So you’ve volunteered to host Christmas dinner this year. The initial voluntary statement may have sounded exciting but if you find yourself suddenly pressured with all preparation feel at ease! We are here to help you! One up your sister’s dinner from last year (sorry not sorry) and plan to host a dazzling Christmas dinner that will blow everyone away. We’ve searched high and low to find you some of the best decorations, dinner supplies and recipes to make sure that your Christmas dinner stands out from the rest!
Do you appreciate the “old school” method of party invites, pen, and paper! Then make sure to invite your dinner guests with an exciting Christmas party invitation.
While E-vites may be easy, your guests will love these cute invites they receive in the mail. They can stick the invite on their fridge and will be reminded about their upcoming event.
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Pulling out the fancy china is a nice gesture for holidays but let’s face it, no one wants to be left with loads of dishes just after spending hours on preparing the feast. If you’re seeking a beautiful table setting but want easy clean up after the dinner then consider using fancy paper plates.
Everyone’s taste in decor is different so we have included both silver and gold options for you! The gold set comes with 30 dinner plates and 30 salad or dessert plates and the silver set comes with 50 plates total! At first glance, these paper plates will look like real china! Your guests will get a kick out of being fooled by these plates and it’ll make the holiday dinner take down easy for you!
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The holidays are definitely worth celebrating. Instead of ordinary cups step up your table setting game and place these champagne flutes on the table. They can be great for champagne, punch or get creative and use them for desserts too!
You’ll have the option to purchase a pack of 42, 84 or 126! They’re also disposable which means one less set of dishes to clean after your big holiday feast.
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Now that you have your plates sorted your guests are going to need silverware. Once again to help alleviate some of the clean-up for you, you may want to consider disposable silverware too!
We have found not just any plastic set but both gold and silver flatware that looks like real silverware. They’ll also pair wonderfully with the paper plates and will make for a beautiful table setting.
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Napkins are essential for dinner parties. They’re not only a decorative piece to the table setting but they’re practical too. We have included 2 beautiful options that would look lovely on your table.
Firstly, we’ve included a disposable napkin. It has a vintage wood background with a traditional saying. Secondly, we’ve included a cloth napkin. This would be great if you’re looking for something you can use year after year because these are machine washable. Additionally, the touch of red would look lovely on your holiday dinner table!
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Little decor touches may seem small but they really do stand out. Add a lovely winter touch to your table with these deer napkin rings.
Once again we have found both gold and silver options to suit your taste in decor. Whether you have clothed napkins or disposable paper napkins they would look love rolled up in a stunning napkin ring.
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Whether you’re planning on having a tablecloth or not a table runner would be a lovely way to dress up your table. We’re including two different options for variety.
Firstly, we’ve included a burlap table runner. This would be great for a rustic holiday theme. The burlap comes in the dimensions of 12 inches wide and 10 yards in length. You’ll have plenty of material to work with and will have plenty left over to use for another dinner party! Secondly, we’re including a dazzling sequin table runner. This would really jazz up your table and could act as the centerpiece. Add in pops of crimson red or hunter green to transform the dinner table into a lovely holiday table.
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Filling up the table with decorations can seem challenging. The key to creating a stunning display is to always start with a theme. The fun thing about the holidays is you can transform that theme to suit your taste!
For a lovely winter woodland theme consider adding a touch of nature to your table. You can scatter the pine cones and evergreen branches along the center of the table. Further, you could fill up a large vase with a mixture of the pinecones and evergreen for a beautiful centerpiece. If you put your creative mind to it the options are truly endless!
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Wired string lights are my latest obsession. They’re dainty and alluring and can really jazz up anything. Year round I have them sitting on my tv stand as a decorative item but these would be great for the holidays too!
Considering they’re battery powdered you can put them almost anywhere! You need to try placing them across your table for a sparkly addition. You could even intertwine them amongst your jar of pinecones and evergreen branches. There are so many decorative ideas you can use these for and you’ll find yourself using them all year round too!
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Honestly, I feel like everyone and their Grandma has a Crock-Pot (for good reason). However, if you’re the odd person out and don’t have one it is about time you treat yourself to one!
