Even for the most seasoned hosts and hostesses, December doubles as an Olympic night. Holiday decorating ideas need to be thought through carefully, placemats need to be cohesive, dress codes need to be communicated, and holiday treats need to be scented to perfection. Participating in these practices is only part of what makes the season so festive.
While there are many golden standards and hospitality rules (like being mindful of your seating plans and personally greeting each of your guests), the way a host chooses to decorate isn’t as rigid. Some are keeping the holiday tradition alive with classic Baccarat crystal and antique porcelain decorative items that will remain in fashion forever. Others choose to have a little more fun with more original accessories and playful table decorations. And some express their undying love for the holiday spirit through Christmas-themed tableware.
It doesn’t matter if you’ve got a big party in mind that rivals Truman Capote’s black and white ball or if you go for something a little more intimate, the possibilities to create the party that leaves attendees in awe and non-participants. attendees hoping for next year’s invitation are endless.
Below, shop for holiday decorating ideas that will ensure your celebration is a memorable one.
A playful delight
The holiday spirit reigns
Modern and artistic