How to Decorate Your Christmas Food
If you want to transform your Christmas dinner into something truly magical, then this is the right article for you. Transform your ordinary food into Christmas magic and put a smile on your kids face.
Here are some ideas how to decorate your Christmas food:
Hot Dog Boots
Candle Light Salad
Chocolate Christmas Trees
Christmas Tree Broccoli Salad
Hot Dog Wrath
Chocolate Chips Christmas Tree
Eggs and Carrots Snow Man
Determine the type of tree you wish to use
Fake trees are more convenient to use from year to year, while many families greatly prefer live trees for their aroma, as well as seeming more lifelike.
Gather your food
See “ingredients” for ideas!
- Candy canes
Stick candy canes onto the branches
Candy canes are the most common food item put onto trees, and for a good reason, too! There are a million flavors and colors to choose from! The more types of candy canes you have, the more colorful the tree will be.
Make a popcorn chain
Popcorn chains are yet another classic, and they’re easy to make! Just pop some popcorn and thread a needle. Push the needle through the center of the popcorn kernel. Repeat until you are happy with the length of the chain.
Make other chains
You can use any firm but not too hard food item, such as cranberries or raisins. Be careful the food doesn’t spoil, though!
Decorate your tree with some non-food objects, if you’d like
String lights around, and place ornaments in the gaps.
Use red, white, and green for a traditional Christmas look
Pick darker greens and reds rather than vibrant tones. Use a little of each color to add accents to your table. If the table is set using these colors, your guests will easily recognize it as Christmas-themed.
Pick a monochromatic color scheme for an elegant, modern table
Instead of mixing a lot of colors, settle on one of them to tie your whole table together. Use lighter and darker shades of the color to add accents to your decoration.
Cover your table with a simple tablecloth or table runner
Not only will this help protect your table in case someone spills, but it also adds a fancy look to your dining room. Use a cloth or runner that’s long and wide enough to fit your table.
Set placemats for each one of your guests
Though placemats aren’t necessary, they can be a striking visual on your table. Choose placemats that are a different color than your tablecloth so they stand out.
Use cloth napkins or festive disposable ones
Cloth napkins make a great impression during special occasions. Fold the napkin into a design for each person at the table to add extra flair. If you want to use disposable napkins, look in the seasonal holiday aisle at your local store to see if they have any napkins with printed designs.
Use decorative dishes or china
Bring out glass plates that you have for the holiday season or buy a set from your local department store. If you have a large enough set, use matching dishes for each table setting. Otherwise, use plates with a similar color scheme.
Stack smaller plates and bowls on top of the large plates
Start by setting your largest plate in the center of the placemat, then place the rest of the plates on top of it so the smallest one is on top. Put the bowl on top of the plates to remove clutter from the table.
Put forks on the left sides of the plates and spoons and knives on the right
From left to right, the setting should be fork, plate, knife, and spoon. Make sure the blade side of the knife faces the plate.
Set out nice drinking glasses in front of each plate
Glasses will make your table look more formal than if you use plastic cups. Give each plate a regular glass as well as a stemmed goblet to serve water and wine during your dinner.
Place a treat or small gift at each setting
Wrap a small holiday-themed present and place it on each plate as a small surprise for your guests. Otherwise, set a Christmas cookie or candy cane on each plate for a sweet treat before dinner.
Use pine branches and pinecones for a natural-looking centerpiece
Lay the branches across the length of your table. Scatter pinecones throughout the branches so they’re evenly dispersed across the table. Hang small bulb ornaments or wrap tinsel around the branches for added decoration.
Fill bowls with ornaments and ribbon for a simple table design
Use clear glass bowls in the middle of your table and put variously sized bulb ornaments inside them. Be careful when you handle the ornaments so they don’t break. Make one bowl the centerpiece or line multiple bowls across the table lengthwise.
Light unscented candles to add elegance
Keep the candles in holders and space them out evenly across the table. Make sure they are unscented since you don’t want their smell to mix with the smell of your food. Light them before you eat to add ambiance to your meal.
Keep poinsettias in a vase in the center of your table for a classic look
Poinsettias are a classic Christmas shrub, so add them to your centerpiece to accent your table. Put the vase with the poinsettias in the middle of the table and fill the vase halfway with water to keep them fresh.