Steven & Chris: A festive holiday table
Illustration by Lindsay Agnew.
When it comes to entertaining, the food should always be the star, but that shouldn’t stop you from creating a dramatic centrepiece. For each of your guests, wrap a small gift in beautifully patterned paper, then stack the gifts on a silver tray in the centre of the table to create height and interest (the display can easily be taken away upon the arrival of the turkey).
How to set the table
Keep the stemware and table linens simple, but adorn the edges of the tablecloth and napkins with bands of ribbon for a customized look (the ribbon can be changed every year to suit your holiday scheme). Krosno Vinoteca red wine glass, $50 per set of 6, Northdale Trading.
Add a touch of festive colour with these bright purple Christmas ornaments. Purple ornaments, from $5, HomeSense.
Keep linens neutral to make the rest of your holiday decor stand out. PC Hotel tablecloth, from $17, and dinner napkins, $8 per set of 4, Loblaw Superstores.
As a finishing touch, tie lengths of ribbon across the back of each chair and adorn with a small wreath and an ornament. Ribbon, $6 each, Michaels.
The chic hue of this wrapping paper will make any gift look incredibly elegant. J apanese papers, from $1 each, The Paper Place.