What do you do when you’re throwing a party and your water well goes out, and your refrigerator bites the dust? You improvise, of course! It wouldn’t be the holiday season if there wasn’t more stress than usual! I have been doing a lot of cooking and baking lately and had planned on making delicious cinnamon rolls with cream cheese frosting for an outdoor holiday brunch, but when my appliances broke that was no longer possible. Thankfully Walmart has me covered with easy-to-use kitchen gadgets, appliances, and prepared baked goods.
It’s no secret I love Walmart’s amazing selection of dinnerware, The Pioneer Woman dishes, but their groceries are also my favorite. The Walmart pickup and delivery program really comes in handy living in a rural area, especially over the last week when I didn’t have a refrigerator and relied on their prepared food and perishables. I’m so excited to partner with Walmart to share my outdoor holiday brunch essentials and my amazing Keurig Coffee Maker, which I can’t live without. Walmart Home has everything you need to plan a holiday celebration – from cookware to kitchen gadgets, table linens, flatware, and elegant garlands! I am a kitchen gadget fanatic and love my Keurig Coffee Maker, air fryer and KitchenAid stand mixer to name a few. They will make great holiday gifts for everyone on your list including yourself!
Foldable Tables Are A Must For The Holidays
Foldable tables are essential for summer, the holidays, and every day! I’m so glad I purchased a foldable table from Walmart over the summer, it really has come in handy! I have used it countless times while working on craft projects, eating dessert on the patio, decorating tablescapes and I intend on using it during the holiday season. I think it would make a great kids’ table for Thanksgiving!
Foldable tables are easy to set up, which is ideal when entertaining. Another great thing about foldable tables is they are very easy to wipe clean. They’re perfect for every occasion and will look great with or without a table linen. Here are a few must have foldable tables for the holidays!
Neutral Tablecloths Are An Absolute Must
Last month I purchased this neutral tablecloth with pompom detailing and I’m head over heels in love with it. I’ve used it countless times over the last month. I had it on my round pedestal dining table, and it fits perfectly. This table linen also looks great on my foldable table. One thing is for sure, you definitely need a neutral tablecloth in your desired style that is easy to launder. I anticipate using it time and time again throughout the holidays (and the year) as it is easy to accessorize with gorgeous garlands, beautiful floral arrangements, and home decor for every season.
The Most Beautiful Rustic Garland For Thanksgiving And The Holidays
This beautiful autumn harvest garland has been on my wish list for years. I’m so glad I finally splurged on it. It’s only $50.38 and is perfect for Thanksgiving, the holiday season, and winter too. I’m a huge fan of the faux greenery, artificial berries, faux pomegranate, pinecones, and the beautiful purple and red shades. While it’s listed as an autumn harvest garland, this is one that is also ideal for winter! It exudes a rustic elegance that is perfect for my outdoor holiday brunch and every occasion.
I recently put this gorgeous garland on my coffee table with small white pumpkins around it, and it looks phenomenal. Can you tell I’m obsessed with this pretty garland? I can’t get enough of it! I’m even thinking of purchasing a couple more so I can have it stretch across my rock mantel. This beauty will look great as a table runner on a dining table. There are so many options!
Every Host or Hostess Needs A Charcuterie Board
I have long admired beautiful charcuterie boards and while I feel I have much to learn, I am so glad I finally purchased one as I’m getting a lot of practice! I’m obsessed with my donut board which I created using boxes of donuts from Walmart. They are cost-effective and beyond delicious! I love how my “donut board” turned out. This was perfect for my outdoor holiday brunch, and so easy to put together. Hopefully, by Christmas, I’ll be a charcuterie board pro! 😉
A Domed Cake Stand Is A Must For The Outdoors
If you’ve had a chance to check out my recent tablescapes you know much I adore this beautiful The Pioneer Woman cake stand with the dome lid! I had the jadeite green version on my wish list for a while and was so excited when it became available in milk white as I knew I would get a lot of use out of it. This cake stand is now a staple in my kitchen and when dining outside as it looks beautiful and keeps pesky flies away from my food. It’s currently filled with homemade chocolate chip cookies, but it’s also a must for storing cakes, donuts, brownies, or just your favorite dessert in general! It looks beautiful gracing a tablescape or on a kitchen counter.
This beautiful cake stand is perfect for a bridal shower, wedding, baby shower, the holidays, a graduation party, birthdays and that’s just the beginning! This stunning The Pioneer Woman Cake Stand is under $30 and will be a staple on your holiday tablescape.
I filled my kitchen staple with cinnamon rolls from Walmart, for my outdoor holiday brunch. They were delicious, especially with coffee!
