Elevate Your Christmas Dinner Party with Festive Decorations
Tis the season to be jolly, and what better way to spread holiday cheer than by hosting a memorable Christmas dinner party with family and friends? And decorating is the best part – beyond the delicious food and warm company, the right holiday party decorations can transform your home into a winter wonderland. But how do you achieve this kind of festive atmosphere? Well, today we’ll give you our tips and tricks for choosing a theme, selecting decorative centerpieces, and incorporating Christmas colors along the way. Soon you’ll have all the makings for a dinner party that’ll leave a lasting impression on your guests!
Choosing a Theme
One of the most important aspects of a great Christmas dinner party is a good theme – this sets the tone for your whole evening. Fortunately, holiday parties already have their own theme with many traditional motifs for decorating. For example, when choosing a color for your Christmas party decorative scheme, there are already colors that have been associated with Christmas for ages: red, green, and gold. While there is no rule saying that you must stick with these colors, they are undeniably festive.
Whether it's a classic winter wonderland, a rustic holiday cabin, or a glamorous gold and silver affair, having a cohesive theme will guide your decoration choices and create a visually stunning environment. If you go for a winter wonderland theme, consider incorporating elements like snowflakes, icicles, and white and silver decorations. For a rustic cabin feel, natural elements like pinecones, burlap, and plaid can add warmth and charm. On the other hand, a gold and silver theme radiates elegance and can be achieved with the use of things like metallic ornaments, sequined table runners, and shimmering candles.
Making a Statement with Decorative Centerpieces
No Christmas dinner party is complete without a show-stopping centerpiece that captures the spirit of the season! When choosing your centerpiece, consider the size of your table and the theme you selected. For a classic touch, a lush evergreen wreath adorned with red berries and pinecones can serve as a beautiful centerpiece. Add candles or fairy lights to create a warm and inviting ambiance. If you've chosen a winter wonderland theme, consider a centerpiece featuring crystal or silver candle holders surrounded by faux snow and glittering ornaments. For a rustic feel, a wooden crate filled with pine branches, cinnamon sticks, and candles can evoke the cozy atmosphere of a holiday cabin. Tie it all together with a plaid table runner for a festive touch.
Another popular idea for Christmas decorations is to use the “White Christmas” theme. This can be accomplished by using all-white Christmas lights, white tinsel, and even white wrapping paper. You can take this look even further by using table linens and Christmas tree coverings that feature snowflake prints since the idea of a white Christmas is inspired by the snow that usually accompanies the holiday. This is just one of the holiday print ideas that could be used to decorate your Christmas party.
There are an endless number of holiday prints that could be used to further your decorative goals. Santa Claus is a classic figure that can be found on any number of decorative print linens, not to mention figurines, Santa hats, and maybe even a “real” Santa donning his suit to pass out gifts to the children. The same could be said for snowmen, wreaths, bells, ribbons, and a variety of traditional Christmas icons that can be captured through printed linens, and festive decorations.
Incorporating Christmas Colors
Christmas is synonymous with certain colors, and incorporating them into your holiday party decorations can enhance the festive mood. Red, green, and gold are traditional Christmas colors that can be used in a wide variety of ways to evoke the holiday spirit. Consider using a red and green color scheme for your table settings, such as red linen napkins and green table runners. For a touch of elegance, add gold accents in the form of napkin rings or cutlery. Similarly, a gold and silver theme can be achieved with metallic ornaments, silver candle holders, and shimmering tablecloths. And don't limit yourself to just the table; extend the color palette throughout the room with festive throw pillows, cozy blankets, and even coordinating wall decorations. Creating a cohesive color scheme will tie the space together and make your Christmas party stunning!
Enjoy Your Time with Friends and Family
Regardless of how fabulous your Christmas party looks, it’s important to remember that the holidays are about family and tradition. So, no matter how you decide to decorate for the holidays, don’t get so caught up that you forget to appreciate your loved ones. When it comes down to it, a close family experience is special regardless of how you decorate!
Don’t forget to shop Premier Table Linens for all your holiday party decorating needs. We have everything you need to throw a gorgeous dinner party! Plus, check out our holiday party checklist designed to help you get your house looking great for the occasion.