Centerpieces and settings and candles—oh my!
Gathering with friends and family is a time to break bread and celebrate—and a time to show off (just a little) your hosting skills. Throwing a cozy blanket over the sofa or hanging a wreath on the door may make for easy holiday decorating, while setting the Christmas table lends itself more easily to creative and dramatic displays of festive embellishment.
As seasoned event planner Rebecca Gardner reminds us, "Everything fancy requires a mischievous wink. This could be a collection of tiny Chinese figurines peeking from behind floppy poppy petals or a provocative game of Would You Rather... calligraphed on the back of the menu. A little twist goes a long way." Of course, the devil is in the details, and a well-thought table will encourage a long night of conversation and merriment.
Whether you're envisioning something eye-catching and unconventional or a more laid-back gathering for this holiday season, you can jumpstart the creative planning from our favorite Christmas table decor ideas right here.