Festive Tablescapes: 30+ Christmas Centerpiece Ideas To Elevate Your Holiday Decor

By Joyce S December 7, 2023

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Embrace the magic of the holiday season by exploring a myriad of ingenious Christmas table decor ideas. These fascinating creations will captivate your dinner guests and infuse your dining space with a festive ambiance. Arranging your most exquisite table linens, pottery, and glassware will elevate any holiday season dining experience. However, a stunning centerpiece adds that perfect finishing touch, bringing everything together harmoniously.

Whether you prefer a grand and formal dining table or a more relaxed and low-key setting, creating a centerpiece should be fun and manageable without being overly complicated or time-consuming. With the flurry of preparations for the grand occasion, it is essential to have something that can be effortlessly arranged with minimal effort and hassle. After all, we’d prefer to spend precious time prepping that delicious holiday meal than worrying about decor.

Floating Baby’s Breath

Baby’s Breath is a wonderfully affordable and stylish choice for celebrations such as the Christmas holiday. The delicate and ethereal blossom, often displayed as a filler, adds a stunning touch when integrated into table centerpieces, fireplace adornments, and overall table arrangements. 

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The elegant white flower adds a touch of sophistication to every holiday celebration, perfectly complementing Christmas decorations and delectable cuisine. One of the best aspects of baby’s breath centerpieces is their remarkable ability to thrive long after the festivities. These plants have an impressive lifespan, remaining beautiful for months with occasional watering. 

Cranberries In A Glass Bowl

Crafting a cranberry centerpiece is fun, effortlessly affordable, and exudes elegance when gently illuminated, gracing your Christmas table. Besides, it is a lovely tradition. Gather some glasses, gracefully fill them with vibrant cranberries and holly berries, and delicately place candles atop. Voila. 

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An alternative suggestion is to decorate a transparent vase with vibrant cranberries, delicately placing a few blossoms atop. Consider incorporating them into festive arrangements alongside fruits of the same hue, evergreens, and other greenery to infuse them with vibrant hues and captivating allure.

Tiny Christmas Tree and Cacti

Although they may be petite, these meticulously crafted tabletop Christmas trees bring a significant dose of style to any spot you choose to display them. If it’s all wrapped up in a neat little bow, you know it has to be top-notch. 

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You can plant lemon Cyprus trees in cute little containers like mini pots or soup cans. After that, wrap them up in some burlap and secure them with hot glue. A cute bow gives them that extra touch for a polished presentation. The little cacti really make the table centerpiece pop.

Simple and Elegant Centerpiece

If you’ve got a bunch of other fancy stuff going on at your Christmas table (like swanky chair decorations, cute napkins, and festive dishes), it’s best to keep your centerpiece nice and simple. A pot filled with lush greenery and pine cones will do. 

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Don’t worry; it won’t look lame. You can move little pine trees into white vases and artfully arrange them on a classic silver platter. Add a touch of elegance to your Christmas table centerpiece by adorning them with twinkling silver lights.

A Rustic Vibe To Your Table

The rustic Christmas style is super cozy, like a warm hug. It’s quite simple to create a rustic atmosphere decor because most of the things you need for decoration are readily available: pine cones, burlap, and fir tree branches. 

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Opt for classic elements like warm red and green hues, pine cones, charming candles, and reindeer figures. A rustic wooden table would be perfect for that vibe; you could skip the tablecloth. You can also grab a lovely floral centerpiece in a charming wooden planter. 

A Natural Table Setting For Christmas

Whether in the suburbs or a city apartment, you can rock a cozy, rustic vibe and turn your space into a magical woodland for the holidays. The way to go is to set up a warm and inviting ambiance.

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The ideal vibe would be one that you can snuggle up in a cozy blanket and admire the stunning DIY decorations and ornaments on the tree. Imagine little Christmas trees with a rustic charm adorned with dainty buckets, cute signs crafted from weathered vintage wood, and charming reindeer figurines.

 A Farmhouse Tray Setup

To create a Christmas table setting that strikes the perfect balance, feel free to pick any colors you love. Of course, you can’t go wrong with the classic combination of green, red, and white, especially when paired with wood accents. Consider a warm color palette featuring natural neutrals if you’re after a cozy atmosphere. 

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This special Christmas decoration features a rustic table decorated with an enchanting centerpiece of evergreens and pinecones. Adding to the charm is a classic metallic tray, a petite log, a cute deer, and an abundance of twinkling lights.