The Pioneer Woman Mixing Bowl Is Perfect For Fruit Salad
I sound like a broken record, but The Pioneer Woman dishes really are the best! They were well made, durable, dishwasher safe, and affordable! I bought this set of three The Pioneer Woman Cornucopia Ceramic Mixing Bowls and absolutely adore them. I used the small bowl for this small fall fruit salad. My mom is the best at making delicious fruit salads, and this one she prepared was amazing! It was filled with blueberries, bananas, oranges, raspberries, apples and topped with Greek yogurt. I had to balance the sweetness of the donuts and cinnamon rolls with something healthy, and this salad was fantastic!
Every Fruit Salad Needs A Slotted Serving Spoon!
I have countless wooden spoons and slotted metal serving spoons, but couldn’t believe I didn’t own a wooden slotted spoon. Thankfully the Walmart app and website have countless wooden slotted spoons to choose from! I purchased this wooden slotted serving spoon that is ideal for serving fruit salad. I love how it looks with my rustic brown bowl, it’s perfect!
Neutral Dishes Are A Tablescape Essential
Every family, host, or hostess needs a set of white dishes! These beautiful dessert plates are a part of The Pioneer Woman Cowgirl Lace 12 Place Dinnerware Set. It comes with four dinner plates, four salad plates (dessert plates), and four bowls. I use them all the time! They’re incredibly versatile, elegant and will elevate any tablescape.
Gorgeous Gold Flatware & Napkins
I love metallics, especially gold! I had been looking to add gold flatware to my tablescape essentials, and I’m so glad I purchased this Better Homes & Gardens 20 Piece Arlo Flatware Set with Matte Finish (in gold). This beautiful flatware is available in black, gold, and rose gold. The butter knives, forks, and spoons look amazing paired with my favorite white cloth napkins on this rustic outdoor holiday brunch tablescape. I know I will definitely use them both time and time again over the holidays and throughout the year.
Coffee Makers Make Great Holiday Gifts For Everyone On Your List
If you know me, you know how much I love my Keurig K-Cafe Single Serve Coffee Maker! It’s available in gray and in nickel, and they’re both beautiful. I not only make my favorite coffee in it, but I can brew espresso shots for lattes, froth milk, or creamer and that’s just the beginning! You can choose whether you’d like your coffee strong or regular. This is my second Keurig, I loved the first one, but once I found out this one could make espresso shots and froths milk (hot or cold foam!), I had to have it. The Keurig is so much fun to experiment with as you can make tons of different drinks for yourself, your family, or guests at brunch, in the afternoon, or while chatting after dinner.
How To Make A Caramel Macchiato
I was a barista in college and I made the best caramel macchiatos (if I do say so myself!). If you love caramel macchiatos as much as I do, you will love how easy they are to make! All you need is a shot of espresso (which you can make in your new Keurig), your favorite milk whether it’s dairy or plant-based, vanilla syrup, and thick caramel sauce. Caramel macchiatos are essentially just a vanilla latte with caramel sauce in it. I like my drinks on the sweeter side so I would add a couple of shots of vanilla and generous dollops of caramel. PS: Starbucks Caramel Macchiato creamer is phenomenal, so you can always go that route instead!
A Few Of My Favorite Keurig Non-Coffee Drinks
I also love making tea! Twinings Earl Grey Breakfast Tea is my favorite. I just use the coffee button at the top of the machine and choose how many ounces of tea I’d like in my mug (I usually just go with 10 ounces unless I’m making it iced). There are five different buttons to choose from which list the ounces (6 ounces, 8 “, 10 “, 12 “, or shot), it’s very easy to use! I love sweetening my tea with honey or I’ll add a syrup! I enjoy making peach tea with peach Torani syrup, but you can choose any syrup you’d like.
Apple Cider and Hot Chocolate are essential fall and winter drinks. I purchased Motts Apple Cider K-Cups and Red Velvet Hot Chocolate K-Cups and they are beyond delicious.
My Favorite K-Cup Organizer From Walmart
This K-Cup Carousel/Organizer is a must! I love it because it holds 24 K-Cups and the fact that it rotates. Since I have so many different K-Cups it makes it easy to stay organized and find exactly what I want! I’m so happy that Walmart not only carries K-Cups but amazing organizers which keep my favorite “drinks” organized while looking beautiful on my counter.
Classic Neutral Mugs
My love is strong for these beautiful The Pioneer Woman Cowgirl Lace mugs! I purchased them last month and they’re now staples in my home. I use them every day for coffee, hot chocolate, and tea. I love that they’re available in quite a few different colors to complement your decor. They’re dishwasher and microwave safe and will make a great holiday gift.
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