Are you hosting Christmas this year and are looking for inspiration on how to set a Christmas table? Do you need some ideas on how to style your food, gifts and decorations to create a magical Christmas for your family and friends? Well read on because here we show you how to easily create an Alpine Inspired Christmas using a colour scheme that includes festive green, gold and charcoal partyware, gift wrapping and decorations to give you a fresh alpine feel.
The table has been set with a soft grey linen tablecloth and then overplayed with a grey fabric tablerunner. The centrepiece has been created with a wreath of real fir leaves. In the middle of the wreath sits a glass candle holder that we have filled with Christmas baubles. So effective and so easy! They come in 2 sizes and we have used 3 on this table, the 26cm one in the middle and 2 of the 16cm ones either side.
These glass candle holders are a must have for any occasion. Remove the baubles after Christmas and use year round filled with greenery, flowers, shells or anything that suits your decor or party theme.
The place settings have been created with simple silver cutlery, glassware and plates. Layer plates to add dimension to the setting. These plates are from Kmart but you could use any to suit the table setting or even consider using round paper plates in lovely glitzy colours to achieve the same effect at a lower cost.
The finishing touches are provided by the hand made Christmas crackers made with giftwrap, a green wreath made from a fresh stalk of rosemary and an acrylic love or joy decoration that your guests can take home.
Don’t make the sweet treats too overly complicated. You can buy fantastic store bought treats these days and then simply spend time displaying them in a lovely way. Most of the treats below are from Coles Supermarket.
Use different height cake plates to display your traditional Christmas treats.
Luxury Christmas puddings and nougat from Coles.
Mince Pies and Chocolate sticks from Coles.
Luxury mini fruit cakes from Coles.
We made this butter cake, iced it with butter cream and finished it with desiccated coconut. The cake topper is simply 3 pieces of rosemary placed upside down to look like mini Christmas trees. The acrylic fillable cake stand makes the perfect accessory, we filled it with pine cones but you could add Christmas baubles, flowers or anything to suit your decor. These are a must have item that you can use at every kids party, occasion or event as the look changes depending on what you fill it with.
Make your Christmas decorating so much easier by wrapping your gifts in similar colours and patterns to suit the theme. That way they add to the overall decorating around the house without giving you extra work.
This alpine hunter green wrap is perfect for this Christmas them and it looks fabulous trimmed with gold.
One last decorating tip is for your front entrance. Make sure it is decorated in your theme to welcome your guests on Christmas Day.
Lastly, once the work is done, sit back and and remember that this really is “the most wonderful time of the year”.
Happy Christmas everyone xx
All partyware, cake stands, runners, acrylic decorations, fillable glass vases, wrap, ribbons and tags available at The Party Parlour.