With Christmas just around the corner, it’s time to start planning your get togethers. The festive season is the perfect time to get creative with your table decorations and centrepieces and create an inviting atmosphere for your guests. For a stylish party table for kids or adults, we’re sharing a selection of our favourite decorating ideas:
What’s the highlight of the Christmas party table? Crackers! The tradition of pulling crackers dates back to 1845 and Tom Smith’s sweet shop, but since they only come out in December, we’ve got to make the most of them! If you’re looking for something a little more luxurious this year, you’ll love our sophisticated crackers from Katie Leamon. The beautiful handmade navy and gold crackers come in a box of six and feature gifts your party guests will actually want to keep. In other words, you won’t be picking them up off the floor in the morning! We love the cute bumble bee soaps and wooden plant markers.
The kids’ table will love our mini reindeer crackers from Meri Meri – each one features a festive temporary tattoo to keep them busy while they wait for the turkey.
With cracker pulling and so many sides and sauces going on, there’s bound to be a few accidents. And that’s just from the adults’ table… We like stylish-yet-understated silver star napkins to mop up the mess. For the kids’ sticky fingers, strategically place Meri Meri’s cute festive napkins around the table. Or, choose their Santa-shaped napkins – they’ll also help keep the young ones entertained.
There’s always someone who manages to set their napkin or sleeve on fire at the Christmas party! Keep the candles out of harm’s way in a beautiful brass star tea light holder from Nkuku – a few of these make the perfect Christmas table centrepiece, combined with holly or branches of fir and pinecones.
Filling a glass jar or large decorative bowl with baubles and weaving in some twinkly battery wire lights is another great idea for a beautiful table centrepiece for your Christmas dinner parties.
The Scent of Spruce
While you might not want to display a diffuser on the table, placing one discreetly in the hallway or dining room will have the house smelling divine before your guests arrive. After all, who doesn’t like the scent of Christmas trees? To help your guests get in the Christmas spirit, we love Paddywax’s Pomegranate & Spruce diffuser. It will even help mask the aroma of burnt pigs in blankets…
There’s lots to think about if you’re in charge of the cooking at Christmas. With our festive table ideas, you can rest easy knowing that at least everything will look great - the rest is up to you, we’re afraid!