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Creating the perfect holiday tablescape doesn’t have to be hard. With a vision and a few it odds and ends, you can totally pull it off.
I appreciate the importance of connecting with family and making dinner gatherings special. I also like to make sure they are well styled but usually talk myself out of it because it sounds like too much effort, or don’t even know where to begin.
Well, this year I wanted things to be different. I want to give my family that wow factor when they sit down to eat our Christmas meal. This year, paper plates just won’t do. It was time to up my game and go all out. But not in a crazy kind of way. Something elegant and beautiful but simple.
When creating the perfect holiday tablescape, try not to overthink it. While doing my usual shopping at my local Meijer, I took a peek at their cute little holiday section they had set up. I grabbed a few items off the shelf, threw in a few things I had laying around the house and this is what I came up with.
The perfect holiday tablescape can be whatever you want it to be. Make it warm and inviting while adding your own personality.
Here are a few tips for making your tablescape great:
Choose a color theme – I went with red, green, gold and brown after seeing this table runner. It was love at first sight! Plus it was on sale, so it was a double win.
Use a table runner – Whether you’re using a long table or a short, a table runner is always a good idea. It’s the perfect way to make your table decorations look fuller than they need to be. Filling up your table with flowers, candles and other decorative items can get expensive quickly.
Create a centerpiece – Or several, depending on how long your table is. I used a 6 person table so I just made one really big centerpiece in the middle of the table. For longer tables, you could do several of them.
Non-scented candles – I love a little bit of mood lighting at our holiday dinners. For this tablescape, I used non-scented floating candles. You don’t want your candles interfering with the taste of the food.
Place cards – I chose not to use place cards for this tablescape because I wanted to keep things simple. But you can easily write names on card stock and hold them in place with a pinecone. Easy but cute!
Centerpieces for your holiday tablescape don’t have to be complicated either. They can be storebought or homemade.
I will include the directions to these below.
Would you believe me if I told you this flatware is plastic? It is! So while I am not doing paper plates this year, this gold set was way prettier than anything I own. And they look so real. You don’t have to use plasticware for your tablescape if it’s not your thing, I just loved the way these tied it all together.
I bought a piece of burlap from the crafting section and cut it into strips to create napkin rings. I wanted to give my tablescape a shabby farmhouse look. Again, it doesn’t have to be complicated or expensive.
Add some foliage to your design and viola. You have perfection.
Just repeat your design all the way down the table making for the perfect holiday tablescape.
Just in case you are curious about how I made this beautiful centerpiece, let me break it down:
- Glass jars I already had
- Small branches from pine (real or fake will work – I used fake)
- Fresh cranberries
- Floating candle
Wrap the branches of pine around the bottom of the empty jar in a circular motion. Fill with water approximately 3/4 of the way full. Add fresh cranberries to the glass jar. They will float to the top so be sure to leave enough room for a candle in the middle. Once you add your candle, you are done! Easy peasy.
Since the holidays can be so busy (and stressful) I tend to forget about little details once in a while. Having a house full of guests can often lead to a house full of mess. And since time is short these days, I’m beyond thankful for Shipt. I was able to order all of my P&G household supplies from the Shipt app and have them delivered within hours. Yes, you read that right!
Just imagine the possibilities. Especially when the weather is less than amazing.
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So what does that mean?
I ordered everything I forgot I would be needing over the holiday season, using the Shipt app. I did a quick search and many options popped up. A few clicks and everything I was looking for was in my cart.
You guys! SOMEONE ELSE DOES YOUR SHOPPING!!
So not only was I able to order all of these P&G items from the store I love (Meijer), I didn’t even have to leave the house.
A screen will appear allowing you to select the day and time of your delivery. I took a screenshot to show you I ordered these items at 5:27 p.m. and had them delivered the same day at 9 p.m.
And because I wasn’t sure if I was going to be home or not, I was able to leave a note with instructions.
Like magic, my order was waiting for me – right on time! I mean, this is a game changer, folks! I spend too much of my time making trips to the store because I forgot an item or two. Now, I can have them delivered right to my doorstep. And so can you!
Time to get this party started!
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