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I have a
set of white dishes that I always try to transform into stunning table settings when hosting a holiday gathering. I've found the key is mixing things up with unique items — and playing with layers of color and texture. You can turn that set of white dishes into something amazing with flatware, glasses, and decor items, so every time guests come over, they'll wonder how you were able to come up with such a unique tablescape.
A Holiday Party With Friends
Celebrate the season with good friends using your white plates as a base for laid-back place settings that get a bit of a festive kick thanks to a sparkling
lit garland and faux birch bark placemats. Use wooden chargers and big pasta bowls for nestling white napkins with metallic leaf napkin rings. Finish the table with wooden flatware, crackle tumblers, white wine glasses, and reindeer salt and pepper shakers. A few woodland creatures makes the dinner so fun.
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Christmas Eve With Friends
If you're planning on hosting another couple for Christmas Eve, you want the table to be glamorous yet welcoming for the celebration. Modern touches and clean lines keep the table simple and inviting while leaving room for the food to be showcased. Using
dark place mats on a white table looks so fresh, then top with wood-grain chargers then your white dinner plates and a white salad plate. Keep it chic with gray-handled flatware, shimmering napkins and cool cocktail glasses. Finish the table with glimmer lights and glowing holiday trees.
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A Big Holiday Dinner
Since it's one of the most festive tablescapes of the year, you can go all out with pops of color for a really vibrant look. Cover your table with a crisp, white tablecloth, then arrange fun,
poinsettia-leaf place mats under your white dinner plates. Continue the layering of red with glowing salad plates topped with square-folded white napkins. Gold flatware adds a touch of elegance to the table along with red-hued diamond-cut wine goblets. Finish each table setting with a sparkling ornament that guests can take home and add to their holiday tree.
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New Year's Eve Dinner
There's something so elegant about white-on-white, and New Year's Eve is all about being a bit decadent, so dress your table up with a white tablecloth, then top it with a
faux-fox-fur table runner, which is so luxe. Your white plates look so lovely topped with a pasta bowl and flanked with modern flatware. Run silver napkins and top with a bit of sparkling decor, centering them on the table setting. Arrange oversize champagne glasses alongside sterling silver stemless wine goblets. Place a ice bucket at the center of the table and surround it with glitter spheres and you've set the table for an amazing evening.
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New Year's Brunch
Ring in the new year with a golden-hued table that shimmers thanks to gilded
salad plates that are set off by golden scalloped chargers. Separate the colors with slate purple napkins and then keep with the golden theme with vintage-feeling rock glasses, gold flatware, and champagne flutes. All that's left are the mimosas!
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