Having friends and family over for dinner during the holidays is the perfect opportunity for you to invest in some new tableware. If you love entertaining, then there’s no doubt that you’ll want your dinner table to look as if it’s just stepped out of the pages of a magazine. Here’s how you can create that perfect festive look in just a few easy steps.
1. Decide on a color scheme. For an elegant dinner party, opt for soothing and glamorous shades of silver and pale blue. For a more casual and fun affair, sticking with the traditional bright colors of red and green gives a really Christmassy feel. Stick with neutral dishes, and you can change your color scheme quickly and easily with a table runner, napkins and placemats so you can mix it up all through the season.
2. Use lots of decorations. Having some simple, quality table or stoneware will speak for itself, so you don’t need these to decorate your table. Place some Christmas candles in the centre and sprinkle some snowflake confetti across the tablecloth. The candles will help create a warm, winter glow as well as making the confetti really sparkle.
3. Incorporate your nibbles. Fill some small dishes with different colored candies and snacks. This will give your guests something to snack on before and after the meal, as well as adding that extra special touch to your table décor. You could even leave your guests a hidden Christmas treat, such as a candy cane wrapped in their napkin.