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Very Merry Christmas Party Tablescape

Written by Kaitlyn Rigling


Posted on December 19 2023

A Christmas party isn’t complete without a delectable and inviting holiday table. Whether you’re serving up Christmas cookies and punch or a full buffet, we’ve got some pointers on how to create the perfect tablescape.

First, choose the theme for your table with the plates. For easy clean-up that doesn’t look cheap, use premium plastic plates that look chic but can go right in the trash after use. We love white and gold versions to really lean into that holiday mood.

Then, consider your drink situation. Rather than having everyone fill their cups from bottles on the counter, raise the bar with a beverage dispenser. Opt for a large dispenser with a spout if you want to serve up punch, lemonade, or anything in bulk. For liquors, transfer them from the bottles to a vintage decanter that will elevate any drink choice. You can even make water look chic by filling glass carafes with filtered water rather than handing out plastic bottles. It’s as easy as that!

Next, mix and match bowls, plates, and stands of different heights to create a multi-dimensional canvas for your foods. Choose a coordinating color palette for all your dishes to keep the overall look refined. We love how a gold dessert stand and silver serving trays pop against a bright red or green tablecloth, reminding us of tinsel and sparkling ornaments. Fill in the gaps with crisp white serving dishes to give the scene some neutral tones.

Christmas Tablescape with Candles

Speaking of ornaments, a jar of sparkly ball ornaments creates the perfect Christmas centerpiece for your table! Just fill a large apothecary jar with ornaments that match your color scheme, and voila! Instant Christmas cheer!

For a finishing touch, use clips of garland or holly to “garnish” your table and fill in any small gaps with a dash of holiday style.

And just like that, your holiday tablescape is complete. Enjoy!