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14 of the best Christmas table decorations

So you’ve decked the halls, the presents are wrapped, turkey is in the oven and then it’s panic stations, at least it is in my house!

As my enthusiastic helpers look at me expectantly and ask how I’d planned to decorate the table I just wish I’d thought about it earlier but there’s always so much to think about! So this year I’ve done some research and come up with two ideas, one contemporary and fun and the other a bit more conventional and glam!

Felt Cracker Centrepiece

(source: johnlewis.com)

(source: johnlewis.com)

This table runner is a real cracker… literally

Santa Claus Wine Bottle Cover Gift Bag

(source: ebay.co.uk)

(source: ebay.co.uk)

To keep your red wine at room temperature and stop the drips from hitting the white table cloth this is a real winner!

Santa Napkin Rings

(source: johnlewis.com)

(source: johnlewis.com)

Warming to the theme of Father Christmas I thought these napkin rings were really fun.

Christmas Confetti

We all love table confetti, but I ask you,  is it just our family that end up sticking it on our faces by the end of the meal?

(source: amazon.co.uk)

(source: amazon.co.uk)

We all love table confetti, but I ask you,  is it just our family that end up sticking it on our faces by the end of the meal?

Santa Chair Covers

(source: amazon.co.uk)

(source: amazon.co.uk)

When I saw this I thought – how cool, we always end up getting lots of spare chairs from all over the house so putting these Santa hats on the back will make them look the same… well nearly!

Christmas Centrepiece

(source: pinterest.com)

(source: pinterest.com)

I just love a focal point and I think I can easily put something like this together now I’ve thought about it in advance. How hard can it be?

Racing Elf Crackers

(source: lakeland.co.uk)

(source: lakeland.co.uk)

So after turkey we’re all usually stuffed and want a break from food for a bit and this is when we start to play some games. This cracker game is great fun, I know this because my brother brought a similar one last year with penguins.  Top tip as he did slightly customise the track by folding the lines to create a low fence so they didn’t go “off piste”!

Now if your kids are grown up and you want something a bit more glam and sparkly here are some more ideas.

Gold Sequin Runner

(source: next.co.uk)

(source: next.co.uk)

I once read somewhere that if you want your guests to feel special then you should have gold in your dining room… so you’ll see I’ve gone with this theme!

Gold Napkin Rings

(source: amazon.co.uk)

(source: amazon.co.uk)

These really caught my eye as they are so sparkly, alternatively why not tie some gold ribbon around your napkins.

Boutique Star Crackers

(source: johnlewis.com)

(source: johnlewis.com)

A grown up table still needs crackers and these are filled with useful practical presents

Reindeer Name Holder

(source: ebay.co.uk)

(source: ebay.co.uk)

We always put place names out, especially when all the family are home for Christmas and there can be 20 of us! These are usually made by my daughter, now I don’t want to put her out of a job but I thought these were a bit different.

Gold Table Confetti

Confetti a great finishing touch and I’ve never seen round confetti before,  it’s usually stars or snowflakes. When the family start sticking these on their faces they’ll look like Mr Blobby!

Candle Holder

(source: dunelm.com)

(source: dunelm.com)

We usually have our Christmas meal in the evening so candles are lovely and I thought a few of these with tea lights in would look super. Or could just use ordinary wine glasses and tie some gold ribbon round the stem.

Christmas Tree

I thought this would really finish off the table, without being too OTT!

So I’m quite torn as to which theme to choose, we don’t have any little ones with us this Christmas day so I think I’ll probably go glam and sparkly! What about you? Let us know in the comment section below. Plus there’s chance to win a £50 Love2Shop voucher by heading to our Facebook page and entering the competition.

 

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