Crock-Pots are great not just for daily dinners but especially for big dinner parties such as the holidays! They allow you to cook a large quantity of food at once as well as makes room for some much-needed space in the oven! Considering turkey takes hours in the oven, try cooking a tasty side dish or lovely dessert in the Crock-Pot!
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Turkey and Ham might be the most popular main courses for holiday dinners. Whether you’re planning on having one or the other or perhaps, both, you need to check out this easy recipe!
This recipe proves how you can cook ham wonderfully in the slow cooker. Your Crock-Pot will come in handy for this recipe and with just a few ingredients you’ll have the main entree whipped up effortlessly! The great thing about slow cookers is that you can cook your food low and slow and end up with a tender ham that everyone will enjoy this Christmas.
You can cook an array of delicious side dishes in the slow cooker too! Stuffing (or dressing) whichever you call it, is a classic holiday side dish! Make yours from scratch and cook it conveniently in your Crock-Pot!
The base is made up of dry bread cubes and chicken broth. Then lovely seasonings and a few other crunchy ingredients will contribute to creating a delectable bite. Once you discover how easy this is you’ll never want to make boxed stuffing again! For more delicious slow cooker recipes read HERE.
Along with a few other must-have kitchen gadgets, the Instant Pot is high up on the list. What separates the Instant Pot from a slow cooker is you can cook food incredibly quick.
If you didn’t get an Instant Pot for Christmas last year go ahead and treat yourself with one! Once you start using it you’ll quickly discover how helpful it can be. If you need a quick weeknight dinner or a side dish whipped up in a jiff, use the Instant Pot!
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Potatoes are a classic side dish that is often served at holiday dinners. You can enjoy mashed potatoes, roasted potatoes, baked potatoes, or however you like them. Here, this recipe proves how the Instant Pot can roast your potatoes wonderfully and incredibly quick.
When roasting potatoes in the oven or even boiling on the stove-top they can take anywhere from 30-45 minutes to cook. This is because they’re a woody vegetable. However, the Instant Pot can pressure cook potatoes and cut that cooking time in half! You’ll have these delicious herb roasted potatoes cooked in just 15 minutes! If that isn’t easy and fast then I don’t know what is. For more Instant Pot recipes read HERE.
Are you hosting a big holiday dinner this year? If the answer is yes you may want to consider having a buffet server. This not only makes serving the food a breeze but will allow you to keep food warm while the rest of the food is being prepared.
This buffet server contains 3 trays that are 2.5 quarts in size. The temperature knob can adjust the heat from low to high and will keep your food warm right up until you’re ready to eat!
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Cooking the perfect turkey sounds like an intimidating task especially if you’ve haven’t done it before. This recipe provides you with a simple guide on how to roast the perfect turkey.
The recipe provides you with instructions from how to dethaw the turkey to the brine and how to roast it to perfection! After you’ve successfully hosted Christmas dinner you’ll look back and wonder why you were so intimidated in the first place!
A fancy beverage is always a fun addition to any party. While you whip up your favorite drink you’re going to need a punch bowl so you’re guests can fill up and quench their thirst.
This punch bowl is great for several reasons. It’s a multi-purpose platter that can serve as a cake stand, serving platter, salad bowl and punch bowl. With all its amazing capabilities you’ll be using it over and over again.
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To help get you started in using that amazing punch bowl you need to try serving this beverage with your Holiday dinner. This sparkling cranberry pomegranate drink is easy to put together!
It contains many fragrant flavors and the tart cranberries are balanced wonderfully with sugar, fresh mint, and lime. The color alone will stand out and would work perfectly with the holiday colors.
While Christmas pie is to be expected as a part of the dessert table a trifle may be a surprising and delicious addition. I love trifle because it has so many exciting layers!
Additionally, there are so many recipes that range in so many different types of flavors. Let your imagination run wild and whip up a lovely trifle this year!
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Put that trifle bowl to use and make this lovely dessert to complete your holiday dinner. It has the perfect holiday flavor, peppermint and is festive in color too!
The great thing about this recipe is you can make it the day before. Assemble the trifle and store in the fridge until you’re ready to serve.
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