Decorating for the Christmas Meal
Christmas Trees and Mountains
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 décor, 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
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
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.