Local Tablescape Ideas and Holiday Décor for Your Parties

Lights are glowing brightly throughout your home, the ornaments are hung on the Christmas tree and cheerful music fills the air – everything is perfect for your upcoming holiday party! Just one thing is missing: you still need to set the table. Paper cups and napkins won’t work for this gathering; you’ll need an elegant tablescape and complementing holiday décor to set the mood for the festivities. Check out our three different design ideas to inspire you!

Warm Elegance

On a cold winter’s night, make your home feel cozy with a warm elegance theme. Add a gorgeous, white faux fur table-runner from Z Gallerie over your dining room table first. Mark each seat with a gold place setting (like these faux-leather placemats with unique cut-outs) and elegant napkin rings  – we adore these sparkly champagne-colored pinecone rings! Complete the look by lighting plenty of candles across the entire table and setting them in gold votives like these clear glass ones with a speckled metallic finish. This tablescape look is perfect for intimate gatherings and formal parties.

Red Festive

Your dining room will feel merry and bright with a red festive theme! Start with a Christmas-red tablerunner, like this one from Neiman Marcus that features a white-and-green paisley pattern. Next, set the table with these cheerful Juliska party plates, featuring hand-painted wintery scenes in red and white. Finish by lighting red candles, like this hand-crafted red leaf candle in the shape of a ball. This design is the right choice for those who want to tap into their jolly side without being over-the-top.

Holiday Cheer

If you love Christmas and don’t care who knows it, this holiday cheer theme is for you! Set this pretty white tablerunner from Crate & Barrel across the table, featuring rows and rows of embroidered green Christmas trees. Roll up fun napkins, like these candy cane-covered ones, and stick them in a tinkling jingle bell napkin holder. Next, set out holiday-themed plates, like these 12 Days of Christmas plates from Nordstrom that each contain an intricate scene from the classic holiday song. Finally, serve the drinks in seasonal glasses. We love this set of four stemless wine glasses, each with a different shaped Christmas tree etched on the side, and these beer glasses, with the words “beer merry” engraved on each one. Seeing this table will make it impossible for anyone to be in a bad mood during the holidays!

Sydni Ellis grew up in the great state of Texas, where she learned to love chips and salsa and hot weather. She has a master’s degree in Journalism from the University of North Texas, and she currently works in the College Communications, Marketing and Outreach office at Richland College. Some of her passions include writing, traveling and re-reading the Harry Potter Series every chance she gets. In the spirit of spontaneity, Sydni lives her life with a pen in one hand and her video camera in the other; ready to capture the next great story.

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