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How To Set Your Table For Christmas Dinner

Top Tips To Create The Perfect Christmas Table Setting

As the main event on Christmas day, we often get asked how to set the table for Christmas dinner. Probably the biggest event of the year, this is a dinner party with a difference! With hours of preparation involved, Christmas provides the perfect opportunity to celebrate in style. Transformed from the spot of everyday dinners, your table is the heart of the home at Christmas and deserves to be celebrated. So, when looking for Christmas dinner table ideas, go to town with stylish tableware that captures the spirit of the season!

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Above all, Christmas is perfect for spending quality time together. Combining a fabulous feast with important family time, Christmas dinner is a treasured tradition and our favourite time of year! While hours of preparation are involved in making the meal, we believe setting the table is just as important. Therefore, we’ve put together 5 top tips of beautiful Christmas dinner table ideas that are designed to inspire! From plates and platters to those all-important finishing touches, each top tip covers an essential element of your Christmas table. Another vital consideration has to be creating magic and sparkle as part of your scheme. So, go to town with candles, confetti and divine decorations to take your table styling to the next level!

Set The Table For Christmas Dinner

Maybe the most important element of all, your tableware sets the tone for decadent dining! First of all, it’s important to decide on a theme. From there, you can play around with beautiful plates and decorations in your chosen colour palette. Maybe you’re a fan of dark and moody table settings? Or prefer a pop of Ochre or Gold? Either way, your Christmas table setting provides the perfect opportunity to showcase your unique sense of style!

It’s always wise to start with the essentials. So, when deciding how to set up your Christmas table for dinner, don’t forget the importance of the simple things. Great tableware goes a long way and your plates, cutlery, glassware and table linen are all vital to your final look.  A few of our favourites include the Christian Tortu Riviera Glossy Gold Leaf Plate and Vintage Cocktail Glass With Gold Rim. Also, don’t forget cutlery! A beautiful set of Gold or Black cutlery is perfect for adding an extra element of luxury to complete your scheme.

Christmas Crackers 

Nothing says Christmas quite like Christmas crackers. Another essential, no Christmas dinner table idea is complete without a fabulous festive cracker in each place setting! So, we’ve created the best crackers ever with our Portrait Christmas Crackers, Sweary Christmas Crackers and Naughty & Nice Luxury Christmas Crackers (Coming Soon)! Exclusive to us at Rockett St George, you won’t find these chic unique crackers elsewhere...

Portrait Christmas Crackers, Sweary Christmas Crackers and Naughty & Nice Luxury Christmas Crackers

Portrait Christmas Crackers, Sweary Christmas Crackers and Naughty & Nice Luxury Christmas Crackers (Coming Soon)

In contrast to the usual suspects, our Christmas Crackers are handmade in Dorset with a beautiful black and gold colour palette. Furthermore, each cracker includes a gold crown, seasonal joke, proverb and one of our luxury black cotton pouches. Adding instant glamour, these Christmas crackers are a must-have for any stylish Christmas table.

Christmas Party Placemats

Christmas dinner is the perfect excuse to use all your favourite tableware! From plates saved for special occasions to hero party pieces, Christmas is a time to celebrate in style. So, don’t be afraid to go crazy with glamour…

While tableware is great for making a statement, nothing says quirky and ravishing retro Christmas quite like our Blush Beaded Placemats! This dazzling beaded design can be styled solo or mixed and matched on the table amongst pretty pink and glorious green accessories. As a beautiful addition to your table setting, the fabulously unique Set Of 2 Octopus & Lobster Placemats provides the perfect background for a festive feast, especially for a marvellous monochrome scheme! Chic and effortlessly stylish, our party placemats promise to transform your table for Christmas!

Candlelit Christmas Dinner

Candles are essential for any dinner party. Therefore, when deciding how to set up your Christmas table for dinner, you can't forget the candles! Introducing subtle ambience that captures the magic of the season, candlelight provides a beautiful addition to your table setting. Also, in the dark evenings of December, candles are perfect for long Christmas lunches that last well into the evening.

Add a hint of colour to your Christmas table with colourful candles, keep things classic with black or go all out fabulous with leopard print. Similarly, your choice of candle holder promises instant impact! For the classic yet statement schemes, opt for the Modern Brass Candleabra, or make a statement with quirky animal-inspired designs. Above all, candles create an atmosphere so don’t be afraid to add as many as possible to your table!

Final Touches For The Table

Finally, it’s time for the finishing touches! From glittery branches to whimsical trees and totally unique decorations, these are the pieces that make your Christmas table special.

While decorations and glitter introduce instant party vibes, there are other amazing ways to personalise your table setting. When it comes to finishing touches, there’s no such thing as too many accessories! Add garlands and light chains for a glamorous feel. Also, don’t forget fabulous accessories for holding cutlery or napkins.

Christmas only happens once a year so go crazy with your finishing touches and create a decadent dining scheme worthy of Christmas day!


For more Christmas table decorating ideas, head to our Instagram where we'll be sharing all things festive in the lead up to Christmas!

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