We love a good Chrissy dinner celebrated with good food, good wine and good company—we think it’s one of the best ways to celebrate the festive season.
Pulling off a fabulously styled Christmas dinner needn’t be daunting—in fact, it can actually be a whole lot of fun! To help you on your way, we’ve pulled together five tips on styling a Christmas dinner, featuring these awe-inspiring images of a Christmas dinner at The Avalon in Northern Sydney, styled by The Hutch and photographed by by James Billing.
1. Bon bons
Christmas dinner just wouldn’t be Christmas dinner without bon bons! Adding just the right about of festive novelty, they’re a sure way to bring the Christmas spirit to your table. Your guests will love cracking them open and giggling over the silly jokes and novelties inside.
Use an abundance of candles scattered across your tablescape to set the mood of your dinner. A naked flame adds elegance and does wonders in creating ambience. Use candles dotted throughout your tablescape and fairy lights strung high above the festivities to create a soft, diffused light.
Incorporating foliage and florals en masse will lift your event styling, adding interest and a fresh fragrance to your celebration. Use an overabundance of bright, vibrant florals for a fun festive vibe or berry-toned blooms for a sophisticated Christmas dinner party.
4. Colour palette
It’s easy to go overboard with traditional festive decorations, but keeping your décor clean styled around a central colour palette will help you to achieve a pulled-together feel. Pick a key colour—perhaps a traditional Christmas colour like red or green—then style your event around that.
5. Table settings
Create a special experience for each guest by adding a creative element to each table setting. This could be a placecard, a touch of foliage, or a cute favour like these gold Christmas ornaments.