Holiday Hosting 101 : 6 tips for a festive, well-decorated table
- © Top view of hands of family members holding plates with homemade food and desserts while serving festive table before Christmas dinner
Are you hosting a holiday dinner? So you must realize how extra special this year’s celebration is! After a long period of social distancing, the idea of having a small family reunion becomes even more exciting: everyone is happy to finally be together and not a moment is taken for granted.
To celebrate getting together and being together, always in the holiday spirit, what better than to put together a cheerful and warm table around which friends and family can get together and spend a magical moment. Don’t know where to start or lack inspiration?
Nothing screams holiday celebration like matching tablecloth and napkins with trees and stars on it. If there is one place in the city center that loves a matching set according to the themes and the seasons, it’s Maison Simons. And, there’s plenty to choose from.
Pro tip: When it comes to choosing your tablecloth and napkin combination for a celebration, go for dark tones. That way, the post-festive stains will be less noticeable and they will still look brand new the following year.
To change things up and teleport everyone to a world of wonder for the time of a dinner, add a few different dishes than what you usually receive with. For example, you could add new festive mugs to your artillery for tea time or new glasses to serve a post-meal digestif. Here are some unique finds from the Anthropologie boutique.
An absolute must-have to add warmth and a certain je-ne-sais-quoi to your table: candles. Even better if they are lightly scented with a gourmet or winter scent. To save you the search, we have uncovered unique finds at Simons, Anthropologie and Urban Outfitters, that in addition to creating a warm atmosphere for your gathering, will act as decoration to brighten up your table.
Simplicity above all. Consider using the natural resources around you as decoration to give a rustic cabin vibe to your table. You’ll see that the possibilities are endless: a bowl filled with pine cones as a centerpiece, a pine branch and a cinnamon stick attached to your napkins or even a few slices of dried oranges spread out around the dishes.
During family celebrations, we often forget to take pictures in the heat of the moment. The Urban Outfitters-exclusive Instax Mini 11 Fujifilm Instant Camera is an ideal solution to making taking photos something easy that everyone wants to be a part of. Just leave the pretty device on the table and let the magic happen.