Holiday Tables and Paper Tableware

Holiday Paper Tableware

Holiday Paper Tableware

The holidays tend to get very hectic, especially when you are hosting a large holiday party! You may not have a large number of holiday dishes or china to serve all of the guests that you have invited to your gathering.

To lessen the stress of planning a party and increase the joy of being apart of the party, use festive holiday paper tableware, paper napkins, and plastic cutlery.

Dress up your table with our Paper Tableware:

  • Dress up your table from your personal everyday plates with our paper tableware patterned plates.
  • Use our red and white polka dot 7” paper plates (item PL7RPK) to add a punch of color and design to your holiday party. Not only is it a totally budget friendly and trendy way to transform your table, it also means you will be spending less time washing dishes and more time celebrating with your family and friends after dinner!
  • Dress up disposable paper napkins and plastic cutlery by using your favorite ribbon and glittered bells, found at your local craft store, to create adorable napkin rings on a budget.
  • Use our polka dot luncheon napkins (item NALRPK) and white plastic cutlery (CUTP24 WHI).

Holiday Table & Paper Tableware Ideas:

  • Other attractive paper tableware options include the enchanted Christmas dinner plates and the cozy toeszies banquet plates. Both of these plates will look nice with the napkin ring project that is suggested above.
  • Liven up your holiday table with the metallic red opalescent tablecover or the gorgeous red iridescent chiffon material to cover your table.
  • One pretty holiday centerpiece for the middle of your table is the Christmas tree centerpiece. For a simpler look, leave the tree as it is, or for added adornment decorate the tree with silver or gold strings of beads. Around the tree, toss beautiful poinsettia embossed confetti as an accent.
  • Remember that there will be numerous decorations in and around the space, and sometimes it is better to simplify or go with at least one understated area.

Crafty, Christmas “Kid’s Table” Tablecovers

Let them create a Christmas Kid's Table Tablecover

Let them create a Christmas Kid's Table Tablecover

Many families that gather at the holidays have too many people to fit around one table. One common solution to this issue is to divide the guest seating into two tables, an adult table and a kid table. If this is the arrangement at your gathering, you may be wondering what to do this year for the tablecover at the kid’s table?

We have an artsy idea for you that will keep the little ones busy, while the adults enjoy a pleasant holiday meal at their table. The best part about this tablecover is that it is inexpensive, and it can go home with the artists if they choose to limit their artwork to their allotted section of tablecover.

Christmas “Kid’s Table” Tablecover:

  • Use flat white paper (item BGFPLN WHI) and red crepe streamers (STMCR2 RED) to create this look.
  • Cover the table top with white flat paper.
  • Create diagonal “candy cane stripes” using crepe streamers.
  • Add a small metal bucket (Item WESMMB) to each place setting filled with crayons (TOYCRA8).
  • The table cover becomes a craft by allowing children to draw and color on it during dinner.

Candy Cane Christmas Kid’s Tablecover:

  • In the middle of the candy cane tablecover, place a festive candy cane centerpiece. The kids will enjoy looking at this bouquet of candy canes.
  • In addition to the metal crayon bucket, place individually wrapped peppermint candy canes with an adorable snowman on the wrapper at each kid’s spot.
  • Kids love cupcakes! Make a batch of your favorite flavor cupcakes, frost them, and then put in the cute candy cane cupcake picks.
  • In keeping with the candy cane theme, decorate your party space with a few quick and easy holiday wall graphics. The wall graphics include: a personalized ribbon, a giant candy cane, a happy snowman, and a smiling gingerbread man.
  • At the end of the party, remove the tableware and food off of the table and take a picture of the masterpiece. Then, let each kid take home their section of the tablecover, if they so desire.

Christmas Candy Topiaries

Create Christmas Candy Topiaries

Create Christmas Candy Topiaries

This is a fun, candy inspired Christmas decoration that does not cost very much and will cost you very little time, precious time that is difficult to come by in the month of December.

The materials that you need to make this topiary decoration are: Styrofoam cones, a bottle of quick-dry glue, a bag of large gumdrops, a bag of peppermints, a bag of cinnamon disks, a bag of marshmallows, personalized white swirl lollipops, and some pretty ribbon. Follow the easy instructions below to construct your custom Christmas candy topiary.
*Note: This project in not edible, it is for decorative use only.

