A Christmas dinner
party is a regular affair come December, whether you’re entertaining
friends or family, we’ll give you the tools to wow them. Decorating your
dining table is essential when hosting, make sure you create the
perfect ambience with these top tips for a festive feast.
If you want your Christmas table to have a real impact, always start with the centrepiece. Begin with a table runner as a base then layer up your look by adding stunning pieces for your table setting. For a more traditional feel add garlands and fairy lights, incorporate flowers for a more modern look. Take your garland to new festive heights by adding pine cones and create the ultimate Christmas look from the inside, out.
Laying your Christmas table should be extra special, so make sure every delicious course is served on the right tableware. Stack soup bowls on top of matching dinner plates for a fabulous feel and use different textures and finishes to create interest. If your Christmas decor throughout your home follows a certain theme, don’t be afraid to ramp it up in your dinnerware. Tartan works well for a traditional table setting, but if you favour something a little more modern white dining set makes a great impact. Lay out your cutlery in dramatic detail with forks to the left, knives to the right and dessert spoon and fork at the top – add a napkin complete with napkin ring for elegance. Our top tip, keep pouring those bubbles!
You don’t have to try too hard to get a Christmas drink with our glassware – it covers everyone’s favourite tipple from martini glasses and highballs, to champagne flutes. Try out novelty glasses for the fun factor and if you want to add festive edge to simpler or more traditional glassware, tie a piece of ribbon to the bottom of a wine glass or champagne flute, instant festive fun.
Make your own homemade name cards to impress your guests and obviously add a cracker to create some fun festive moments. For any dinner, it’s all in the detail, so once your table is set create a magical atmosphere by lighting some scented candles.