Tomorrow is the day many of you will officially begin your Holiday celebrations. With friends and family coming into town, holiday parties and shopping for gifts – it can be easy to overlook plans for a Christmas table that “WOW’s”!
Because entertaining is the name of our game and we think everyone should be able to do so with ease – we’ve rounded up 5 holiday tables capes with items you can pick up today!
Let’s get started with a classic. It’s the one [or few times] a year to reach for your treasured china, silverware, and crystal glasses. Set an elegant place setting using a white napkin and Christmas cracker. Swing by your local garden center or Home Depot and pick up a loose garland to lay down the center of the table. Use as many candle sticks as you have to create a warm and cozy ambiance.
Because we can’t get enough of these adorable bottle brush trees this year- and who wouldn’t want to be a guest at a table that feels like something straight out of Whoville – go wild with color here! Head over to your local Anthropologie or Target to find these fun trees, grab some fake snow while you’re out and instead of Christmas crackers wrap a wacky gift in striped paper for everyone to open. You’re plates don’t have to match as long as they’re in your color scheme and fun glassware is absolutely welcome!
For those of you who are already on board the Scandinavian design train – kudos. It’s 2016 biggest design trend prediction and this tablescape will find you on point. The natural elements and design simplicity give the space to focus on your delicious food and warm company. Simplicity is the key here – pull out your white plates and clear glassware, try to stick with a color palate of whites, grays and neutrals. Find these terra-cotta potted pines in the dollar section of Target or on the shelves of Michaels.
Here in the North, it’s not uncommon to spend your holidays at the cabin. Take a cue from the north woods and add in pops of plaid, natural wovens, and mason jars! Either gather some wintery greens from the outdoors or pick some up nearby. Sprinkle in a few pinecones and red berries [find these at your local Michaels or hobby store, too!] and you’re almost ready for a nordic feast. Adding some unique character elements is never lost on us and we love the idea of these maple syrup’s as gifts! [Find mini-versions at World Market]
Finally, because sometimes it really is all about the food – prepare a tablescape feast. Start with a little greenery – [eucalyptus will work and its easy to find at Trader Joes!] and pile high yummy fruits like grapefruits, oranges, pomegranates, grapes, apples, and figs. Add in some pretty bowls [these wooden bowls would work too]. When dinner is over, mix in some cheese for dessert and your feast is sure to last well into the evening!
Need table linens, serveware or place settings? Check out World Market– they have e-v-e-r-y-t-h-i-n-g!