Christmas Candy Topiaries:

  • Purchase Styrofoam cones from your local craft store.
  • Decorative purposes only. Not edible.
  • Use quick-dry glue to add large gumdrops, peppermints, cinnamon disks, and marshmallows to create our candy topiaries.
  • Personalize your topiary with our PERSONALIZED WHITE SWIRL LOLLIPOP (CDYWHSP). Just insert the stick into the top of the topiary.
  • Use quick-dry glue to attach a cute bow made from your favorite ribbon.

Christmas Candy Topiary Ideas:

    Due to the fact that the topiaries are non-edible, yet embellished with candy, we have listed several other edible ideas for your holiday table for guests to indulge themselves.

  • Two adorable treat bag sets to offer your guests are the stocking treat bag set and the felt mitten treat bag set. Very little assembly is required and they come with a cellophane bag, label, and ribbon for including a delicious treat.
  • Chocolate covered pretzels are a scrumptious goodie! Use the Christmas tree pretzel mold to make chocolate pretzel creations. Now cover a bouquet of fancy, decorated pretzels with plastic wrap and tie a red or green ribbon around it to secure the pretzels. Then, set a pretzel bouquet at each guest’s place.
  • Instead of dismantling the topiary by removing the personalized white swirl lollipop, you can offer your guests a lollipop alternative with adorable dessert lollipops. These lollipops feature fun desserts like an ice cream cone, a piece of cake, a cupcake, and a ice cream sundae.

Decorate a Cultural Holiday Event

As December approaches and we plan Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and Christmas celebrations, the question arises how we can best dress a celebration space to reflect both the spirit of the holiday as well as a message of hospitality.

For many planners, one of the answers is the judicious use of decorating fabrics in preparing for holiday events. On a large scale – as in covering ceilings and walls – you can use these fabrics in one or two of your holiday colors to soften room lines and to drop ceilings for a more intimate feel in cavernous spaces. You can also wind strips of these fabrics around beams and railings, fashion rope lines, and wrap favors in them.

A proven delightful decorating fabric is gossamer, a nonwoven material that is available in many colors including holiday favorites. Gossamer is quite gauzy and transparent by itself, but gains opacity and depth with layering so it is good for two-tone effects and backlighting. It has a superior drape but can also hold a bow. Cover tables in one of your holiday colors and make table runners from another – perhaps in a metallic gossamer version – that you can also use for tying around chair backs.

Solid color tableware can echo one or both of your table cover and runner colors or introduce a third color, perhaps silver or gold. Add a touch of glitter powder and special occasion centerpieces and you’re ready for a holiday event you’ll be proud of.

Stunning Holiday Wedding Ideas

Weddings scheduled on or near holidays create many opportunities to honor traditions and to bring a fresh take to those traditions.

As usual, one of your first decisions will be about your wedding theme event colors. The choices are not always as obvious as a person might think. Halloween and Thanksgiving don’t automatically have to be pumpkin orange, but instead could be dressed in a stately autumn chrysanthemum burgundy with brown and gold accents. Christmas could take up the burgundy or go dusty rose instead of red.

One terrific advantage nowadays is the availability of floral accompaniments which, through breeding and dying techniques, offer alternatives to traditional colors. Poinsettias can be blue or gold. Some varieties of potted shamrocks for a St. Patrick’s Day wedding have purple foliage or yellow flowers.

Try to include real or artificial trees and boughs in holiday wedding decorating also. Potted, flocked evergreens with twinkle lights might be obvious, but they still make quite an impact at a Christmas wedding. Tall, bare willow branches might be used spring or fall, painted in white or silver and employed in centerpieces or tied prettily with gossamer streamers to the ends of church pews.

Once the colors are set, consider also selecting a symbol that has meaning both for the holiday and for wedded bliss. Stars are evocative of wishes and moonlit serenades, but also are natural for decorating patriotic holidays. You could perhaps select a pair of doves as a Christmas-wedding symbol, or a rose (or, of course, hearts) for a Valentine’s Day wedding. The symbol can be etched or imprinted on gifts, wedding favors, and napkins.

Try to incorporate traditional holiday food and drink into your holiday wedding, such as hot cider at Christmastime or champagne cocktails on New Year’s.

Look for elegant decorations and tableware in your holiday wedding theme colors, including balloons and centerpieces, in our holiday party and wedding supply pages.


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