Hey party peeps! Happy Holidays! Are you guys looking for some ideas on how to decorate your dining table and foyer for Christmas? Well, today, I’m excited to share with you How to Design a Stylish Black and White Christmas Tablescape! You may not think of using black and white when deciding on your table’s color palette, but look how modern and stylish it looks!
Check out my tips below on how to pull off this look and a shopping list so you can recreate this look easily yourself! The amazing thing about this look is it’s affordable and uses lots of disposable items which, let’s face it, during the busy holiday season, is PRICELESS! Whether you’re hosting a Christmas party or just looking to decorate your dining table for the holidays, these post has lots of ideas and tips to get you started.
TIPS TO DESIGN A STYLISH & AFFORDABLE BLACK AND WHITE CHRISTMAS TABLESCAPE!
GIRLFRIEND TIP #1: START WITH A LINEN TABLECLOTH!
Black and white stripes are modern and such a visual wow factor! If you want to splurge on a item, do it here. Using cloth linen instead of plastic linen is a MUST! It gives your table an upscale look.
GIRLFRIEND TIP #2: CREATE AN AFFORDABLE DISPOSABLE PLACESETTING!
Keep costs down by using disposable items like black and white paper plates, plastic glasses, plastic gold forks and mix them with reusable items like silver chargers and cloth napkins. The chargers and napkins you can buy once and reuse them over and over for many holidays and party themes, so having these in your inventory is key to hosting an affordable party! I stock up on gold, silver and red chargers after the holidays when most stores mark down these chargers in their post holiday sales to $1 or less. Gold and silver can be used over and over and red..HELLO…Valentine’s parties are right around the corner. You can stock up on red chargers after Christmas and have them on hand for a Valentine’s Day tablescape and have them for Christmas next year. Gotta love that!
GIRLFRIEND TIP #3: FINISH WITH A WOW FACTOR AFFORDABLE CENTERPIECE!
Can WOW-FACTOR and AFFORDABLE be in the same sentence? YES! You’re not going to believe this, but, this white tree centerpiece is made out of cardboard! What???!!! I know! Talk about affordable! I found this Black & White Wishing Tree Centerpiece from Oriental Trading for just $6.99. I just hung a few black and white mini ornaments from the tree to create a stunning affordable centerpiece!
DON’T FORGET THE DETAILS!
Adding details really are the things your guests will remember and they don’t have to cost a lot.
GIRLFRIEND TIP #5: REPURPOSE ITEMS!
Here I repurposed these Chalkboard Christmas Ornaments and used them as coasters simply by cutting off the ornament hook. Don’t they look fabulous on the table! Be sure to use clear glasses on top of graphic coasters so you can still see the design of the coasters even when the glass is on top of it.
GIRLFRIEND TIP #6: USE RIBBON INSTEAD OF NAPKIN RINGS!
Tie black and white striped ribbon around white cloth napkins instead of buying more expensive napkin rings.
GIRLFRIEND TIP #7: ADD SPARKLE WITH RHINESTONES!
To add some sparkle and visual interest to each placesetting, I placed these white rhinestone snowflakes on top of black & white striped beverage napkins. I made these easily by adding clear round adhesive jewels to a white chipboard snowflake. Both items found at Oriental Trading. I also embellished plain gold forks with rhinestones to add a high-end look.
CONTINUE THE DESIGN INTO YOUR FOYER!
I use my bar cart for many things and during holidays I love to set it up in my foyer and design it to match my holiday dining table. It’s a great way to welcome guests to your home and a great way to send them off with a sweet treat. Keep costs low and decorate it with items that you already have around the house. I used my black lanterns to hold black and white swirl lollipops and black and white ornaments. I decorated the bottom of the bar cart with pre-printed Christmas boxes and bags that you can pick up for a few dollars.
MAKE YOUR OWN DECORATIONS TO MATCH YOUR HOLIDAY DECOR PERFECTLY!
I don’t know about you, but do you ever get an idea in mind of a decor piece that would be perfect for your design and then search, and search and can’t find it anywhere? Well, that would be me sometimes. I wanted a black and white Christmas Wreath and couldn’t find one I liked anywhere, so I decided to make my own! The best thing is that I had lots of leftover black and white striped ribbon that I used to make the napkin rings. So, I used it to cover a wreath form. I also incorporated the same rhinestone snowflakes that I used in the tablescape on the wreath to match the dining table perfectly. Display your wreath on an indoor shepherd’s hook like I did on the bar cart. CLICK HERE for the step-by-step tutorial on how to make this Rhinestone Snowflake Christmas Wreath!
I hope this has inspired you to design your own black and white Christmas Party Tablescape this year or pin these ideas for next year! To get started, head over to Oriental Trading for lots of affordable Christmas Party Decorations HERE!
GROWN UP KIDS TABLE!
My kids walked in while I was shooting this table and have asked that this be their Kids Table this year for Christmas Dinner. Now THIS is a kids’s table I want to sit at! I think I’ll do it and even serve sparkling apple cider in the glasses for them to enjoy. They are going to love it!
SHOP THIS LOOK!
– Styling & Photography: Soiree Event Design
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