How to Set Up the Dining Room with Christmas Dinnerware and Kitchen Islands Decorating the table with themed linens, beautiful centerpieces and Christmas dinnerware is an important holiday tradition. Make sure to also include practical things in your dining room for fun holiday meals. Portable kitchen islands and bar carts are great for holding extra plates and dinnerware to make more room on the table. Add holiday sparkle and spirit to your dining room with these practical and easy ideas.
Kitchen Islands and Bar Carts
If you are hosting a Christmas dinner for friends and family, think about adding cart-style kitchen islands and bar carts to the dining room. The holiday table may be full with place settings for all the dinner guests and the centerpiece. Use these carts for holding extra plates, napkins and flatware. You can also bring out the next course or dessert on these carts so serving your guests becomes easier. Place the carts flush against the wall next to the table so your guests can move about freely but all your dinnerware remains within easy reach.
Movable kitchen islands and carts are excellent for setting up a drinks station in the dining room. Place bottles of wine and liqueur and garnishes along with glasses on these carts so your guests can mix their own drinks. These practical additions will make holiday hosting simple and help you join in the celebrations.
Dress the table in red or green this holiday season. Instead of using both the colors, decorate the table with festive linens, tabletop decorations and Christmas dinnerware in one shade. With this theme, you can decorate your holiday table in traditional colors. Create a backdrop with a white tablecloth and add color with red or green Christmas dinnerware. Glittery glass ornaments are perfect for tabletop decorating and as creative place cards. Choose ornaments in your color scheme and attach colorful hangtags to them. Write your guests’ names on the tags and place the ornaments at individual settings.
Choose a satin ribbon in red or green and use it to beautify each individual place setting. Lay out the ribbon flat on the table and place the charger, dinner plate and folded napkin over the ribbon. Wrap your ribbon around the Christmas dinnerware like a bow on a gift box. It’s a playful touch as your guests will have to untie the bow like a Christmas present when dinner is served.
Have a wonderful Christmas dinner with these easy entertaining ideas.