How to create a budget-friendly but stylish Christmas dining experience

Christmas spent together – that’s the real bargain, but you can also make it a stylish dining experience that won’t break the bank with The Warehouse

Set the scene for a cherished festive meal with a beautiful seasonal tablescape. Not only will the table be a feature of the many Christmas photos (#Xmas 2023), it’s also a celebration of time spent with our loved ones and family. The Warehouse has you covered for all your festive needs.

Theme it

Start with a centrepiece, like the Wonderland 25cm Ceramic Christmas Tree topped with a gold star. Alternatively, decorate your table in the same colours you’ve chosen for your tree to keep the theme consistent.

Go crackers

Use placemats, table runners, festive napkins and even Yuletide-themed food to add some decorative fun to the food right down to your snacks. No table is complete without Christmas crackers – grab some ready-made ones or a six-piece kit to make your own. Red, gold and star-patterned crackers create an unmistakable festive scene.

Add some shine

Metallic touches and sparkling glassware add to the occasion. Choose tableware with glitz from the patterned and printed glasses across both stemmed and stemless options. For a hint of gold, the Wonderland Foil dinner and side plates and mugs are the perfect pieces to glisten in the sun.

Sharing is caring

Spending Christmas together is all about sharing, so serving a little of everything makes sense. Using dividing platters or a cute Wonderland Reindeer Triple Bowl makes it easy to pass festive treats around.

Set a summery scene

You could even try taking it outside as an alfresco feast makes for the perfect Christmas Day in Aotearoa. You’ll need to keep everyone hydrated, so bring the Living & Co Glass Drinks Dispenser to the table with your favourite beverage or keep it simple with water and citrus slices. Incorporate some natural touches to the table, such as some pōhutukawa sprigs and great value round jute placemats. There’s also the Global Moroccan Salad Bowl in a neutral cream that will come into its own right through summer.

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