Welcome to Couleur Nature’s Holiday Tabletop Extravaganza, where we bring you all the best ideas for holiday entertaining! Because there are just so many ideas out there, the Extravaganza is split into 2 parts: The Big Picture and All the Little (and Not-So-Little) Details!
If you haven’t seen Part I yet, you can check it out first at Holiday Tabletop Extravaganza: The Big Picture.
Part I was all about ideas for the big, general theme of your holiday celebration. In Part II we’ll explore all the details you can use to make this year’s holiday a celebration to remember, from place card holders to chandelier garlands and grand entrances!
So without further ado, I give you:
All the Little (and Not-So-Little) Details
Pinterest is an amazing place, with so many amazing ideas. There’s endless inspiration for the holidays!
Holiday ornaments make great place card holders, not to mention they’re so simple.
They’re also great for adding a festive touch to your napkin rings and wine glasses.
Simply remove the hanger and insert small flowers and into the ornament’s opening.
Buy a set of clear ones and you could invite your guests to get creative!
Display them in a lantern or vase…
Ornaments in cupcake tiers are so simple to make, but they look fantastically festive!
Dress it up with some ribbons and greenery.
Ring in the Holidays
Silver garlands make the simplest of napkin rings, but can be so pretty when paired with the right flatware.
Get extra festive with holly and itty-bitty pinecones (cinnamon sticks would also look and smell great with holly).
If red’s not a part of your color scheme, white berries or hydrangeas work just as well.
I don’t know why submerging plants in water makes for such great decorations, but it does. The idea is really simple, but the result can be quite enchanting.
These charming little tea lights can be taken home as party favors!
These three pieces (holly, a glass, and tea lights) can also be switched around to make a waterless wonder.
If you can’t find any holly, cranberries and herb sprigs work just as well.
For those lucky enough to live where it snows, you can make an ice wreath and hang it out in the front.
Or bring the freeze indoors with a holiday ice bucket! Between Naps on the Porch has an easy tutorial for making your own. Just be sure to keep a dish underneath; you wouldn’t want it melting all over the table.
Alternatively, you could use this idea to make beautiful ice lanterns. Oh My! Creative has a tutorial for these ice lanterns, but the concept is pretty similar to the ice bucket.
The Ceiling’s the Limit
Why stop at creating a beautiful tablescape when you can have a dazzling overhead display too?
You could always hang some snowflakes or colorful lights, but if you have a chandelier over the table, try wrapping it in garlands and foliage (a few ornaments here and there helps too). There’s so much opportunity for making your overhead lights a stunning holiday display.
For those who don’t have any lights hanging directly over the table, I have a very cool idea for you…
Well, this could still probably be done with lights around it. And it doesn’t even have to be over the table.
Isn’t it cool though? I bet your guests wouldn’t expect it. Unless one of them is an avid branch hanger, I guess.
Making an Entrance
While this is totally unrelated to the table, I just thought I’d show a few examples of how you can “wow” your guests when they arrive!
This dazzling doorway is inspired by nature. Almost reminds me of our Winter Garden Wreath!
I hope you enjoyed the Holiday Tabletop Extravaganza! Tell me, what are your plans for this holiday season?