Hosting a winter party in a public venue like a park, vineyard or barn is a great option for those living in apartments or small spaces. This simple, rustic affair is the perfect way to ring in the holidays or just a new season.
One of the keys to a charming kids' table is layering patterns and colors. Polka dots on the plates reference spheres in the centerpiece. The lime houndstooth pattern in the placemats coordinates with the glittered Chinese takeout-style box that holds the arrangement.
Rustic Wood Dining Table With Botanical Place Settings
This dining room features a rustic wood table surrounded by green metal chairs. Each place setting is marked with pretty botanical-patterned dishes. A candle stick and a floral centerpiece in a terracotta pot sit in the table's center.
Dining Table With Place Settings and Apple Centerpiece
At a large table (this one seats eight) consider using several small centerpieces rather than a single grand one. Here, a glass bowl filled with crabapples creates a low centerpiece while silver cups brimming with peach rosebuds add color and interest to each place setting. Image courtesy of Blackberry Farm; Photography by beall + thomas
Elephant Place Card Holder on Holiday Card-Making Table
Ensure crafting essentials like glue sticks, scissors, glitter, craft paper, colored card stock, pens and pencils, wrapping paper, fabric scraps, assorted envelopes, stamps and stamp pads, washi tape, clear tape, beads and confetti are available for guests to use.
Dining Table Set for Holiday Party With Nautical-Themed Touches
Red and yellow roses woven into a bed of greenery anchors this nautical-themed dining table set for a holiday party. Yellow-and-white maritime flag place cards continue the theme to each individual setting.
Add a natural touch to each Thanksgiving dinner place setting by weaving a sprig of dried wheat through a handwritten place card. The neutral, earthy colors of the wheat and card stock contrast beautifully against a boldly hued linen napkin.