Embracing a Healthy Family: Decorating the Table - Blogmania Dream Team Holiday Mania - Win Over $2000 in Prizes

Decorating the Table - Blogmania Dream Team Holiday Mania - Win Over $2000 in Prizes

Yesterday, I posted the desert table and today, I'm going with decorating the dinner table today.  I count down to Thanksgiving not only to give thanks which is paramount to the day but also because I know that the day after, I get to decorate!  We're getting ready to put our house up for sale and I think this is the best time to do it as you get to make it all pretty, comfy and beautiful.

The centerpiece is the eye opener as soon as you walk in a room.  You can choose to make it big, small, homemade or store bought.  The choice is all yours and reflects your style.  It can be as simple as glass bowl or large vase filled with the colors you have chosen for your table in ornaments.  This is really inexpensive as you can re-use it year after year with new ornaments.

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Christmas candles also make for a nice display and again, they can be used over and over.  This is one of my favorite displays.  This is elegant with the all white and silver accessorized theme.  It makes a pretty conversation pieces as well.

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Christmas Candy Table Centerpieces
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Whatever idea you use, it will definitely make the table the focal point of the room.  The napkins and placemats also provide a great accent to the table.  Whether you make them or purchase them, they add the pizazz pending on the feel and look you are looking for.

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RiRi Creations have these wooden embellished rings that are elegant yet simple.  Priced at only $15 for six, it's a great deal.

set of 6 wooden embellished napkin rings, conversation starters, perfect for autumn, Thanksgiving, Christmas, hostess gifts, dinner favors or parties

Evelyn White has some beautiful napkins, placemats, runners, tablecloths and more.

Gold and Cream Damask Floral Placemats and Matching Napkins (Set of 4) Ivory White Placemat and Matching Ivory White Napkins (Set of 8) 
CLEARANCE SALE 50 PERCENT OFF Diagonal Floral Table Runner

Add some sprinkles to the table, some coordinated chargers and your table is all set!

Children's Table

Don't forget the kid's table either as they would not only love to have this little piece at their table but will have loads of fun making it.  The Gumdrop Pops is also cute to make and easy.

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Courtesy of Martha Stewart

The kid's table can also include these delightful Christmas crackers filled with your favorite Christmas candy or little toys.  It's been a hit at our house when I have them for Christmas and they are easy to make.  Martha Stewart has an instructional here.

Courtesy of Martha Stewart
All kids want to be like the adults so you have to remember the drinks.  Adding whimsical little stirrers adds fun to the table.  These Candy Cane Reindeers are delightful and again, easy to make.  If you have a Cricuit or Silhouette, it would take no time to make them.  Find instructional here.

Courtesy of Martha Stewart
To top off the table, you want to have cute napkin rings.  Driftwood Santas are cute and come in many colors.  Storybook Woods has these delightful napkin rings with a belt on them for their storytime theme.


More post to come on the series of planning a Christmas party.

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Bree, Home of Blogmania said...

WOW...these look wonderful. I like to jazz it up but I am not sure if I'll ever reach a point where I do all of that..but it's nice to look and dream about this magical day where everything is beautiful and no food ends up on my shirt :)- ha...

LuAnn @ BackPorchervations said...

Sorry to hear about your daughter. Hope she feels better soon.

Found your blog through a Mom Bloggers Club follow group. :O)

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