With the Christmas Tree decorated and lit up brightly, gifts nestled beautifully below, the gentle sound of carols drumming in the background, it seems the scene is set. The final touches to your table are the last thing to do before guests arrive. At Gourmet Basket we are ready to help you prepare for the festive season. Whether you are holding a Christmas do for all your family and friends, or sitting down to a simple meal and simply want to bring some festive cheer to your table, there are endless ways to decorate for the occasion. Dress your table up with these simple, effectiveand fun ideas from the Gourmet Basket team!
Choosing a theme makes things so much easier when considering what colours and vibe you want to create for your guests. The internet has endless options for theme ideas from modern to rustic. We suggest using your style and things that you may already have at home – hello backyard!
Whilst paper napkins might be easier to find (and throw away) nothing says style more than a linen table cloth and a set of napkins. A timeless investment, choosing white will suit any theme and therefore can be reused every year! Making any pieces you decided to use along the middle of your table pop, a white base acts as the perfect canvas to create your Christmas masterpiece upon.
Using a centerpiece acts as an anchor for your table. Natural foliage down the middle can bring a rustic charm, or for a more modern look consider fairy lights. Using a vase in the middle helps to build upon. Why not fill it with delicious treats you can find in our hand-picked Christmas Basket 2020!
Set the mood with candles along the middle of the table. Not only do they create a soft glow amongst guests but using scented ones can invigorate those senses. Whether you choose fruity or deep and rich woody cedar, there’s a scent to suit every mood! If you decided to use candlesticks these act as a double winner by adding height to your table.
Need an activity for the kids? We have the perfect one! Keep them busy with making name tags which you can tie to glasses with twine or simply place above their seating. No risk of losing your glass if the carols start getting louder and the dancing urge gets stronger! Don’t forget we have baskets with selected wines and liqueurs if you need something to help keep the party going!
If you have the time, get crafty and create your own Christmas crackers! Another perfect idea to keep the kids (or adults?!) engaged, there are plenty of guides online to help you!
It’s all in the details when creating an intimate space with the right mood on Christmas day. Sitting down with family and friends can be one of the most wonderful parts of Christmas so take the time and create something that guests will remember…until we do it all again next year! From everyone here at Gourmet Basket, we wish you a safe and happy Christmas!