If you’re hosting a festive holiday dinner for family or close friends, you’ll want your table settings to showcase the time and effort that you’ve put into making the meal so special. From magical centerpieces to elegant place settings, we’ll help you find the perfect holiday inspiration with the examples and guide below.
Picking the right table centerpiece for your holiday dinner depends on your theme and table size. Best practices for table centerpieces say that you should keep your centerpiece small enough that it doesn’t disrupt the conversation (you can’t see the person directly across the table from you) and that it doubles as a conversation starter. Here are a couple examples of holiday table centerpieces:
Your holiday place settings are arguably the most important elements of your table decorations. While choosing place-setting pieces that match your theme make sure you check everything off the list so that no guests are left without a napkin or dining utensil. Make sure your place settings include:
Once put together, your holiday place setting should look something like this:
Looking to find the perfect Thanksgiving decoration inspiration? First, consider your color palette. The Traditional Thanksgiving Color Scheme palette has 6 colors which are Coconut (light brown), Orange-Yellow, Vivid Tangelo (dark orange), Vivid Auburn (red), Palm Leaf (green), and Bistre (black-brown). We’ve collected a few ideas following this color scheme that are perfect for any dinner spent with loved ones.
Looking for some Christmas specific elements to add to your Holiday table? Keep in mind you can carry out your theme in multiple ways:
Consider your theme and stick to simplified, Christmas-inspired elements that won’t crowd your table. For example, look to the ideas below:
If you’re planning to enjoy wine at your holiday dinner, it’s important to keep a few things in mind. First, if you’re serving a “closed” or “shy” wine, open and decant this wine prior to serving. Make sure to read our post on how to double decant wine if you’re planning to serve an especially “closed” or special wine at the dinner. Additionally, avoid broken corks and serving errors by understanding the different types of wine openers and how to use them.
Looking for a little more holiday table inspiration? Look to our samples below or follow our Holiday Table Pinterest board for more.