December, 31, 2014

Holiday-Ready Table Ideas

If you’re putting together a holiday bash, I know you’re leaving no detail untouched. Flatware will be polished, centerpieces will be perfectly centered, the menu finalized, and the tablescapes meticulously planned. The perfect holiday table is one that is festive without being too overwhelming, one with a bit of sparkle to make the event feel a bit more special, and one that has the perfect elements that will make your guests feel like you really put in the time to create something lovely. Sure, you can just pick plain colors for the table linen and white dishes, but why settle for the ordinary? Check out our ideas for holiday-ready tables.

Glamorous Gold

For just a little bit of glitz, you’ll love the Ivory Circular table linen on your event’s tables. This cream-colored table cloth features a subtle circle pattern, and pairs wonderfully with gold charger plates (such as our Ice Clear with Gold Rim plates) and glass or crystal centerpieces. Set off the design with a complementary ivory napkin, and if you want to add a splash of color, fill glass vases with branches from pine trees for a festive flair.

Sassy Silver

Like gold table linen, silver is a neutral that adds a flavor of the holidays to any table it adorns. You can use brushed napkin rings such as the Brushed Prescott napkin ring, atop white napkins and the unique Charcoal Crackle table linen. With a little bit of shine without being over the top, this combination is a winner for any holiday party, no matter what you’re celebrating.

Jewel Tones

Colors like ruby, amethyst, emerald and sapphire can all lend to a rich holiday feel at your party. Choose one for a spotlight, or mix them up and use a few as the background with neutral or metallic napkins and charger plates. Put simple silver or gold ball ornaments into vases as your centerpieces to let the gemstone shades really sparkle.

Sequins and Sparkle

For a really special look, check out the Cameo Tori overlay, a blush-colored, elaborately sequined table overlay that is perfect for any holiday gathering. Subtle, yet still totally glam, this overlay gives your event the shine it needs to boost the mood without being too much or too cloying of a shade. Pair it with copper or cream colored accents for a truly luxe vibe.

For holiday-ready tables, you’ll want to make sure that you plan not only a great look, but festive menu ideas too. Set up a holiday cookie buffet, for instance, and be sure to serve drinks like eggnog and mulled wine. Planning a perfect holiday party doesn’t have to be stressful, and once you’ve taken care of the décor, you can focus on the rest of the event.

What holiday party are you most excited for this year? Let us know in the comments!

Photo Credit: Debi Lilly / A Perfect Event
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