For many people, Christmas time is a fabulous occasion and a perfect opportunity go all out with the decorations, frivolities, goodwill, delicious treats and festive fun.
The traditional image of the family around the Christmas dinner table is iconic the world over and has been for many years. So, it’s always a lovely idea to give your Christmas dinner table a special loving touch when this time of the year rolls around.
If you’re looking for ideas or ways to add something special or unique to the Christmas Day dinner table, there are several ways to do it:
There’s no reason why you can’t bring a bit of Christmas cheer into the decorations you have on your table, as well as having those which adorn the Christmas tree, walls and fireplaces around the home.
So, pick your theme and look to the kind of tablecloth, napkins, crockery, table decorations and place settings you think will make a nice statement (making sure they all go well together).
There are tons of ideas on sites such as Pinterest – which showcase a whole range of colour schemes that can look festive, while complementing the style of your home at the same time.
Whether you want to bring a touch of wintry nature indoors, with a few sprigs of holly and red berries, or you want to use baubles and tinsel to enhance the festive theme, the world’s your oyster.
And, if you have a few minutes, how about a table centrepiece that is bound to impress? Here are a few gorgeous five minute Christmas table centrepiece ideas from Good Housekeeping magazine.
Food and drink
Food and drink should always be fabulous and delicious – after all, it’s one of the greatest pleasures in life! So, at Christmas time, why not look into having something a bit different for friends and family to enjoy?
Here are a couple of ideas to get your creative juices flowing:
● Festive sausage wreath – if you don’t fancy doing one yourself, how about this yummy looking one from Waitrose which features a combination of 3 flavoured sausages: savoury sage and spinach; sweet cranberry and beetroot; classic chestnut and apple, plaited into an appetising Christmas wreath.
● Break away from the norm and do things Mediterranean or alpine style with a platter of cured meats and delicious cheeses – or how about a festive fondue party?
● Everyone loves a cocktail, so make some amazing Christmas cocktails and mocktails – such as these fun ones from BBC Good Food.
● Try something a bit different to go with your turkey this year, such as a range of unusual vegetables that family members might never have discovered, let alone, tried before. These might include Jerusalem artichoke, chicory, endives, Hamburg parsley, salsify and of course, as a delicious alternative to sprouts – our very own Kalettes.
It’s a wonderful time of year to gather your loved ones together, so why not put some planning in and do things a little differently this year, to ensure Christmas is one to really remember? And then sit back and enjoy the big day!