Friday, December 18, 2009

Christmas Place Settings

Christmas is one week away!  Can you believe it?  Where did 2009 go?

I'm posting some ideas for fabulous Christmas place settings.  I hope you enjoy!

How simply elegant is this placesetting?  Deck the halls (and your table) with this inexpensive design.  Purchase holiday shaped cookie cutters (which guests can take home as a party favor) and tie a tag with each guest's name.  Place wineglass upside down to create a "snowglobe" effect.  You can finish it off with berries or artificial snow you can buy at craftstores.

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Winter Scene Favor / Placecard by Erin Godbey (Courtesy of

This DIY miniature winter scene is sure to delight! It serves as a placecard, and doubles as a favor when you tuck a sweet Christmas treat inside.
Materials: Miniature trees and deer, artificial snow, favor box (party supply store), ribbon style paper tag 
Instructions: Attach trees to box top with hot glue. Attach snow to surrounding box top with spray fixative. Attach deer with hot glue. Fold tag in half, attach to sides of box top with white glue or hot glue. Place Christmas candy inside box. Your guests of all ages will love this!
This is a double-duty place setting.  It not only functions as the guest's napkin and name, but inside it hides a take-away favor for each guest.  Simply find a whimsical napkin and tie with a fun ribbon.  I love how they used black and white polka-dot fabric and gave it a pop of color with the teal ribbon.  Finish it with a gift tag featuring the guest's monogram.

If you are using red for your holiday table, consider accenting with gold.  This place setting is simply a small gift-wrapped box tied with festive red and gold ribbon and adorned with small berries.  You could easily add a tag with the guest's name on it.

Are you using gold or metallics in your holiday tablescape?  If so, this is the perfect addition to your holiday table.  Purchase gold chargers and use with gold-rimmed china (platinum would work as well).  The napkins are tied with inexpensive gold ribbon and a single jingle bell.  Notice the pinecone spray painted gold and the small placecard with the tree stamped on it and the guest's name.  Your guests will be in awe of how beautiful this looks, and think how easy it is to pull together!

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Happy Holidays (and Happy Friday),

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