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Decorating for the Christmas Meal

Updated on December 13, 2014

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On Christmas, if you are hosting the family dinner, remember people will be in the dining room and the kitchen. No matter how hard you try, you will be unsuccessful at keeping well-meaning guests out of the kitchen, where they will insist on helping. So, the dining room and the kitchen should be festively decorated for the occasion.

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The Dining Table

The dining table might best be covered with a Christmas themed tablecloth, and have Christmas place p mats. A nice centerpiece will enhance the d├ęcor, especially one that does not prevent guests from seeing each other across the table.

Spode Christmas Tree Tablecloth 70" Round

Candy and Cookies

Find nice candy and cookie serving trays with a Christmas theme. And fill them with specially wrapped goodies for the occasion.

The Christmas Party Pack

Beautiful Christmas Tree Party Pack (40 Pc); Christmas Tree Dinner Plates, 9 Oz. Cups, Lunch Napkins & Invitations; Serves 8
Beautiful Christmas Tree Party Pack (40 Pc); Christmas Tree Dinner Plates, 9 Oz. Cups, Lunch Napkins & Invitations; Serves 8

The best way to have your dinner served with matching plates, napkins, and so on is to buy a single party pack. A party pack includes what you need, and you know in advance how many people it will assist you in serving. So, what do you do if the gathering exceeds the number of people the party pack is designed to serve? Get as many party packs as you need. No, it will not include drink coasters, nor will it include place mats. Examine the description of the Christmas party pack and supplement with whatever else will help make the Christmas meal a memorable success.

Oh, one last thing, cleaning up is easier this way.


Christmas Tree - 3.7 Oz Small Jar Yankee Candle

Christmas Trivets

Trivets protect table and other surfaces from heat. You need several in the kitchen, and several for the serving dishes on the dining room table. Fortunately, Christmas themed trivets are available. Yes, they are used only once or twice a year, but they should be available year after year.


Candles add ambiance. And, if you have an artificial Christmas tree, a well chosen scented candle can add the familiar smell on a fir or spruce tree. Choose and add candles throughout the dining area.

Christmas Wall Decals

Spruce up the walls with Christmas decals. And, if the dining room is too crowded for a Christmas tree, find a place on the wall for a Christmas tree decal. In fact, consider adding several, so every guest has a view of at least one.

How do you decorate the dining area?

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    • veronicatarantino profile image

      veronicatarantino 5 years ago

      Love it.. love eating in Christmas dishes

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      johnsja 5 years ago

      I always have bonbons and use Christmas napkins and table cloth.

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      MartieG aka 'survivoryea' 5 years ago from Jersey Shore

      I love Christmas decorations and the table is part of the scene. Nice choices :>)

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      WriterJanis2 5 years ago

      I decorate with a runner, candles and holiday themed plates.

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      Camden1 5 years ago

      I love to decorate for Christmas! We have some of the Spode winter china - it looks lovely!