How to set a stylish table on a budget

If there’s one time of the year when you need to make your dining tables extra special, it’s Christmas. Creating a table with the wow factor sets the tone for the entire Christmas dinner. Often during Christmas, groups of friends, family and colleagues gather to enjoy a few drinks and a delicious meal. Your diners expect tables that fit all members of their group together, but also enough space on the table for each individual to sit comfortably and be able to move their arms when using cutlery. Festive bookings will be made for both lunch and dinner as your customers arrange convenient times for their dining group to meet.

On each table are the basic essentials your diners will need to enjoy their meal, but also some extras expected for Christmas. For operators looking to impress their customers, there are also some ways to go above and beyond.

When deciding on your Christmas tableware, you must first consider what tableware you will need and what tasks they will need to perform. This will help you decide which tableware to order. For example, do you need 33cm lunch napkins for lunch and larger 40cm napkins for dinner? Should you order eco Christmas biscuits, luxury biscuits or perhaps executive biscuits? Do you need Christmas tablecloths, table presents or candles?
Once a color scheme has been decided, it’s time to order your tableware. While similar colored items will look great together, matching patterns and designs across different items of festive tableware will really tie your scheme together. Tablecloths, festive runners, seasonal napkins and Christmas crackers are especially important for your tables, but don’t forget to order your Christmas designer paper hot cups and extra napkins for your takeaway and delivery customers.

After the right tableware for your tasks has been determined, it’s time to start thinking about your color scheme. The colors you choose for your scheme can be based on a few things, such as the dishes on your seasonal menu, the colors of your brand, or the style of your establishment. Fine restaurants may choose silver, gold and white, casual restaurants may prefer traditional reds, greens and golds, and street food vendors or cozy cafes may prefer natural kraft browns and forest greens.