When Bill suggested hosting our friends for a backyard party to celebrate his milestone birthday, I, of course, went into my crazed party planning mode. I have a tendency to overthink every little detail of a celebration. I’m not sure everyone in the room appreciates all the little details, but I sure do. I love the personal touches at an event and enjoy all the brainstorming and planning that goes behind it.
Splashes of personality and pizzazz at a gathering can get expensive though. I certainly don’t like to overspend on party decor or festive items that I may never use again.
So you might imagine my excitement when I discovered a few boxes of empty bourbon bottles in my basement.
Bill saved them knowing that I love to repurpose just about anything.
I already use a few label-less liquor bottles in my vignettes because I love the beauty in the shape of them and they are useful as inexpensive home decor.
The boxes of bourbon bottles for my bourbon loving husband’s 40th birthday were going to be perfect decor for this affair.
I threw these together so quickly without much thought that, honestly, I don’t even have proper photos.
I grabbed my jute twine, matched up some bottles of varying heights and started to wrap them together.With a simple flower and some greenery, these recycled bottles were the perfect decorative touch at our backyard get-together.They looked superb on our big barrel pub tables and added a personal touch of my husband’s favorite treat to our food table.
They paired well with the bourbon bar and the bourbon banner that hung in the tent as well, tying the decorative flairs together throughout the space.
I love the character it added to this masculine party.
Best of all, when it was time to clean up, the bottles were stashed away again and I didn’t even spend a penny on my centerpieces. Well, unless you count the dollars spent on the actual bourbon when my husband enjoyed sipping it. LOL.
Think about all the possiblites with reusing bottles for centerpieces. You could use wine bottles or beer bottles. You can swap out the jute twine for ribbon that is more festive and colorful. Bright flowers or rustic branches can be added to these bottles. You could even try adding candles to the centerpieces. There are so many options with minimal spending.
Do you have an upcycled party decor idea? Please share.