An Easy and Charming Centerpiece With Greenery and Fruits

Collect fresh greenery and pomegranates to create a charming and timeless centerpiece. Skillfully place them along the middle of the table, and include additional elements such as pine cones, eucalyptus, and magnolia leaves to complete the festive look.

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Include juicy pomegranates to add a natural touch and captivate your guests’ attention as they gaze upon your unique centerpiece. For an added touch, consider spicing things up with some twisted taper candles instead of plain white ones. It’ll definitely catch the eye.

Frosty Table Centerpiece

Capturing the enchanting allure of freshly fallen snow with this breathtaking centerpiece is easier than you think. To achieve the desired aesthetic, place a layer of coarse sugar on top of a white cake stand and add some tall pillar candles. 

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Complete the decoration by placing a fresh wreath in the center of the table, and surprise your loved ones with charming little DIY presents. Your Christmas dinner will become a unique experience that will make everyone eager to attend the following years.

Ornaments For Every Room

You don’t have to spend a lot of time or money to create unique Christmas centerpieces; this is proof of that. This simple glass takes center stage in this charming arrangement. All it takes is a single step: Pile it with vibrant ornaments and sprinkle some red accents around. 

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Check out antique stores or flea markets for some cool vintage ornaments. Making this is a breeze, and it looks absolutely fabulous. You can even whip up a couple of these and scatter them around the house for a touch of elegance in every room.

Paper Christmas Tree With A Treat For Your Guests

Spruce up your dinner table with a touch of pattern play. You can whip up these fun paper tabletop Christmas tree decorations with just a few materials. To pull this off, grab some cardstock, tape, toothpicks with star tops, and a bunch of chocolates. 

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Glitter paper adds extra sparkle without all the mess. Make some triangle cutouts from scrapbook paper. Stick a toothpick onto the rear and into the chocolate goodies. This project is fast and easy, so you can let the kids have free rein with little supervision.

A Treat Tower For Dessert

This candy centerpiece will surely be a hit. To make this Christmas season shine and be sweet, all you have to do is grab some candy, flowers, and any other ornaments you have lying around at home. Feel free to use whatever items you like.

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Allow your imagination to take the reins. From delectable chocolate and gumdrops to the classic combination of candy cane and fluffy marshmallows. This craft is an absolute blast for the holidays. It perfectly matches the joy of the season and festivities.

Glass and Gold Accents

Don’t metallics and glitter go perfectly together, especially during the most wonderful time of the year? Get ready to be inspired as you deck out your table. We’re obsessed with this inspiration because the holidays are about that festive, sparkly vibe.

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The gold mini trees, glassware, and flatware, along with stunning ivory candles and plates, create an impressive spread. This tablescape is a unique way to show off ornaments. Nobody would be able to resist partaking in Christmas delights in such a setting.

Burlap Table Runner

You can’t have a proper holiday feast without some eye-catching table runners. Go for a fancy version or a playful design with Christmas patterns. Check out this adorable table runner crafted from burlap, adorned with delicate paper snowflakes in a pristine white hue. 

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If you’re confident in your skills, you can use a stencil or do it by hand for the snowflakes. Also, feel free to explore different sizes. White is a solid choice because it goes well with any colored Christmas table scheme you’ve picked out. 

Minimalism

If you’re feeling overwhelmed with decking the halls, hosting family and friends, wrapping gifts, and spreading holiday cheer, why not embrace your inner minimalist? Minimalism isn’t about having absolutely no decor in your space. It’s about having fewer but higher-quality pieces of decor. 

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So, you can still jazz up your place but with a more intentional and stylish approach. You can give minimalism a chance by grabbing a cute wooden tray, popping some pine cones on it, and adding some candles or a ceramic milk pot right in the center.

The Best Table Cloth

Just as area rugs bring a touch of charm to living rooms, Christmas tablecloths sprinkle magic over holiday feasts. You can count on them to save you from that eyesore scratch on your dinner table. After picking out the perfect piece, you can go on to the fun part.

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It’s time to enjoy matching tableware, eye-catching centerpieces, and napkins. Create a winter wonderland that will make your heart sing by filling a tabletop with all the enchanting trimmings that bring you happiness this holiday season. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.

