If you plan to have a formal dinner this Christmas, below is a graphic that shows where each piece of a place setting is to be placed. Of course if you are not serving one of the courses, seafood for example, then you could omit the pieces associated with it.
Fancy folded napkins can be that little extra added touch to any place setting. I found that Marthastewart.com has many fabulous ways to fold a napkin. Below are a few ideas to get your creativity rolling. A pine sprig or poinsettia bloom in the pocket fold would look lovely on a Christmas dinner table.
And we musn’t forget that a formal dining table should also be adorned with appropriate centrepieces. The examples below range from simple DIY mason jars with cranberries and tea lights to a country scene on a charger plate to a traditional swag outfitted with all the trimmings. Whatever you choose, have fun with it and make it your own.
Wishing you a Merry Christmas!