It’s rolled around really quickly, hasn’t it? It feels like only hours ago we were out enjoying autumnal shades or hollowing out pumpkins, and now we’re greeted in public space by twinkling fairy lights and the sweet celebratory sounds of Mariah, George and Bublé. The holiday season is inevitably upon us and whilst it marks a busier time in all of our calendars, it is also most certainly time to spend with friends and loved ones. A time to get joyfully lost in the seasonal social noise. For many it’s part and parcel in the lead up to Christmas to throw or attend a festive party. So, if the Christmas cracker baton has been handed to you this year, we have some good news - we’ve drawn up a handy easy-read guide of Christmas dinner party ideas. A what’s what of serving items, Christmas dinnerware and general dining table décor ideas. Alongside some worthy hosting tips to get you through this December with that seasonal spirit intact.
Selected Glassware Will Add Sparkle To Your Event.
Luckily at InsideOut Living we’ve sourced a sizeable array of majestic and glimmering glassware perfect to include in any soiree, festive or otherwise. However, for this exercise we have pulled out the ones we think will specifically shine at this time of year. Dining room décor to impress your guests.
Our dining table décor ideas don’t come much more frivolous than this ornate water jug which oozes confidence and glitz, a vestige of 1920’s Gatsby glamour. Take your Christmas dinnerware up a notch with this jug’s crystal styled encrusted collar, transforming any old table or serving tray into a twinkling spectacle.
If you liked that previous item you’ll more than likely plump for this beautiful glass decanter with crystal stopper too. Gleaming with the same elegance and opulence, this fine-looking spirit decanter will happily store your favourite tipple and look proudly sophisticated doing so. Surely the defining feature is the crystal style encrusted rounded stopper, destined to impress your guests and further add those sparkly Christmas feels to your dining room décor.
Christmas dinner party ideas should twinkle, too. We’re firmly of the belief that the introduction of candlelight together with a dimming of artificial light will always bring out those yuletide feelings. Candles can easily fit amongst the Christmas dinnerware, whether nestling up amongst holly placed around the table, punctuating placemats or sat front and centre right in the middle of the dining table. That’s where we think this gorgeous glass candle holder would best fit, with a tall candle placed inside. This comes in a dulled green or blue tone. We’re feeling all warm inside just thinking about dressing our table.
When thinking about dining table décor ideas for your festive party we’re of the persuasion to believe the more twinkle the better. Similarly to the Glass holder this majestic Kensington Townhouse Lantern, used singularly or as a pair, will instantly improve your dining room décor. The cosiness factor is undeniably brought to the fore with the use of candles, it’s all to do with that extra glimmer gained with the timeless combination of flame through glass. Old-world looks whilst encouraging wintery and warming feels.
Our best Christmas dinner party ideas are born from a healthy infatuation with stylish and dazzling things we’ve seen and inspiring events we’ve been to. When we went about picking accessories for the home we knew we wanted to add a number of classy multi candle holders to the choices available. However, with this gold four candle holder, as seen in the lead picture to this blog post, it’s easy to see why this is one of our favourites. Clearly this ornate candle holder won’t just serve as beautiful Christmas dinnerware but will work in any season and on many surfaces. Versatile but also regally beautiful.
Special Serving Options Save The Day.
So, you’ve got your illuminations and ambience all set, the stereo is tinkling out Sinatra, sweet scents of mulled wine and freshly baked mince pies are filling the air. Imagine the scene now minus Christmas dinnerware for serving your guests fine nibbles and refreshments you’ve rustled up. Well, thankfully InsideOut Living has you covered in this regard. We have a glimmering array of Christmas dinner party ideas with serving options that will only add to your dining room décor.
Your guests have begun streaming through the door, you’ve hung their jackets and helped them get comfortable, you’re going to need to refresh them pretty sharpish – keep that festive spirit high! As far as Christmas party ideas go this is an essential in our book as we think the function of being able to offer a tipple on the move is a fine detail. The Art Deco Drinks Tray is the perfect solution to entertaining, all wrapped up in a wonderful looking two circular ring design. It’s classy and elegant, in (un)equal measure - two parts Cointreau one part soda, that is! See the Art Deco Rectangular Drinks Tray for more room to swoon.
Right at the forefront of any Christmas dinner party, the centrepiece of the catch up conversations must be the drinks, but also the pre-dinner nibbles. It’s a great idea to be able to serve these on a surface worthy of your delicious canapés. We think this Nickel Dish on Stand is an ideally suited and styled tray to serve upon. Tastefully hammered and etched away in places, it will make the perfect addition to your Christmas dinnerware.
Our dining table décor ideas keep coming strong with this next suggestion. The stronger the better in some people’s estimation. Because, what is Christmas without cheese? Absolutely nothing in our book! Nothing goes better right at the end of the evening with that digestif of Sherry than a selection of cheese and crackers. This beautifully crafted cheese knife set , available in black or gold, will be a fine addition to any dining room décor. The three knives are handily shaped for different cheeses. It comes gift boxed so they will be a perfect present, too. We think these and an array of cheese would sit nicely served upon the channel serving board, don't forget the chutney either!
We’re almost wrapped on our Christmas dinner party ideas for this year. But first, there’s always time for a tipple. And what better way to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year than with some bubbly. The Large 4 Bottle Champagne Holder will offer nothing but refinement. Treat your guests to this visual feast and user friendly experience and serve chilled bubbles with utmost of suaveness. We think the Nickel Plated Stainless Steel and Brass wine holder is a step above others.
Our Christmas dinnerware 2019 guide can’t finish without featuring our absolute favourite. It’s a cooler destined to suit many dining room décor plans. The Hammered Silver Wine Cooler with Crystal Handles is a fantastic hosting aid with (pardon the bad pun) buckets of visual appeal. The silver plated exterior will dazzle guests and cool champagne or wine easily. The finish is quite simply opulent looking, especially with the crystal style handles. Luxurious and celebratory, perfect for seasonal parties!
Perfect Gifts In Time For Christmas
There are always plenty of other Christmas dinner party ideas and perfect Christmas gifts to peruse, find sleigh loads more in our curated Christmas gifts page . What's more is if ordered before the 18th you'll receive before the 25th!