Winter & Holidays Dinner Decorating
Discover new and stylish centerpieces, tablescapes and ideas for decorating your Christmas or holiday dinner table this season. Here are a few ideas we have for your seasonal entertaining to get your creative juices flowing.
Green Pumpkins & Red Berries
Update the traditional Christmas red & green by emphasizing the more trendy kiwi green. Here we mix the natural elements of pumpkins, berries and lilies with gold accents and a little glitter for glitz. In this photo:
- Glittered ribbon in kiwi green, dark red, gold and silver in 2 sizes in 2 directions and interlaced where the ribbons cross. We pinned our ribbon to a white tablecloth, but you could also place glass over the center section to hold them in place.
- Cut pieces of the glittered kiwi green ribbon as napkin rings around red & white window-pane dinner napkins consistent with the ribbon layout.
- For the centerpiece we used a large and small copper lily candlestick tealight holder, surrounded by a single piece of red berry garland, cut in half.
- Small wreaths are a natural fit to decorate the base of our dark red pillar candles; we used 2 green & cream pumpkin wreaths, which also feature red berries that tie-in with the center.
- Shimmering gold wire Christmas tree place card holders decorate each place setting with names written in kiwi green.
It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year
This festive tableau of winter trees and reindeer is perfect for dining or serving tables. Use ivory candles in a red Nordic tree candelabrum flanked by a pair of tree trunk candle holders as your centerpiece.
Create mini forests at each end of the table using stylishly simplistic cutouts. Group ivory Nordic trees with a bright red reindeer cutout at one end. Then, arrange a grouping of evergreen trees in assorted sizes and colors at the other.
Place a pair of Ceramic Snowmen On a Sled Tray salt & pepper shakers to one side of your candelabrum centerpiece. Then, position a pair of red-nose reindeer tealights on the other side to balance the scene. Add a mix of red star and green dot confetti down the length of the table for a smidgen of sparkle.
At each place setting, create Christmas themed napkin holders out of red & green 33" Metallic Bead Necklaces for glimmering seasonal elegant fun alongside 14" Round Gold Chargers or white dinner plates. Shimmering Gold Wire Christmas Tree Placecard Holders in the center of each place setting are the final festive touch.
Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
Whether decorating for the kids or the kid in all of us, everyone will get kick out of a colorful presentation of a Christmas tree and lots of presents. Use a 20.5" LED Light-up Christmas tree in green or red as the table centerpiece.
Randomly place Miniature Gift Weights and Designer Flocked presents in a variety of patterns and colors around the tree. Alternately, wrap up small party favor gifts for each of your guests to place around the tree. Add a pair of Gifts On a Tray salt & pepper shakers.
And, don't forget the choo-choo train! Use glittered train placecard holders at each place circling the tree centerpiece and gifts. Sprinkle metallic multi-colored dots confetti to tie all the colors together as mini Christmas tree ornaments. Alternately, cut pieces of ribbon swirls in a variety of colors as your table scatter.
Finally, acknowledge the guy that made this all possible with Santa's Belt beverage napkins in the center of each plate or place setting. Or, continue the Christmas tree theme with Christmas Ornament beverage napkins.
Whimsical Snowman Centerpiece
Snowmen are iconic winter symbols that are easily adopted as tabletop characters. Create a wintry landscape with a pair of 13" Snow Trees set behind a jolly Glittered Sledding Snowman to one side of the table. Place a Slim Shopping Lady Snowman on the other with a stack of Miniature Gift Weights and Designer Flocked Christmas Presents near her.
Add lighting with a dramatic presentation of giant Peppermint Tape Candle Holders with red candles down the center alternating with Snowman Tealights. Scatter multi-colored dots confetti and hang Snowflake Ceiling Swirls and White Crepe Streamers up above.
Place a beverage napkin of your primary or secondary color at a right angle to Joyful Snowman beverage napkins in the center of each plate or place setting to acknowledge the occasion. And, complete the scene with a pair of Snowman Salt & Pepper shakers.
Penguins In the SnowIf you have a flat mirror or piece of frosted glass, center it on the table top. Mound polyester stuffing or batting to create the appearance of snow drifts, and scatter the scene with silver glitter and Snowflakes Confetti.
Add one or two playful Glittered Penguin figurines atop the mirror, as if skating gleefully on ice. Enhance the scene with Evergreen Tree Wood Cutouts or a pair of Snow Trees and other winter characters such as the 9" Fluffy Snowman or Melting Snowman Candles. Then, let it snow by hanging Snowflake Ceiling Swirls above the table scene.