

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