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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 for 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 blush pink paired with green and gold? Either way, your Christmas table setting provides the perfect opportunity to showcase your unique sense of style!

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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 Vintage-Style Glass Dinner Plate In Green and Rose Tint Wine Glasses. Also, don’t forget cutlery! A beautiful set of Black & Gold 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 Monochrome Luxury Christmas Crackers, Sweary Christmas Crackers and Crane Luxury Christmas Crackers! Exclusive to us at Rockett St George, you won’t find these chic unique crackers elsewhere...

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In contrast to the usual suspects, our Christmas Crackers are handmade in beautiful colour palettes. Furthermore, each cracker includes a party crown, seasonal joke and a selection of luxe gifts. Adding instant glamour, these Christmas crackers are a must-have for any stylish Christmas table.

Christmas Table Essentials

Christmas dinner is the perfect excuse to use all your favourite tableware! From platters saved for special occasions to chic napkins and hero party pieces, Christmas is a time to celebrate in style. So, don’t be afraid to go all-out…

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While tableware is great for making a statement, nothing says quirky glamour at Christmas quite like a beaded coaster! This dazzling beaded design can be styled solo for both Christmas dinner and rowdy drinks parties. As a beautiful addition to your table setting, the fabulously unique Shell Appetiser Dish provides a stylish serving option for those all-important side dishes. From olives, charcuterie and nibbles to serving up veggies in style, the shell dish will 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 a 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 and gold 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 Recycled 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 glass trees and totally unique decorations, these are the pieces that make your Christmas table special.

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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 festive lights for a glamorous feel. Also, don’t forget you can always pop a bauble on each place setting to complete your look.

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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