Since no festival can ever be celebrated without good food and feasting, the dining room table and the way that it is decorated becomes very important in the holiday celebrations. Beautifully set and decorated dining tables are perhaps the single most important facet of creating a festive and celebratory ambiance.
Here are some more tips for setting dining room tables for the holidays:
The Place Settings – Now this is not just the plates, the knives, and the forks but a lot else besides. The plates and other serving bowls that you use can look festive if they have a holiday theme, such as berries, holly, and so on. Festive motifs such as Christmas trees, striped bows, poinsettias, holly, and ivy are very popular. In the alternative, you can just go with some classic styles that look elegant at any time, such as ivory white with gold trim, or even a plaid trim.
The cutlery you use and the number of items you will require depends upon the number of courses you have planned and upon how formal or informal you want your dining room table to look. It is a good idea to have a set of cutlery that you use only for special occasions, which you can bring out at this time. A sparkling, perfectly matched set of cutlery can enhance the dining room tables’ look. If you plan to light candles then these will look even more sparkly and attractive.
Consider the glassware if you will be serving wine and in particular, more than one wine can consider whether you have sufficient space on the dining table for placing everything. Clear glass goblets are best, whether for serving water or to bring out the color of the wine.
Also consider whether you want to have individual placemats …Read More