Holiday Entertaining Ideas

Chances are, you are thinking about ways to dress your dinner table for the holiday. Lucky for us, Dana Todd Photography and Bay Blossoms put together a festive table inspired by the holiday season. Filled with rich reds, soft whites and highlighted with gold accents.

They put together a striking centerpiece with seasonal florals that sit happily in a birch vase, and a custom dessert table. All of these ideas can easily be accomplished on a budget. You can see more holiday table decor ideas in the full gallery here and stay tuned for fabulous holiday diy.

We set up simple items that anybody can easily achieve. Tying in rustic with elegance, the beautiful textured red centerpiece flowers were placed in a bark vase, berries and leaves were cut off from surrounding bushes to add more rustic nature to the scene.

We used a simple window scarf for the runner and picked up fabric to mimic the colors. Different types of furniture was brought in to add a more custom look. The table was adorned with gold lined china and red chargers.

The mini dessert table had the right amount of delicious desserts, with more berries and leaves added to the bases of the stands, fake snow (found at your nearest craft store) and mini pinecones (picked up from a nearby park) filled the two vases we had, one with flowers, the other with peppermint brownie bites. Candles set the mood for the elegance and the final touch for this shoot.

How yummy do the cranberry bliss bars look? Visit The Recipe Girl to whip up a batch for your holiday table. While you are at it you can also make some tasty cake pops with an east recipe from Emma over at Food Comma.

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Photographer: Dana Todd Photography
Flowers: Bay Blossoms

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  1. -100. Konabarbie says:

    Some great ideas! Thanks for posting!

  2. -100. dana todd says:

    Thanks for the post! It came out beautiful and we hope to have inspired many people!

  3. Beautiful, Dana! I love the candlelit lighting in this shoot. So pretty!

  4. -100. Sandy Penny says:

    Not only festive but almost romantic like setting, the colors flow so well…would love to do this set up once for the holidays :)

  5. -100. Cheryl Roberts says:

    Beautiful!! It turned out great!

  6. -100. @weddingchicks says:

    A little festive holiday inspiration today!

  7. -100. @emilyscater says:

    RT @weddingchicks: A little festive holiday inspiration today!

  8. -100. renae harryman says:


  9. What beautiful flower arrangements!

  10. -100. @BashBooths says:

    “RT @weddingchicks A little festive holiday inspiration today! …”// Okay, so now I want to have a big Holiday Party.

  11. -100. @iWedHotels says:

    RT @weddingchicks: A little festive holiday inspiration today!

  12. -100. @RecipeGirl says:

    Thanks to the @WeddingChicks for including my Cranberry Bliss Bars in your beautiful holiday entertaining post!

  13. -100. Lesli says:

    This is so beautiful. Bailey the owner of Bay Blossoms did my daughters wedding flowers. We absolutely loved her arrangements and all the extra touches she added to our wedding. We had so many compliments from our guests. I highly recommend using her for any type of party and special events. The photographer Dana did the most beautiful job on these pictures! Completely love this holiday look!! Thank you Dana and Bailey!

  14. -100. Judy Kerr says:

    Really pretty setting and great photography!

  15. -100. @AppleTreeWed says:

    RT @weddingchicks: e dopo aver assemblato l’azatina ecco come presentarla al meglio sulla tavola delle feste :-) …

  16. -100. @beckoningdesign says:

    Holiday Entertaining Ideas

  17. -100. Beverly Aced says:

    Absolutely Beautiful. What unique ideas. Congratulations to all involved.


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