Easy tips for creating a table that’s as luscious as the meal
As the holiday season approaches, it’s time to roll out the red carpet for friends and family. And what better way to do that than by creating a beautiful and inviting holiday table? Whether you’re hosting a cozy dinner for a few loved ones or a grand gathering, we have tips and ideas to help you set the stage for a memorable holiday feast. Plus, we’ll show you how to get the kids involved in the holiday decorating fun!
Candles and greenery
Nothing creates a warm and cozy ambiance like candlelight. Place pillar candles of various heights on a bed of colorful fall leaves for Thanksgiving or pine branches, pinecones, and holly leaves for Christmas. You can use fresh greenery or find garland at the local craft store, like this one from Michaels. These elements evoke classic elegance. To ensure safety, consider using battery-operated LED candles for a worry-free glow.
Create personalized place cards
Adding personalized place cards to each setting is a thoughtful touch that shows your guests you’ve put extra effort into making them feel special. Use holiday-themed tags, mini ornaments, or even small potted plants to get creative with your place cards. For a rustic yet sophisticated touch, write your guests’ names with a gold or silver marker. Or have the kids draw pictures on the cards. Some guests, especially that favorite aunt or grandma from out of town, may find these hand-drawn cards to be a heart-warming keepsake.
Gingerbread cookie decorations
Make gingerbread cookies with the kids and turn them into edible ornaments for your holiday table. Use festive cookie cutters to shape the dough, then decorate with colorful icing, sprinkles, and candies. It’s a fun activity for the kids and creates a uniquely festive table for guests. Plus, you get to eat a bit of dessert first!
Kid-friendly snow globes
Engage the little ones in crafting snow globes for the holiday table. Fill glass jars with water, glitter, and themed trinkets like pumpkins and leaves for Thanksgiving or Santa’s, reindeer, and Christmas trees. Seal the jar with strong glue and let the kids shake up the holiday magic. You can find all your supplies at a local craft store, like Mangelsen’s, in Omaha.
Embrace creativity and fun
Don’t be afraid to let your creativity shine. Try new ideas, DIY projects, and experiment with different decor elements. You don’t need a complete set of matching china to create a stunning table. Mix and match different plates, glasses, and flatware to add character and charm. After all, the holidays are a time for fun and celebration, so let your personality shine.
As you create these delightful holiday table decorations, remember that the season’s joy lies in the memories you make with family and friends. So, get creative, involve the kids, and let your holiday table reflect the love and togetherness that makes this time of year so special. From all of us on the Husker Home Finder team, happy decorating and happy holidays!