Rudolf the Red-Nosed Reindeer Tablescape

by Alli

I always enjoy coming up with a kids’ themed table from decor I have on hand.  And since it’s almost Christmas (are you ready?), a Rudolf the Red-Nosed Reindeer tablescape came to mind.

Rudolf the Red-Nosed Reindeer Tablescape


The Rudolf theme could have gone wild and I admit that I had to reign myself in on this one.  Sometimes less is more.

I used a black tablecloth and a plaid table runner.  The runner came from Hobby Lobby and, of course, it was on sale.  Who says a kid’s table can’t be a little classy?

When I plan a centerpiece for a kid’s table I always make sure it’s unbreakable.  For this table I used an advent Christmas tree that I’ve had for over 30 years!  I bought it from Avon when my kids were small.  It has 24 drawers around the base that holds the ornaments.  At one time it played music and the lights really worked.  I also used my B E L I E V E blocks that I purchased from Stein Mart a couple of years ago at half off.  I added a couple of deer and bam – done!

The little plates came from Pottery Barn Kids.  I’m a plate hoarder and find it hard to say no when I fall in love with a dish.

I almost made the little milk bottles look like reindeer, but I thought that would be overkill so I resisted.

And who doesn’t love a little Rudolf the Red-Nosed Reindeer golden book?

Rudolf the Red-Nosed Reindeer

My favorite project when planning this tablescape has to be the toilet tissue roll napkin rings.  You can find my toilet tissue roll snowmen here!

Rudolf the Red-Nosed Tablescape

Here’s what you’ll need to make 2 napkin rings:

1 empty toilet tissue roll

Brown acrylic paint

Beige Chenille stems

2 large beige poms

2 small red poms

Googly Eyes

Cut the empty tissue roll in half.  Paint brown and let dry.  Use hot glue to add the eyes, poms and Chenille stems.  I cut one stem in half and then cut some smaller pieces to make the antlers.  I think they are too cute!

Rudolf the Red-Nosed Reindeer

Rudolf the Red-Nosed Reindeer Tablescape

Do you decorate a kid’s table for Christmas?  If so, what theme are you using this year?