Red Holiday Table Setting

A holiday table is one of my favourite things at any time of year. But trying to decided on a theme and make it all come together can either be lots of fun or the worst part. I talked to some friends and they all wanted me to create a warm red holiday table. So I did!

My mom has always used beautiful table cloths, we normally go with a gold table cloth but I decided to go bold this time and go full red. This is actually great because on this deeper colour you wont notice if you drip any food onto it. 

Now depending on your family and who is attending candles will or won’t work. It is just me and my parents so we always love to have candles and dim the lights for a beautiful setting.

I think having a charger plate first is really classy and makes your table look set even before you get the plates out. We have a few different colours now but of course my favourite is gold. There are so many cute ways you can present the cutlery, in a napkin fold our just placed to the side. My mom got these adorable mitten holders a few years ago and they are perfect to add some winter feel to the table.

I love to get creative with napkins, I googled some napkin folding videos and found this Christmas tree one! It takes a few seconds to do but looks amazing! I think that will certainly impress your guests.

For name cards I wanted to add some candy canes to the mix. it was very simple to do all you need is:

  • Candy Canes

  • Hot Glue

  • Paper for the names

Simply glue three candy canes together so they stand up. Make sure two of them are close together to hold the paper. 

I added a few more candy canes to the center candle holder for some extra sweetness ๐Ÿ˜‰ I also love these beautiful snowflake wine glasses. They only get used at the holidays but they are so pretty.

To add some greenery to my table I picked some of the Holly from our bush and dried it then placed it on each setting, this could be done with anything or make a little bouquet of leaves or flowers to place down.

What does your holiday table look like this year? Do you have a plan? If not I hope this red holiday table inspires you to create something beautiful! I would love to see how your tables turn out!




  1. December 22, 2016 / 7:53 am

    Oh gosh this is beautiful! i normally help my mom decorate our table when we host it! Great ideas, I love all of the candy canes!

  2. December 22, 2016 / 9:04 am

    I love the name card stands – so creative!

  3. December 22, 2016 / 2:59 pm

    I love the red table cloth and what you did with the candy canes for the name cards!

  4. December 22, 2016 / 4:48 pm

    The candy canes are such a festive touch! We are having a dinner party tonight so I am totally using this for inspo ๐Ÿ™‚

    Cristina /

  5. December 22, 2016 / 6:04 pm

    Those name tag stands made out of candy canes is such a cute idea!!

    xoxo, Hannah

  6. Ashley
    December 22, 2016 / 8:34 pm

    What a pretty, festive holiday table! I love the candy canes!!

    xo Ashley

  7. December 22, 2016 / 8:53 pm

    so festive and so pretty! what a perfect setting for christmas dinner

  8. December 22, 2016 / 9:36 pm

    Such a beautiful holiday table. You did a great job! I wish I was creative enough to do something like this!

    Greta |

  9. December 23, 2016 / 11:30 am

    Such a beautiful tablescape! Those candy cane name card holders are adorable, and I love that you included pinecones as an accent.

    XO, SS || Seersucker Sass

  10. December 23, 2016 / 8:44 pm

    Such a gorgeous table scape! Love all of the candy cane details too! I’m going to use some of these ideas for tomorrow!

  11. adriana
    December 27, 2016 / 11:36 am

    This is so gorgeous!! I love your place card holders, too cute!

  12. December 30, 2016 / 6:39 am

    this is such a gorg table setting!!!!

  13. January 5, 2017 / 7:48 pm

    What a beautiful setup! I love the name cards. Hope you had a great holiday! xo

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