Special meals at gatherings of family and friends are a hallmark of the holiday season. When you think about how a beautiful table honors your guests, doesn’t it make you want to create something lovely? Take a look at this inspiration for a fabulous, festive dinner party!
This table setting is a cinch if you already lean toward whimsical Christmas decor–you’ll probably already have many elements to include. Just think red and white: Santa, peppermint candies, and colorful mugs. Transform plain white dishes with holiday linens and serving pieces– even a fun ornament at each place. Accent a simple pine arrangement with poinsettia and candy cane stems and shiny red ornaments.
This is a table setting you can really have fun putting together!
Glamorous Gold and White
How simply beautiful is a table set with pristine white and gleaming gold? How could you recreate this theme? Consider white (and glass bead) cone trees paired with a holiday arrangement of frosty pine and gilded leaves. Then bring in a stag, a Christmas sentiment sitter–and you’re there! Gold chargers and gold-dipped glassware add the Midas touch to this elegant table. What more would you add? Gold veined white plates? Pure white napkins and gold flatware? Yes!
Traditional red and green will always be in style for a holiday gathering. But traditional doesn’t mean stodgy! Not when you begin with a knockout Christmas floral flanked by equally stunning gold lanterns or candlesticks. Surround your grouping with pine and holly berries, and accent with red glittering gift boxes and gold ornaments. Then just wait for your guests’ compliments.
Pine, white and wood–with some sparkle for good measure–can be combined to give you a winter wonderland tablescape. Small green fir trees, whitewashed wood trees, and glittering beaded cone trees create a magical setting for white deer figures. Does this theme appeal to you? How would you express it?
And, of course, remember to remove extra tall items from your centerpiece to an adjacent server or console when you’re ready to seat your guests, so they can easily talk across the table. A beautiful setting, a fine meal, and lively conversation are no-fail elements of a successful gathering. Enjoy!)