We all know that holiday entertaining can be super stressful, so of course I’m here to help… Follow these tips on how to create the perfect tablescape and you will be more excited than ever!
Tip 1: Above is the first tip, which should get you off the ground. You can even pull accents from around your house you might think will work within the look.
Tip 2: This should be the fun bit. Pull out various sets of tableware you own and see what works. You will be surprised to find out how many combinations could be made from what you may already own! If you don’t have much at home, buy tableware and do some collecting throughout the year. So once you are ready to entertain you have lots to choose from.
Tip 3: I wasn’t exactly the most do it yourself person, but when I started making, painting and re-purposing things I began enjoying it more and more! Just give it a go. Create something that will add a special touch to the table which guests are sure to appreciate.
Tip 5: This will relieve a lot of day of stress and could be one of the most important tips of all! Too many times we fall behind setting everything up, or stuck in the kitchen while your guests are mingling without you. Lets try to avoid that one and plan ahead.
Tip 6: Not everyone will stay for dessert and some may be too full from dinner to have another bite! So setting up a separate dessert area allows guests to grab a treat-while you show off the array of desserts for all to see throughout the evening. Guests can take some sweets home with them, as you’ve placed take home bags/boxes out, so you don’t have to worry about what to do with all those leftovers!
Tip 7: Here is the last tip, its a crucial one. Everyone loves a cocktail during the holidays, but not everyone has a large bar to serve from. Instead use a bar cart, shelving, or the top of a credenza or dresser. No need to have a full bar set-up if you don’t have the space for it. Creating a specialty cocktail with a clever name, or having champagne ready for guests is a nice added touch. You can even pre-batch ingredients for specialty mixers and display it in a nice vessel which is a definite time saver!
Hope this helps with your holiday planning-Id love to hear comments or any questions you have that I can help with.