Help yourself to some inspirations with our holiday place-setting ideas. We've combined classic table linens—plus year-round dinner plates and glassware—with a few special seasonal additions. And for quick reference, including Silverware Placement 101, stemware styles and more, check out our tabletop guide.
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A centerpiece is the final detail that brings a holiday setting together. Choose low centerpiece designs for your table; tall arrangements or candleholders for sideboards and buffets.
There are two essential ingredients to any centerpiece—a little imagination, even less time. Proof:
Create a natural centerpiece by arranging pears or pomegranates and dried foliage in a bowl OR fill a glass hurricane with walnuts and a candle.
Make a party centerpiece by tying a gold ribbon around the neck of a carved figure.
Two instant Christmas centerpieces: A filled stocking OR candy canes standing in glass tumblers.
Easy, instant ideas here.
If these ideas save just one person's sanity, it will have been worth it:
Wear a pretty Christmas apron: Spills happen.
Treat your seats to dining cushions.
Invest in a glamorous tray: It makes everything look super-special.
Provide guests with holiday party crackers.