Christmas Preparation / 28 November, 2018 / Dazzle & Fizz
Right, we might as well embrace it now, it’s officially Christmas time. December has landed, people and it’s time to get planning the most important meal of the year. Let’s be honest, Christmas is all about the food but as you countdown to the big day don’t forget to have a little think about how you can make your Christmas table setting look as gorgeous as it does delicious.
Choosing a colour palette is key when styling your Christmas table. I recommend choosing a maximum of three colours and sticking to them. This could be based on a Christmassy theme of your choice or just colours you love, but either way it will help the rest of your styling look cohesive.
Choose a centrepiece for your table. Having a focal point will help attract your guests attention and frame the rest of the table. This could be anything you fancy from florals to the turkey itself. Once you have this it will be much easier to work outwards from there.
Adding different textures to your centrepieces is a great way to add layers to your styling. This may sound complicated but start simple. Begin with the table itself and add linen or a tablecloth in your theme (sticking with your colour scheme of course). Then layer textures on top thinking carefully about your choice of napkins, florals, tableware, etc. Be aware of how these elements work together and make sure they all add to your chosen theme.
Foraging for foliage is a great way to add texture to your dining table. Go out hunting for pine cones, holly, ivy and even berries. Not only will these additions make your table look festive but foraging is a great way to save those pennies. Why not get the whole family involved and make an activity out of it?
Finally, and most importantly, remember our planet. At Dazzle and Fizz we have a no single use plastic rule, from our wooden cutlery to our paper straws we are fighting against the unnecessary use of plastic. So when styling your Christmas dinner table, you can make simple swaps to make your table more sustainable. For example, it can be as simple as using reusable linen napkins instead of paper napkins or swapping plastic straws to paper. With many sustainable products now on the market, it has never been easier to style with our planet in mind.
So this festive season make sure your Christmas table looks good enough to eat!
Article by Katie Littlewort, Event Manager Dazzle & Fizz