If you’re like me, you look for any opportunity to put all those really neat finds on your pinterest to use. Holidays are the best because you’re guaranteed an excuse to decorate. Any time you hear any hint of a gathering, you start planning themes, food, guest lists, etc. However, buying new decorations every time you have people over can get quite pricey, especially on a college budget. Over the years, I’ve found many ways to create decorations with a bit more quirk and “homey” feel than store bought items. And of course, we can’t forget about food, so I’ve also thrown in some of my favorite recipes.