Since there will be about 18 of us, I have several tables set. This is just one of them. I have a chartreuse silk tablecloth with a red one underneath (shows at the bottom), a red velvet table runner, gold and red charger plates, gold and red napkins, and these great dishes I got at Target several years ago. They are cream-colored and say "Eat, Drink, and Be Merry" all around the rim. I just love them. For the table centerpiece (VERY easy and simple) I used some realistic greenery, sugared berry stems (berry stems with that clear glitter/sugar on them), and lots of red and green votives, some placed inside the greenery. In the middle of the table I have this gorgeous red mercury glass candleholder that I found at Kohl's for about $6.00. (they are also available in green and silver) Another of the tables is for the kids, so it has a red/white/silver checked table cloth, red paper plates, a jingle bell tree in the middle, and scattered Christmas candy all down the middle. They'll love that. Note: You can click the photo above to see a larger view.
This is really the only big Christmas meal that we're hosting, so I'm putting extra effort into this one. (We have reservations at a beautiful downtown hotel for Christmas Day dinner - going easy!)
Buried somewhere in the garage is a video of me and all of my sisters lip-synching this song in the car, on our way to Disneyworld for Christmas. Gotta find it. :)
New Kids on the Block - Funky, Funky Christmas!
Kick the ballistics, Santa Claus.
(and I still remember all of the words)