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See How Easy It Is To Create Your Own Tablescape For Dinner Parties

The holidays can sometimes be a bit overwhelming, especially if you’re the hostess who’s hosting a family dinner or friendly get together. To help in remembering those classic dinner table essentials, below are some preppy additions to your dinner table that will make you look like a dinner party hosting pro. You may already have some of these essentials, but if not, below are some recommendations for table lanterns, unscented candles, chalk board name tags, chargers and napkin rings.

Gold flatware and holiday tablescape diy

Gold flatware is a fun way to dress up a holiday tablescape for the daytime

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Editor’s Note: KC You There is a full service event management and public relations agency. Owner, Karina Lopez, who also writes for lifestyle blog,, specializes in DIY’s, home and style.

How To Get Your Holiday Dinner Table Fashionably Dressed:

Align your place mats centered to your dining chair. The paper place mats are ink printed and give a DIY feeling, yet you don’t have to make them yourself.  Place your every day dinnerware atop the gold glitter charger, of course with the flatware surrounding appropriately. Place dinner napkins in their rings on the center of the plate with the place card tied to the napkin ring. What’s great about the chalk board tags is that you can reuse them! It also gives it a French feel to the table. Lastly, place a number of the lanterns across the center of the table. If you have a 6ft table use 3-4 small to medium sized lanterns to create a cozy feel.

You can always use votives across the center as well and don’t forget to use scentless candles to avoid mixed smells with your dinner. Top it off by spreading rosemary around the table.

Gold tablescape lanterns holiday diy

Lanterns and gold on the table is festive for the evening!


1. Mark and Graham Round napkin ring, personalize set of 4 – $39
2. Mark and Graham Pen & ink paper placemat set of 50 – $25
3. Mark and Graham Gift tags used as place cards set of 4 – $4
4. Rotera Ikea Red Block candle lantern – $12.99
5. Joyus Gold glitter and Stars chargers set of 4 – $40
6. West Elm Gold flatware set of 5 — $29

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