I have always really loved setting the table for holiday meals. Even when I was younger, I would love getting the table all gussied up knowing that our family and friends would be gathered around it eating, talking, and laughing. There are also not many things that I love more than Christmas & so obviously setting a Christmas table is one of my very favorite things.
My sister-in-law, Shelbi is an event coordinator and owner of Events by Shelbi Rene. She is unbelievably talented. Shelbi helped me design and coordinate my own wedding back in 2014 & I truly don't think I would have made it through the process without her.
When Sarah & I started this blog, we knew that we wanted to feature her incredible skills on the blog. What better way than to have her design and set up a Christmas tablescape, right?
We know that when it comes to getting everything ready for Christmas, sometimes decorating the table comes very last on your list of to-dos. Our hope is that these pictures can give you a little inspiration as you prepare to host your guests in a little over a week. There is a simple, easy-to-make cocktail recipe at the bottom, as well, in case you are starting to panic at the thought of everyone being at your house in twelve days. All of the links to the items are at the bottom of the post in case you see something you must have!
For the cocktail, mix together 2 cups of cranberries, 1 cup of water, 1/3 cup of honey* (a little more if you want it to be more sweet!) and a pinch of cinnamon and heat on medium-high until the cranberries just begin to pop. Leave the mixture to cool for about 20 mins and then strain the cranberries. Pour the liquid in with your favorite brut champagne and enjoy!
*You can of course always use refined sugar instead to make a more traditional simple syrup, but we wanted to make a "healthier" option for those who try to avoid refined sugar!
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