Tips for Creating a Holiday Place Setting
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Tips for Creating a Holiday Place Setting

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Can you believe my husband and I have lived in our current home, OVER two years? That’s never happened. If you’ve been on our home tour, then you know we move constantly. We build, move-in, sell, repeat. But for some reason, we’ve hung on to this house a little longer than usual. I have to think it’s because of all the “thought,” that we put into the design of this one, so we can have the room to entertain.

I’ll never forget moving into our new home, how excited I was to start shopping for a dining room table. I wanted a big one. Like… REALLY big. (So we could fit a gazillion guests at it for a humungo dinner party if we wanted.) I had envisioned creating place settings for each guest, and having the WHOLE table decorated to a T.

This holiday season… I’ve done just that. There was NO stopping me.

Tips for Creating a Holiday Place Setting

For a recent dinner party, I created a tablescape & individual place settings to welcome our close friends.

I’m quite infatuated with Coca-Cola’s “Share a Coke with…” aluminum bottles, so I made them the star of the show. The pops of red and cutesy little sayings are to die for.

Tips for Creating a Holiday Place Setting:

Tips for Creating a Holiday Place Setting

Creating a place setting can be so simple. Don’t overthink it. I think that’s where a lot of people get caught up in the planning and decorating. Small, simple little details can add incredible “umph,” to your place setting.

Grab white dinner plates.  White can be so versatile, and go with just about anything.

Add a pop of color with a smaller plate. {Salad plate, appetizer plate, dessert, whatev…}

Add something special.  Like for this place setting, I fell in love with the aluminum Coca-Cola bottles that I picked up at Target, since they had the “look,” that I was going for & I attached a simple little tag. They can either drink it on the spot, or take it home as a party favor. Adding a small “gift,” or simple “welcome tag,” to each place setting, will make your guest feel all warm and cozy.

OPTIONAL: In case our guests decided to drink the Coca-Cola on the spot, I wanted to send them home with a small party favor. I just filled a small box with goodies, wrapped it with a ribbon and personalized tag. I also used my FREE customizable place cards, to wrap around each napkin, for an added personalized touch. (I just can’t get enough of personalizing it all.)

Place Setting Details:

Tips for Creating a Holiday Place Setting

A simple kraft colored box, wrapped with ribbon, and a free printable monogrammed tag, can be a simple and affordable statement party favor for your guests. Just fill the box with candies, cookies, or get crazy and personalize the contents for each guest. (I said crazy, because I’ve totally done that, and although my guests loved it, it took A LOT of time. But it was totally worth it.)

Tips for Creating a Holiday Place Setting

Wrapping a place card around a fabric napkin can be another quick & easy (also affordable with my free printable, way to add the right amount of character to your place setting.

Tips for Creating a Holiday Place Setting

I literally grabbed the aluminum Coca-Cola bottles at Target, and they were already cute enough that I didn’t need to do anything to them.

HOWEVER… I can’t leave anything alone.  So I created a small buffalo plaid, tag (because I’m super obsessed with that theme this year), that says, “Sips of Joy,” on them, and tied them around each bottle for a little extra pizzazz. If you’re on the buffalo plaid train this year too, then you really, really, need to head over and download my free buffalo plaid gift tags that I created:

Download: FREE Buffalo Plaid Gift Tags

Free Buffalo Plaid Gift Tags download! Black and White, deer, modern, classy Christmas, Winter gift tags.

Eeeeeek!!! Have so much fun this holiday season and let me know below how you used your tags and set up your holiday place setting!

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Tips for Creating a Holiday Place Setting

One thought on “Tips for Creating a Holiday Place Setting

  1. Samantha says:

    Seriously and absolutely DARLING! This tablescape is beautiful, love the printable, and think your finishing touches are BEAUTIFUL! Thanks for sharing! #client

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