Setting the Table for Christmas: Simple, Special Touches Bring Your Christmas Party to Life | Home & Garden
âWe like to use more unique things for Christmas,â Hawksworth said. âYou can even take pine cones or ornaments and add them to the arrangements to make it even more festive. “
To help your flowers last long after the party is over, Hawksworth said to make sure your greenery does not come into contact with water, continually cut the stems of all flowers and give them some cool water every few days, and keep all plants out of direct sunlight or heat vents.
When it comes to dishes, chargers and the like, there’s no need to go out and buy new items, Brady said. Feel free to work with what you already have or rent out what you are missing from stores like Magpie.
âWe decided to do rentals because we saw a movement of people not really wanting to own a lot of these things necessarily, but still wanting to be able to create these beautiful moments,â Brady said. “If you want to buy things, Target, Michael’s, and even Hobby Lobby have some cheap stuff, like inexpensive ornaments, decorations, or candles.”
Above all, the intention behind your table is more important than how it looks, Brady said.
âIt’s unique when you take out porcelain that you don’t use every day or pull out a candelabra that your grandma had, something special that has a certain history,â Brady said. âI think all of this makes everyone feel like something important is going on here. And, really, at the center of it all, people are together – these are the times you’re going to keep in your memory bank when times aren’t so good – the memories of coming together with people you love.