Creating an inviting and festive table for a dinner party will set the tone for an unforgettable night. With a little creativity and this step-by-step guide, you’re already halfway there for creating a memorable and festive dinner party.
Choose a theme or color scheme
Set the tone for your dinner by selecting a theme or color scheme. Whether it’s traditional red and green for Christmas or a more contemporary gold and silver, a well-executed colour palette brings a sense of harmony and festivity to the table.
You can lay the foundation for this with a high-quality tablecloth that complements your chosen theme. Then, create a stunning focal point with a festive centerpiece. This could be a traditional holiday floral arrangement, a collection of candles, or even a thematic display that reflects the occasion. Just make sure it doesn’t obstruct guests’ views across the table.
Layer with charger plates and dinnerware
Now is the time to add some layering to your table setting. Begin with charger plates as a base, then layer with plates and bowls by ferm LIVING. Consider mixing textures or patterns within your chosen colour scheme for an contemporary look.
Elegant flatware and glassware will help to complement the overall aesthetic. Place the flatware in the order it will be used, working from the outside in. Ensure that glassware is sparkling clean and arranged neatly.
A personal touch by including place cards at each setting. Whether handwritten or printed, this small detail makes guests feel welcomed and adds a touch of sophistication. Candlelight is also a great option for a warm and inviting atmosphere.
For the final touch, consider placing small name tags or festive favors at each setting. This adds a personal touch and provides a delightful surprise for guests.