Christmas Tablescapes, Party Tips & More

by Alli

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas and I’ve been busy planning my tablescape.  For me, Thanksgiving and Christmas tablescapes are my very favorite and I try to mix it up every year without breaking the budget.  With that in mind, I thought I’d share some of my Christmas Tablescapes, Party Tips & More.

Christmas Tablescapes, Party Tips & More


Let’s start at the beginning with my Top 10 Holiday Party Planning Tips.

Holiday Party Planning Tips

We must have napkin rings – a tablescape weakness of mine.  Yes, Christmas calls for real napkins and napkin rings.  Since I have a pretty large crowd for Christmas and I don’t like using the same napkin rings every single year, I started making my own.  You can use paper towel rolls or toilet paper rolls.  I don’t like the idea of using something on my table that has been in the bathroom, so to make my napkin rings, I pulled the little cardboard piece out before the TP ever made it to my bathroom.

Christmas Napkin Rings

Holiday Napkin Rings from TP Rolls

Beautiful Holiday Napkin Rings from TP Rolls

I’ve created so many napkin rings from TP rolls and I can’t decide which ones are my favorite.  I love them all.

Holiday Napkin RIngs

And we can’t forget the kids’ table!  The grandkids loved this one.

Rudolf the Red-Nosed Reindeer Tablescape

Are you planning a Gingerbread House Decorating Party?  Here’s a party I did for our church kids and it was published in an online children’s magazine.

Gingerbread House Decorating Party

A Carolina Coastal Christmas is one of  my favorite party themes ever.  I made all the centerpieces and we had such a good time.


If you need a few pointers on decorating your tree, here’s my Top 3 Tips.

Tips for Decorating Your Christmas Tree

Last, but not least, here’s a little holiday tour of my house that I did a couple of years ago.

Three Tips for Decorating your Christmas Tree

As I prepare for the Christmas season, I’m reminding my type-A personality self that it’s not about achieving the perfect atmosphere to celebrate, but rather the celebration itself – spending time with loved ones and making memories to cherish forever.  Remember, it’s the little things that one day become the big things that people remember (or something like that).

PS – It’s usually the things that went crazy wrong that we remember and laugh about later.