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How to set a table for Christmas

How To Set A Table For Christmas

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, so make sure you create the perfect ambience with these top tips for a festive feast.

Colour Schemes

For ultimate sophistication, pick a colour scheme for your festive dining table. Ideally, it would align with the rest of the room, or even how you’ve decorated the tree. Metallics are very popular as they add that lusted-after sparkle and shine to a room! That’s why gold table decorations are popular - they add a richness to any place setting. If traditional is more your style, opt for forest greens and berry red Christmas table decorations paired with heritage checks for the true Christmas spirit. Or, if you’re wanting to brighten up your home with that festive feeling go for rainbow brights or cute character themed tableware that guarantee to wow your guests!

Lay the Christmas Table

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. 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 add a festive edge to simpler or more traditional glassware by tying a piece of ribbon to the bottom of a wine glass or champagne flute. 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!


An essential if you’re having guests round? Placecards! You’e guaranteeing mingling amongst your guests (and ensuring Christmas Day remains drama-free). Whether you make them by hand or purchase a kit, you can make them into another festive touch to your table!

Create Your Centrepiece

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. Create a warm glow at the table with candles; go for Christmassy scents like gingerbread and cinnamon, and make it a centrepiece to light up your table.

A Mini Christmas

The little ones love to feel special around this time of year, so why not serve up their Christmas dinner on fun, festive dinnerware.

The Finishing Touches

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.

Party Favours

Party favours also make for a wonderful addition to the table and guarantee to impress your guests. From little chocolates to gag gifts, that something extra promises big smiles round the table.