Christmas Shopping is all done, presents are all wrapped and you pretty much have the menu figured out. Now how do you impress your guests with a fabulous dinner table? Read these tips for a helping hand!
1. Add some Funk with Colour!
Don't feel you have to limit yourself to the traditional red, gold and green. Experiment with different colour schemes to liven things up! Perhaps coordinate with your new colourful dining ware. To add depth and interest, use different shades of one colour to create a unified but impactful scheme. For a trend setting scheme, why not choose the Pantone colour of 2018, Ultraviolet?
2. Layer it Up!
A really simple way to dress a table is to add layers. Have an ornate or colourful service plate to form the base layer. This will be on show throughout the dinner so have fun with it! Add the dinner plates on top and finish with a colourful napkin or name tag. It is these small additions that are most memorable at any dinner party so make it count!
3. How High Can you go?
The centrepiece is vital in a beautiful dinner setting and it can be as simple or as extravagant as you like! For a round dinner table stick with a central piece with varying heights. Think tall vase with foliage and candles or votive's around it. For a long rectangular table create a centrepiece for the whole length of the table. There is an opportunity to have a lot of fun with this, add pine cones you have collected from a walk in the woods, sprigs of pine or eucalyptus for that divine fresh scent, throw inn some votive's and baubles for colour and fun.
However you celebrate, remember to take time out for fun, relaxation and create fantastic memories with loved ones.
From my family to your, Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year xxxx