THE PERFECT CHRISTMAS TABLE SETTING
WHAT YOU'LL NEED:
- Table cloth
- Table runner
- Placemats (optional)
- Cutlery set
- Charger plates
- Side plates
- Assorted bowls and plates
- Serving boards
- Assorted Baubles and decorations
- Picks or Pine Garland
- Battery operated lights (optional)
- Iron and ironing board
Step 1 -To create the perfect table setting start from the bottom and work your way up. Begin by ironing your table cloth and lay it neatly over the table ensuring it is evenly hanging over the sides.
Step 2 -Position the table runner down the centre of the table.
Step 3 - If using placemats lay them out in position. Otherwise if you chose to use your napkins as placemats, fold the napkins in half-length ways and position them so they hang over the edge of the table.
Step 4 -Now it's time to build the plates. Start by placing each charger plate in position, followed by the large dinning plate, then the side plate and lastly the bowl.
Step 5 -Position cutlery in place.
Step 6 -Use assorted bowls and plates down the centre of the table runner for shared plates. If your table is large enough use serving boards to create little stations with your sauces or condiments. This will create layers of interest in your table setting.
Step 7 -Lastly, use the assorted decorations and picks down the centre of the table to fill in any spaces between the bowls and plates. Start with the bigger objects such as candles and larger decorations, then fill with the smaller objects like baubles and picks.
Step 8 -Once your table is looking nice and full the last things to add are place cards or bon bons for your guests.