Adding Christmas Table Decorations to create a magical festive mealtime is one of the decorating highlights of the Christmas calendar. We pour our heart and soul into preparing a fabulous feast to enjoy with our loved ones. So, it’s no surprise that we want to create an amazing table backdrop to show off this delectable dinner to its best effect.
We decided to call an expert to give us their top tips on how best to get your table ready for the festivities! And who better to create amazing table displays than a wedding designer?! Welcoming Chloe from White Button Weddings.
Whether you chose to use Chloe’s tips to create your own luscious table design, or take advantage of White Button Weddings’ new service and hire in a ready-made creation, we’re sure you’ll find something here to add extra sparkle to your festive meals. Let’s hear Chloe’s top tips for Christmas Table Decorations!
Hi, I’m Chloe and I run White Button Weddings. We are wedding planners and stylists but also work on a whole host of other events from baby showers, engagement parties, birthday parties and….Christmas!! A Christmas table can be really personal; it’s a great chance to appreciate your nearest and dearest that you have with you, and create a real focal point for such a special meal and day. It doesn’t have to be expensive. We have come up with some top tips for creating that wonderful Christmassy table yourself and getting the family involved.
1. Candles and Fairy Lights
Candles and fairy lights are a really lovely way to create warmth and atmosphere. Battery fairy lights can be woven in amongst greenery, put into vases, wound round branches or simply laid on the table to create a cosy feel. The flicker of candles are a simple yet effective addition to a Christmas table and can be purchased in yummy Christmas scents. There are so many different shapes, sizes and styles of candles so have a real good rummage for some that you like the look of.
2. Go foraging
There is so much wonderful fresh greenery around at the moment. Get your coats and wellies on, gather up the kids and go for a walk with a bin bag and a pair of secateurs and see what you can find*. There are some lovely berries on a lot of the greenery at the moment which add a very Christmassy feel to the table. Simply lay the greenery down the centre of the table or make into a garland or a wreath for a feature. If you find the green a bit harsh, or it doesn’t quite work with your colour scheme, then give it a really light spray with a silver or gold spray paint – it’ll tone down the green whilst adding a bit of sparkle.
*Whilst a small sprig of holly and a few pine cones from your local park should be absolutely fine to take home, please do remember to always ensure you follow the guidelines of the land owner when foraging. No plant or other living thing should be uprooted and you may need the explicit permission of the land owner before taking anything.
3. Place Settings
Make your guests feel special. Have a good look for some pretty napkins to pop on the table, or if you’re feeling creative get some Christmas fabric and make some. Why not add a name tag to each persons place setting – there are some lovely place card holders online or make your own by tying a little gift tag to a bauble or fir cone.
4. DIY Crackers
These can be such fun! You can buy kits online that come with the cracker, hat and joke and then you can simply choose a little gift for each person round the table. Think about what they really like and get creative. It’ll be lots of fun on Christmas day pulling the crackers and seeing everyone receive a treat that they will actually enjoy!
5. Get Crafty
There are sooo many fun, crafty things to do with or without the kids. Have a look on Etsy for some inspiration and get everyone involved in making things that can be used as table décor. I’ve recently seen some fab stand up Christmas trees for the table made out of cardboard, snowmen made out of loo rolls, button and old socks and reindeers made from simply card and red pompoms. It’s something for the kids to get involved with if you have them at home over the holidays or something for you to enjoy in the evenings with a glass of mulled wine!
Have fun getting creative with your Christmas Table Decorations!
If you don’t have the time, or would rather leave the styling up to someone else, White Button Weddings are offering a ‘Christmas Table in a Box’ service.
Simply choose one of our 5 designs to hire, and all the bits and pieces to style your table are boxed up and delivered to your door with a step by step guide on setting it all up. Head over to our Instagram – whitebuttonweddings for more info!
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