Lovely Magazine Paper Tree

Let’s get your DIY game on because the enchanting realm of paper Christmas decorations, where miracles come to life, is waiting for you. The Magazine Christmas Tree is a fun holiday DIY project that kids will love to get their hands on. 

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This is a charming centerpiece for your Christmas table and makes for a thoughtful gift to share with friends. Engage in this delightful little endeavor while indulging in a captivating film. This project is a total breeze for most kiddos, and they’re bound to have an absolute blast while they’re at it. 

Floating Ombré Ornaments

Hang these beauties above the table, accompanied by a sprinkle of sparkly sequins, and get ready for magic. Take the reins of creativity and craft your very own floating glass ornaments with strings and any other material you want to add.

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We absolutely adore Christmas shades of red and green, but let’s be honest: blueish glass float ornaments with charming netting will forever exude that irresistible coastal charm. Transform any centerpiece into a delightful focal point with the enchanting combination of Christmas decor and a whimsical wind chime.

Country Chic Trifle Dish Centerpiece

A trifle bowl is more than a dish for desserts. With a little ingenuity, it can become a gourmet paradise. Grab a wooden tray, a glass trifle dish, some lovely foliage, and your favorite ornament balls to make a gorgeous centerpiece. You’ll create a magnificent show in 5 minutes that will attract everyone.

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Personalize it with your own decorative pieces that complement the overall look. You can have this lovely artwork on your dining table for Christmas dinner and, after the holidays, place it on your kitchen island to add seasonal elegance to your gathering. 

Cute Cookie Jar

Who doesn’t go crazy for a delicious cookie, especially after a fabulous feast with your favorite people? These treats are easy to gobble up that you won’t be able to resist! Additionally, cookie jars are not just unique and easy decorations for Christmas. They can also be displayed all year round! 

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They bring joy and sweetness to any space, making it feel like a never-ending celebration. So, next time you’re at a Christmas gathering, keep an eye out for that special cookie jar and get ready to indulge in some sugary delight. 

Christmas Ornaments In A Wood Frame

This eye-catching installation will surely captivate all who see it. So, prepare to deck the halls with merry and bright Christmas ball ornaments. These cool little baubles are perfect for sprinkling festive magic throughout your home without too much effort.

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Brighten your surroundings with ornaments with vibrant hues and enchanting winter motifs, not just limited to the tree. Frame these beauties and adorn your space with them. This simple but elegant DIY tabletop centerpiece will bring a special touch of charm to your home. 

Crafty Wood Christmas Tree

These petite wonders are the secret ingredient to effortlessly infusing festive vibes into any room. If you’re tight on space, can’t fit a massive tree, or want to create a jaw-dropping table decor, this wood Christmas tree will bless your home with cuteness. 

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This clever design will easily infuse your home with the Christmas spirit. Not only do they radiate festive charm, but setting them up and adorning them with shiny ornaments is a breeze. A coffee table or sideboard is the right spot for this minimalist tree.

Snowy and Glowy Pine Cones

Crafting your wintry pine cones is simpler than you think, and you don’t have to live in a snowy place. You only need some flocking powder, a little water, and a bunch of cute pine cones readily available from the wide outdoors. Ensure you give them a spa treatment before bringing them inside.

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Let’s avoid unwanted guests making a home for themselves inside – talking to you, pesky bugs. Pine cone crafts are fun and inexpensive. Instead of spending your hard-earned money on costly materials, why not use what Mother Nature has to offer?

Ornaments in a Bowl as The Focal Point

This beautiful Christmas centerpiece can be easily put together. Arrange a heap of newly pruned flora on a modest white cake stand. Then, decorate with brightly colored glass balls. Don’t go too far from traditional holiday hues, or use them to complement your décor. 

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You may also peek around the home; you already have everything you need to make a lovely centerpiece. Small decorations, nuts, fir cuttings, or berries in white bowls stacked together make for a beautiful arrangement. Ensure visual appeal by only using glass bowls.

Mason Jars and Candles

With a touch of creativity and resourcefulness, you can transform the ordinary into something extraordinary for your Christmas table centerpiece. If you’re not in the mood for a fancy table setup, try your hand at crafting some whimsical floating mason jar candles. 

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Spruce up your holiday table with this simple and budget-friendly trick. To create this lovely setup, you need empty mason jars, plump raspberries, fragrant conifer needles, whimsical checkered ribbons, twinkling tea lights, and a splash of water. 

