‘Tis the season for entertaining family and friends, and ‘entertaining’ always includes eating. Let’s face it, holiday parties are all about the food. There’s nothing like gathering around a table for a festive meal with loved ones. Such a joyous time calls for something else special: dressing your table in holiday attire, too. Here are a few inspiring ideas.
Throw an intimate holiday dinner party focused on wine pairings. Here wedding consultant Shayna Laiderman paired jewel-toned goblets and warm table settings from Pier One with bright arrangements from Artistry Florist and Event Design. A chalkboard lists the wine selections. (Photo: L Photographie)
Chargers placed under china create a more finished and festive look. These 13-inch silver bead chargers from Pottery Barn provide a bit of sparkle and drama that can work for both formal and casual dinner parties. (Photo: Pottery Barn)
Go beyond the cornucopia with a custom-made centerpiece that will warm your home all season long. This permanent arrangement was crafted by Patti Porter of Rusted Chandelier. (Photo: Bill Barrett)
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Lighten up Christmas with pink, instead of red, mixed with pale green. Tina Barrera of The Special Event Florist used a custom ribbon runner, silver mercury glass, and bouquets of hot princess roses, primula, dusty miller and sprigs of evergreen tucked into the napkins. (Photo: Tina Barrera)
Inject some style into your Festival of Lights. Crate & Barrel offers fun and festive settings with C&B’s ‘Candles’ table runner, Hanukkah plates and platter, and menorah napkins and napkin rings. (Photo: Crate & Barrel)
Featured image by Bill Barrett