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Modern Holiday Tablescapes and Table Settings for a Festive Winter Party

Modern holiday table settings

What a thrill to be celebrating your wedding during the holidays! It may be more than a little crazy, though, with all the events taking place—and squeezing in pre-wedding socials like your engagement party, bridal shower, and rehearsal dinner. But the huge pluses are the joyful spirit in the air and the fabulous decorating possibilities for your party tablescapes. Just take a look at these 5 fabulous finds!

Winter Tablescapes for Holiday Engagement Parties

Modern holiday table settings

1- What? No red and green? Instead, this light and airy tablescape styled by Sitting in a Tree Events uses an unexpected pairing of aqua and fuchsia. The effect is like a breath of crisp December air! The aqua is applied via a striped table cloth and ruffly-edged plates, while fresh peonies and carnations bring in the pops of hot pink. And for the holiday touches? They are so stylishly simple! Clear glass ornaments filled with confetti, miniature Christmas trees under glass cloches, and yuletide labels of “joy,” “cheer,” “merry” and the like at each place setting. You must follow the link to the full post, and be captivated by how the rest of the party venue is decorated!

Holiday hint: Can’t you just see this as the perfect setting for a Christmas season bridal shower? The mood of hip femininity couldn’t be more appealing for an intimate all-girl gathering, and the confetti-filled ornaments would make fabulous favors!

2 – Here is another holiday tablescape with a non-traditional palette. Styled by Charmed Events Planning for a lavish hotel event, the setting with sparkling silver and crystal elements softened by lilac-colored lighting. Actually, this “winter” tablescape was one of four designed by the style team—each one decorated to represent a season of the year. Curious as to the looks they created for spring, summer, and fall? Head on over to the full post!

Holiday hint: Note how some of the table elements can be easily DIYed. See, for example, the menu card mounted on silver board and the pine cone cardholder spray painted silver. In fact, even the crystal baubles on the centerpiece can be assembled from craft-store “gems”.

3 – We just love the understated elegance of this all-white table setting by Jennifer Carroll Events! Taking center stage is a silver urn overflowing with a creative combination of silver twigs, white tulips, hanging votives (filled with faux snow), and glittery tinsel garlands. White roses in small silver vases complete the centerpiece, while miniature white wedding cakes stand prettily by as favors.

Holiday hint:
Don’t be afraid to go monochromatic for your Christmas-themed table. As this classic winter white setting clearly shows, festive need not mean multi-colored or gaudily decorated.

4 – Among the most-loved elements of the holiday season are the Christmas lights everywhere! This breathtaking winter-inspired table from Skona Hem featured on Apartment Therapy takes those lights to a whole new level (literally!)—with varied crystal chandeliers dominating the overhead space. Reflecting all that sparkle and glitter are more crystal, glass, silver, and white elements on the table; plus pillar and taper candles adding their own glow to the scene. All in all, this tablescape is pure winter fantasy!

Holiday hint: The great thing about an all-white table scene is that you’re more likely to already have dinnerware, serve ware, and decorative accessories in this color—as well as in clear glass, silver, and crystal. Just add some candles and you have a wintry table setting ideal for a holiday wedding social!

A Delicious “Chocolate” and Ivory Setting

Brown holiday table settings

Who doesn’t love chocolate treats for Christmas? But for your party tables? Why not! Especially when it’s as stylishly scrumptious as this setting featured on Thrifty Decor Chick. If you go visit the full post, you’ll see the yummy range of colors applied here—chocolate, coffee, latte—plus copper, hints of gold, and a glittery finish over all! Set against a centerpiece of ivory luminaries and ivory dinner ware, the effect is just so warm and inviting. Just what you’d want for an occasion like your Christmastime engagement party!

Holiday hint: Again, an unexpected color choice may be all that’s needed to make your holiday tables distinct. Even more so with a modern lighting treatment like the luminaries above. Happy decorating!

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