HOW TO SET YOUR CHRISTMAS TABLE
Creating a beautiful Christmas table setting is a great way to get your guests in the festive mood. It adds a real sense of occasion and is reminiscent of the perfect Christmas gatherings that we see in our favourite festive movies.
The first step to creating your amazing Christmas table is choosing the right tableware. Crockery embossed with Christmas-themed messages of peace and love, along with beautiful metallic cutlery that you save for just such an occasion, sets a table off perfectly and creates a look that is so inviting & Instagram-worthy your guests will be reaching for their phones to snap.
Ditch the paper napkins and use linen ones with some quality napkin rings to add an extra feeling of luxury and indulgence. Also add some coasters to protect your tablecloth and keep it looking pristine and fabulous. Choose the appropriate glassware for whatever drinks you plan to serve with your meal, such as flutes for champagne or crystal goblets for port and wine.
Next come the serving platters. Presenting your festive spread on a range of platters is more fun as it invites your guests to pass the food around and share and gets everyone interacting with one another right from the get go. It also makes everything look more visually appealing and sophisticated. Don’t forget to use table runners underneath your hot platters so you don’t mark your tablecloth.
Every beautiful Christmas table has a stunning centrepiece so yours should be no different. It doesn’t have to be complicated though. Simply by grouping a few candles together inside a holly wreath and decorating the wreath with a few Christmas ornaments, you will have a stunning centrepiece in a matter of seconds.
Finally, complete the festive look with a few additional Christmas decorations such as mini Christmas trees, baubles, stars, strings of festive-themed fairy lights and sprigs of holly and pine, and you will be ready to celebrate in fine style!