Light cords on the table
If you’re not a fan of candles on the table then a light cord is a good alternative. Especially if there are children sitting at the table with grabby hands. Candles are not such a safe idea anyway.
The light cord can easily be draped along the length of the table. Or even more fun, hang a light cord above the table. You can use table lamp(s) to hold the light cord.
A Christmas tree on your plate
If you’re going to set the table, it’s nice to put down a napkin for everyone. You can easily roll up the napkin, fasten it with a rope and put a small branch of the Christmas tree in between.
Do you want to indulge yourself? Then cut off some branches of the Christmas tree and place the branches on the table between the light strings. A candle next to a piece of pine branch is not such a good idea.
Sprinkle with accessories
Just like the pine branches, decorating with pine cones, cinnamon sticks, stars and even fake snow is a nice addition. Of course, there are no rules for decorating. Although we know from experience that just laying it down usually gives the best results.
Serving snacks can be very simple. One of the few necessities is a large wooden cutting board or serving dish. Here you can divide food into groups. The easiest way is to place a certain foodstuff on every corner of the serving dish.
If we made a Christmas food platter, these would be the necessities:
- Wooden cutting board or large serving dish
- Red grapes
- Christmas cookies
- Candy canes
Tip! Don’t put down too much sticky or ‘moist’ food. Do you want to put these on the serving tray? Put the sticky things in the middle, then other food won’t bother you. And neither will you. 😉