Hosting 101: Mastering The Holiday Table Setting

  • December 20, 2017

As Pinterest’s site traffic reaches a maximum high this holiday season, we proudly admit that we’ve contributed our fair share in this–more specifically in searching for this season’s top trendy table setting ideas. We here at Lifestyle Asia glorify the art of being a perfect host during all occasions, but consider this season the Masterchef-esque finale of a year of great socializing.

Pressures are at an all-time high in terms of just who can throw the perfect Christmas party, and mastery in table setting is the heart of the latter. Take as an example Instagram girl Kim Jones Rosales who is in it to win it this season.

Lucky for you, we’re here to help. Consider this a 101 on just how to wow your extensive guest list of close relatives, extended family, dear friends, and acquaintances alike with a festive Christmas table setting straight from an episode of Barefoot Contessa.

Put these in your checklist of elements needed for a very merry Christmas party, indeed.

1. Serving Plates, Bread and Butter Plates, and Salad Plates 

Make your dishes truly Instagrammable with plates that mimic the holiday cheer.

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Fornasetti Rim Plate Rosoni N°6

Order your own set at fornasettiplates.com 

2. Glassware – Baccarat

Let that bubbly overflow in glassware fit for royalty.

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Baccarat Harcourt Eve Flute

Visit baccarat.com and order a set for yourself. 

3. Flatware

Elegant flatware makes for an equally elegant dinner. This £10,200 set is a stunner.

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MOOD by Christofle, 4-Piece Flatware Set in 24-carat Gold Gilded Metal

Hurry and get yours now at amara.com. We heard there’s only 2 left in-stock. 

4. Linens

These classic pieces are the icing on top of a good table setting.

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Oyuna Dia Cashmere Throw in Beige/Ivory

Available at oyuna.com 

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Kim Seybert Round Coral Napkin in White & Beige

Available at kimseybert.com

5. Decor 

Add a little pizzaz to your ensemble with these adorable decorative pieces.

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Aerin Ambroise Heart Ornament Set

Find them at aerin.com

6. Candles

Bring your space to life with candles that fill it with some much needed holiday warmth.

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Diptyque’s Limited Edition Feu d’agrumes Scented Candle in Fiery Orange

Diptyque is available at Rustan’s and Diptyque boutiques in Greenbelt 5 Ayala Center and Bonifacio High Street Central Square.