*Thank you Minted for helping us get our table ready for the holidays*
This year I’m doing my first holiday table. Yep, the first one. Before I had kids, I always celebrated the holidays with my mom or if I stayed in New York, my cousin and I would host dinner or we would be the main cooks bringing dinner to my uncle’s house. At no point was I ever responsible for the table. My skills will always be of better use in the kitchen. I know this for a fact so it was never an issue.
Now that I have kids of my own, I actually want our house to look festive for the holiday which means I needed an easy holiday table setting that the kids could safely enjoy too. Minted as always came through with the little something extra I needed to make our table perfect for our little family.
Our Holiday Table Setting
A kid-friendly holiday table setting is key so I didn’t whip out any fancy china. In fact, I kept it low maintenance with small shatter resistant plates, plastic chargers and simple paper pyramids with pine cones for the centerpiece. I love that I can use almost everything on our table any time of the year. That’s a big win for this mama on a budget.
I wanted to add a non-traditional color to our holiday table setting because we aren’t the full on traditional types (shhh, don’t tell my mom). Blue is a color I love for decor and since we have blue dining chairs, these blue linen placemats and Marrakech Mix linen napkin set are the perfect pieces for us. I love that the napkins come in 3 different patterns and coming as a set of 6 is perfect. We always need extra napkins because kids!
The hubs is pretty happy about my love of blue too. Not that I was going to decorate the house with pink or anything but up until May 2015, he was heavily outnumbered by us girls. Now the hubs and Baby E get to do the father/son thing and not being surrounded by a bunch of pink and sparkles makes him happy.
Dude, I’m all about white, gray and hints of blue these days so get ready to paint after the holidays (I’m just saying).
Zoe is very excited to sit at setting for the dinner. She is amazed at the gold utensils she gets to use. She thinks they are so fancy. I think they are too especially for the price. Now I didn’t say I’m cooking Christmas dinner or anything but we will enjoy at least one meal at our holiday table.
Need more holiday decor ideas? The Fab Five has you covered.
LaShawn: Simple Holiday Decor including a traditional color for the traditional crowd.
Kita: Tips on How to Decorate When You Can’t Decorate
Bernetta: Decor & More
Mimi: Holiday Card Options