How to set an elegant and stylish centerpiece for Christmas

Here are the steps for setting a stylish centerpiece for Christmas table

Keep it simple
Most holiday gatherings are casual, according to Internet foodies. While there’s nothing wrong with a fancy, sit-down dinner, it usually results in more work for the hostess. I prefer to spend more time with my family and less time with my hands in soapy water.

You don’t have to use fine china to be festive. Even plastic plates and utensils can be arranged to achieve a beautiful holiday table setting. Here is proof.

Table setting etiquette is much simpler than most people think. When nicely arranged, your Christmas table setting can impress guests regardless of the type of tableware you use. Here’s a handy guide:

Food plate: Place the plate in the center of the setting.
Fork: Place a fork to the left of the plate. (If using a larger dinner fork and a smaller salad fork, place the larger one closer to the plate. According to etiquette, place the first utensil to be used on the outside.)
Knife: The dinner knife is placed to the right of the plate with the cutting edge inwards.
Spoon: Place the spoon directly to the right of the knife. A soup spoon, if needed, would be placed on the outside.
Napkin: The napkin should be folded and placed on top of the plate. Optional napkin placements are to the left of the fork/forks or below them.
How about an easy to do napkin folding technique to top off the gorgeous Christmas table setting? It’s like dotting your sugar cookies.

Place your plastic utensils diagonally on the napkin with about a third of the napkin visible underneath. Fold the bottom corner of the napkin over the bottom half of the utensils.

Fold the left side of the napkin over the utensils, then do the same with the right side, tucking the remaining napkin underneath.

Use a festive ribbon or shiny garland to tie the bundle together before placing it on top of the dinner plate.
I would love to know your napkin folding ideas. Feel free to share them!

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You are well on your way to a successful holiday dinner! Don’t forget to relax and enjoy time with loved ones.