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How to Set the Table for Any Occasion

How to Set the Table for Any Occasion - these tips work for everything from Christmas Tablescapes to Thanksgiving place settings!

First impressions have a lasting effect, especially when it comes to setting your table.  Though the star of the show is undoubtedly dinner with family and friends, the table setting is what sets the festive mood no matter the holiday. Long before the first appetizer hits the table, guests are treated to the visual delight of a beautifully set table, arranged with care and consideration.

When planning a seasonal or themed table-scape, the centerpiece is the focal point.  There are many themes to choose from when planning how you will set the table, no matter the holiday or occasion.

For example, when it comes to Thanksgiving, you could go with an autumnal theme by incorporating crafty pieces like construction-paper turkey feathers and pumpkin-shaped place mats or even these super easy diy thanksgiving placemats or these Paper Bag Utensil Pockets for a rustic look!

Can’t decide what type of theme you want to go with? Why not incorporate more than one theme and get the best this season!

For a more elegant theme, crisp white linens with matching white china and sparkling glassware is a classic.  This creates a neutral palette for a gorgeous themed centerpiece to really shine.

For a fun-filled festive table geared towards kids, a craft paper runner with mason jars of crayons is sure to be a hit, allowing the little ones to add their own designs, limited only by their imaginations.

With so much thought devoted to planning the perfect holiday table, the last thing you want is for guests to be distracted by spotty dishware or dull, stained table linens. To keep your festive linens from fading, use OxiClean™ Versatile Stain Remover. This oxygen-based stain fighter is chlorine free and colour safe. It can also tackle stains that detergent alone can leave behind. To keep your dishware spotless and sparkling use OxiClean™ Auto Dish Detergent Lemon Clean – this way you can be sure the first toast is as beautiful as the occasion.


Disclosure- This post is brought to you in part by the Church & Dwight ambassadorship program. 

kathy downey

Sunday 25th of October 2015

I sometimes like to set a nice table for hubby and i at dinner it just makes a nicer meal i find

Judy Cowan

Thursday 22nd of October 2015

Love a nicely set table for special occasions!