Wood Candle Holder

Decking your dinner table with a centerpiece is like sprinkling a touch of elegance. While floral centerpieces are incredibly popular, you may still opt for other designs like this. There’s something truly enchanting about Christmas candle decorations that add magic to your table. 

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Candles have the bonus of being budget-friendly, saving you a sleigh-load of money. This table decor is suitable for any season but undeniably exudes a wintery charm with its pinecones. With personalization, you can turn an ordinary decoration into something unique. 

Starry Candle Covers

It’s incredible when we have the time and energy to decorate our homes with bright colors, dazzling lights, and lovely embellishments during the holidays. A wonderful DIY Christmas project with candle holders might be just what’s missing to make your table perfect. 

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It’s an easy and straightforward task. You should know where to get supplies and paints to make these beautiful cones. Clay cones with star-shaped holes are perfect for displaying fragrant candles and adding refinement and charm to holiday decor.

Candles in a Wooden Box

A farmhouse decoration is a charming mix of history and rustic appeal. Neutrals like sage, navy, gray, white, and cream palettes refine this home’s style. But when Christmas time arrives, the farmhouse decor can greatly benefit from warm colors like reds and oranges. 

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Creating lovely candle centerpieces from everyday things adds beauty and originality to your home. Use your imagination to assemble attractive, festive wooden boxes and cute crates with all the trimmings. You can opt for rectangle, square, or half-round boxes.

Dinner Table Christmas Setting With Clementines

Creating a fabulous candle centerpiece may seem like a piece of cake, but there are a few things to remember. A table centerpiece shouldn’t be a burden, weighing down the dinner table and stealing the show. It should harmonize with the theme without going over the top. 

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Make sure the color scheme blends in with your other decorations. A spectacular choice is vibrant oranges since they radiate warmth and joy. By incorporating fruits and ornaments in harmonious hues, your centerpiece will be elegant without overwhelming the senses. 

Monochromatic Christmas Table

Christmas is all about the classic red and green combo, but let’s not forget the equally beloved white. Let’s embrace the enchanting appeal of wintery white decor, whether going for a timeless classic vibe or daring to venture into unexpected color combinations. 

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If you aim to infuse your home with a touch of winter wonderland this holiday season, the elegance of a minimal and chic white decor is your go-to style. It’s the perfect way to create a serene and stylish ambiance that will leave your guests in awe.

Rustic Centerpiece For a Cozy Atmosphere

Nature-inspired decor is essential for rustic style, but you can’t overdo it. You can create a beautiful Christmas tree wreath display using branches, twigs, evergreens, and snow-kissed pinecones. Scatter smaller flocked trees throughout your home to maximize the charm. 

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You can smoothly incorporate wood’s versatility into your holiday decor with attractive wooden crates, signs, candles, and garlands with wooden Christmas trees. For those searching for a TikTok decor trend, try wooden placemats instead of your regular linens to elevate the table setup.

Wreath and Candles Centerpiece

Why not go for the wreath-filled-with-candles look when jazzing up your holiday dining table? It’s like having a festive roundabout. Sprinkle some magic by adorning the center with a trio of wreaths. The process is not as complicated as it seems.

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Each wreath becomes a canvas showcasing a medley of candles, trifle dish ornaments, and blooming flowers. Watch as your table becomes the talk of the town, captivating guests with its whimsical charm and undeniable flair. It’s a fantastic disguise for those unsuspecting candleholders.

Canning Jar Centerpieces

If you enjoy adding a touch of pizzazz to your holiday table without going overboard, then this candle centerpiece is precisely what you need. There is an undeniable charm and elegance in the simplicity of a bouquet adorning a rustic canning jar gracing your kitchen table. 

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Infuse it with some fragrant rosemary, but sage would be a splendid alternative if you’re short on this herb. With the addition of cranberries, a splash of water, and the gentle glow of a scented candle, this centerpiece captivates the eye and is a breeze to create.

Birch Log Fire Light Centerpiece

Making candleholders out of birch logs is a fun and easy DIY project for individuals who want to add a touch of rustic charm to their house. These candleholders are not only a lovely decoration, but they are also easy to make and call for little supplies. 

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Put basic tealight candles or scented ones in aluminum cups in the hole you made, but be careful around the wood-and-fire combination. Logs with a lot of loose bark should be avoided due to the high fire risk.

