Christmas is in 2 days and we couldn’t be more excited! Twinkling lights, loads of glitter, and celebrations with friends and family – it’s like this time of year was made with event planners in mind! And because it’s the season of giving, we wanted to share some of our favorite ideas for decorating the holiday table! So grab a cup (or two) of cheer and join us as we dream of holiday decor!
Like a wedding reception table setting, the holiday tablescape serves as a major design element and provides you with an opportunity to set a tone for your gathering, highlight a theme, or share your personal style. But don’t let all that intimidate you. Above all, have fun with it. Setting the table doesn’t have to be a chore. Here are a few ideas.
Fresh and Fragrant
Winter provides so many natural elements to incorporate in your table decor – whether you find them in your yard or at the market. Pine branches and live garlands make beautiful and relatively inexpensive table runners. Throw a few oranges, pomegranates, cranberries, or cinnamon sticks into the mix and you’re guests will feel quite welcome. And the fragrance! Mmm…
Log Cabin Christmas
By utilizing a few rustic elements, you can transport family and friends to a woodsy, white Christmas. Buffalo check linens add charm while wood pieces ensure a sense of warmth. Did you have to cut a bit off the base of your tree to get it into the stand? Repurpose those wood pieces as candle bases, plate chargers, coasters, or place card holders!
You don’t have to limit your color palette to the classic red and green to spread holiday spirit. Opt for pastel colors and non-traditional hues like purple and pink for a fun, kid friendly table design. Place bulb and figurine ornaments down the center of the table or even create a gingerbread scene! With bottle brush trees, faux snow, and a sprinkle of glitter, you’ll have a setting sweet enough to make a sugar plum fairy swoon.