What better way to show your affinity for the sea than with a coastal Christmas holiday theme! Think rustic beach accents in a cool seaside palette of hues. From your Christmas tree to your table, let these simple finds serve as your guide for inspiration this holiday season. It might even turn into an annual tradition once you’ve completed the entire look. (*this post contains affiliate links)
Fun Coastal Christmas Decorations for Entertaining in Style
Start your decor by welcoming guests into your home with a whimsical coastal Christmas doormat (via Amazon). Consider a holiday wreath, garland, and table centerpiece (via Pier1 Imports) made with sparkly gold accents intertwining with shells. Add dazzling metallic baubles in blue, starfish ornaments, and a classic star tree topper (via Amazon). Decorate your fireplace mantle with festive seahorse stockings (via Birch Lane), nautical garlands (via Amazon). and tinsel (via Amazon).
Set up a fun holiday bar cart (via Wayfair) or mini bar with seaside-inspired cocktails and drinks. You can even incorporate your favorite summer beverages even if it’s cold outside. After all, you are trying to create a warm and inviting coastal Christmas theme with a personal twist!
Serve your guests scrumptious seafood appetizers like shrimp wontons, fresh oysters, and crab cakes in small appetizer plates or shell dishes (via Bellenza’s SHOP). Present these scrumptious creations on a coastal wooden tray (via Amazon). You can even set up a small appetizer spread in your living room coffee table. In this area, create a fun coastal vignette for your coffee table centerpiece. A simple wooden crate, glass bowl, or tray can work. Add baubles, a variety of small shells from nautilus to sea urchins, and tiny pine cones.
For holiday dinnerware with a tasteful not trite coastal feel, consider using just crisp white China with metallic plate chargers. Utilize textured fabrics like jute, burlap, or sinamay for your tablescape. Infuse a few seashell accents like a lighthouse centerpiece, seashell card holders (via Bellenza’s SHOP for seating guests, and then wrap pretty shell trinket trays (via Bellenza’s SHOP ) in blue wrapping as party favors.