Charming Wintery Candles on a Tray

The splendor of freshly fallen snow inspired this magnificent Christmas table arrangement. Put some tall pillar candles on top of a small dish to achieve this effect. Use small pinecones and tags made of twine to complete the decoration. Candles on a tray make a lovely centerpiece for a round or square table.

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The tray is a supporting element for the centerpiece, and you don’t need something Christas-themed. Any serving platter may be dressed up with some evergreens, flowers, and ornaments. You may simply slide it off the table if you need to clear some space.

Frosty Mason Jar Luminaries

Imagine lying under a blanket of clouds on a cold winter night while snowflakes tap against the windowpane. You can bring this cozy feel into your home with a beautiful Christmas frosty mason jar luminaries set on cold winter days.

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To make these luminaries, use glue or decoupage medium to give mason jars an icy look, while flameless candles provide a soft and safe glow. Give your jars a spa treatment before the candles join, creating a comfortable atmosphere. These sweeties are lovely for any table or holiday decor.

Cake Stand Centerpiece

The ornaments from your family’s collection that are too delicate to hang on the tree can be displayed on a tiered cake stand. Turning the stand into a Christmas centerpiece for the dinner table is a simple way to spread a bit of party enthusiasm to any space.

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Choose a stand with a wide base for a more stable display. If someone accidentally knocks on a table, at least your decorations won’t go flying. It will also look better if you try to keep everything in the same color scheme or design aesthetic. 

Christmas Tree For Dessert

What’s merrier than these pint-sized holiday treats? They’re as easy to make as snatching sweets from a baby and look great. Delicious chocolate cupcakes with creative Christmas trees made from ice cream cones, frosting, and powdered sugar for a snowy touch.

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Amazingly tasty, this dessert will impress your family. Before placing the cone on the cupcake, sneak some candies for a sweet surprise for all your guests. It’s a tastebud treasure hunt. Why would you settle for a classic dessert when you can host a cupcake party with goodies hiding a surprise?

Tree Branch Candle Holder

Introducing your new go-to candlestick. Your tablescape will be the talk of your next dinner party if you include your favorite seasonal foliage and a little chilled water in each wine bottle. This is the perfect opportunity to create art with empty wine glasses.

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Rather than dumping them in the garbage, give them a stylish purpose. DIY wine bottle centerpieces can easily and quickly transform any table for any occasion, whether as a candle holder or a quick one-and-done flower vase for the Christmas dinner table. 

Flameless Pinecone Candles

Flameless pinecone candles will show you how practical and safe lighting can be. These clever devices look and feel like the real thing but are powered by batteries. They also include a remote control to change the lighting with the touch of a button. 

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The pinecone shape adds forest beauty to your decor, and the warm, flickering light creates a comforting spell that Mother Nature would envy. These are sleek, fashionable, and safe – the Tony Stark/Iron Man of candles. Little hands and inquisitive paws won’t be burnt.

Eye-Catching Garlands 

A table garland may add striking color, inviting texture, and elegant adornment to your Christmas tablescape, whether you plan on serving a large feast or hosting a quiet, private occasion. The garlands can be made in a variety of styles, each one guaranteed to dazzle your visitors. 

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This magnificent creation may be made by stringing together cuttings of several types of greenery and tying them together with a coarse string. Add some Christmas-themed accents like glittery ornaments and real or artificial flowers to round up the look.

DIY Succulent Christmas Centerpiece

Try something other than an evergreen tree to spice up the holidays this year. Succulents are an excellent choice for a breath of fresh air in your holiday decorating plans. Using succulents as Christmas decorations is a wonderful way to bring the outside inside. 

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Everyone will love the brilliant “Beauty and the Beast” atmosphere the centerpiece creates. Succulents are low maintenance, making them an ideal gift for hosts who will be too occupied to tend to their guests’ needs throughout the Christmas season. 

Lantern and Candles Centerpiece

The Christmas frenzy frequently leaves us without time to enjoy preparations. And, more often than not, we end up eating at a boring table instead of having a festive supper. Allow your imagination to go wild and create a picturesque experience for your family this year. 

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It feels great when delicious food is enjoyed in a beautiful holiday feast with loved ones. Lanterns and candle centerpieces are gorgeous for any party, especially at Christmas time. Add some evergreens, pinecones, blossoming petals, and withered tree twigs to accent your feast.