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A Very Merry Christmas Table Setting

A Very Merry Christmas Table Setting

Take your Christmas dinner to new heights with a rooftop festive dinner. Don’t have a rooftop? Fear not, dear friend. This stunning Christmas setting, created by floral design studio Stems of Dallas, will work just as effectively on your outdoor terrace as it would indoors. Be inspired, and adapt the stunning ideas to suit your Christmas theme and space. Ho, Ho, Ho!   A Very Merry Christmas Table Settingthe-carousel-christmas-table-setting-feature-image-Choose your festive colour palette and theme. Traditional Christmas colours red and green are made to be seen during December. Holly is the ultimate green sprig, but choose local natives such as gum leaves, fern or even kangaroo paws for an Australiana twist.the-carousel-christmas-table-setting-7

Flower power with city views! Create your own botanical oasis with floral chair arrangements and a centrepiece that’ll give the turkey a run for its money.

the-carousel-christmas-table-setting-4Add string lighting for ambience and roll out the red, or brown, carpet for guests for a homely feel set amongst the stars.

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Personalise your guests’ seating with name tags – and ensure arch enemies are seated on opposite ends of the room. Kraft paper tags and gold accents work beautifully with red and green theme. A simple flower setting and apple add a pop of colour across the table. the-carousel-christmas-table-setting-9A Very Merry Christmas Table Settingthe-carousel-christmas-table-setting-8

Old world nostalgia set high on the cityscape. Vintage vases, cutlery and dinnerware set with classic novels and comfort foods will make guests feel the festive cheer.

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Don’t forget what Christmas is all about – spending time with family and friends! Pull out the board games Santa left under the tree and roll the dice for a little festive competition and cheer.

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Good wreath! Ensure Santa doesn’t skip by your front door with an incredible floral and native wreath. Get creative and DIY using a foam backing and a mix of greenery with contrasting red and pink flowers.

This is an edited extract from Celebrate By Hooray!, $19.95.
Photography by  Tracy Enoch

Written by Franki Hobson

Franki Hobson has worn many hats during her many years as a women's lifestyle journalist and editor. Her launching pad was COSMOPOLITAN magazine, where she moved from News & Entertainment Editor to Features Director, covering everything from the legalisation of the Morning After Pill to Gwen Stefani, fashion, beauty, sex, health, fitness, entertainment and relationships.

In 2003 Franki immersed herself in all things teen as Deputy Editor, then Editor-in-Chief of teen Bible DOLLY magazine. Following this, Franki was made Editor of COSMOPOLITAN Hair & Beauty, COSMOPOLITAN Pregnancy and COSMOPOLITAN Bride magazine, where she held the helm (and tiara) for more than 10 years. Franki was also the launch editor of COSMOPOLITAN Health magazine, and is an accomplished Homes Editor and Travel Editor, covering honeymoon destinations, family travel, luxe abodes and health retreats. Franki Hobson is a contributing lifestyle writer for The Carousel.

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