How to decorate your table at Christmas

By Karen

Christmas dinner is one of the most important meals of the year for most Irish families. Make it extra special this year with a few quick and easy ideas for decorating your table.

  • Pick a colour scheme for your table like ‘all white’ or traditional red and gold and build your table decoration around it.
  • Use lots of  baubels to decorate the table and run a string of Christmas lights down the centre (pick lights with a white lead to blend against a white table cloth).
  • Don’t be afraid to mix and match different china plates on your table. Tie the whole look together by investing in silver, white or gold ‘chargers’ to put your place setting on.
  • Have fun with inventive place names. Write your guests’ names in gold or silver pen on a leaf of holly, on a medium sized stone or on an old style luggage tag.
  • Tie rolled napkins with ribbon to match your colour scheme and attach a couple of mini baubles to finish the look.
  • Use lots of candles to add to the festive mood – narrow tapers secured in a clear glass vase filled with sand look great (the usual care with candles applies).
  • Wrap metallic braid around humble tealights and secure with glue. Pile them on to your table and mantelpieces.
  • Pile a decorative three tier cake stand full of baubels and foliage as a festive centrepiece for your table.

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