Kids Christmas Table

I’m excited to share the kids Christmas table I styled for the magazine shoot with Yum Food & Fun for Kids. Using the printable party collection from Love The Day I set the table with mix n match name cards, tags for the “napkin rings”, and last minute notes to Santa. Photographer Laura Gordon captured all the details…

  • One of my favorite “tips” is to buy small melamine plates in various colors that you can use for multiple occasions. This way you can layer them on top of your everyday WHITE dishes {my favorite staple item} when setting the table, and add layers of color and interest. I found these red & white striped plates from HomeGoods on sale and thought they would be a great addition to my collection since they can be used for Christmas, Valentine’s Day, 4th of July, and other occasions. And because they’re melamine they’re super durable. Since this is a kids table, a regular sized plate makes a great “charger” underneath.
  • Each plate is topped by a “Wish List” and pencil clipped together with colorful office clips. The napkin rings are candy cane circles with a tag added for extra detail.
  • Finally, each child gets their own magical snowman milk bottle complete with donut hole topper…always a hit!

  • Kids don’t need an elaborate centerpiece, but they do appreciate something cute and appropriate. DIY candy cone Christmas trees do the trick nicely, and a small bud vase with red carnations add just a touch of sophistication.
  • To balance out the table and add one more fun element I filled a vase with tiny red candies so the kids could “guess how many” are inside. My kids are 9 and 10 and this activity never gets old! They can even count them out at the end {to keep them busy *wink*}.

As I mentioned in my previous post about the shoot, most of these ideas were taken from the Kids Candy Coated Christmas party we hosted last year. Just goes to show you can change up a few details and get a whole new look!


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About Chris

Chris Nease is a party stylist and home entertaining expert with over 15 years of experience. In addition to her work as founding editor of Celebrations At Home, Chris is an editorial stylist and has contributed to, SheKnows, and countless other websites. Most recently she was featured in Celebrate magazine, and her work has been published in Woman's World, Ocala Style, Yum Food & Fun for Kids, and Cottages & Bungalows.


  1. Looks like a fun table!

  2. As usually you kicked it out of the park with this one – love it!

  3. I love the guessing pot and all the tiny details you added along the way…. fabulous ideas darling! Coryanne

  4. This is just adorable!! I love those snowman bottles and the candy trees. So fun!!


  5. so stinking adorable and creative, I love every bit of it!

  6. The entire table is precious – captures the delight of every detail for children at Christmas! BTW – you had me at the snowman milk bottles!

  7. So beautiful!!

  8. That is absolutely adorable! I love that table and the Santa wish list is just one of the brilliant touches you’ve included. LOVE LOVE LOVE!

  9. were can I find those adorable “sear santa” letter.

  10. Absolutely gorgeous. The snowman milk bottle I’d never thought of or seen and now I must have!

  11. Darling ideas! Makes me want milk and cookies!

  12. My jaw is on the floor!!!!!! :-D
    The ideas and photos are just BEATUIFUL- thank you so much for sharing them!


  13. This is so sweet and cute! I love the bright and whimsical spirit. I would love for you to share this at our {Home for the Holidays} link party.

  14. I am so impressed. You photos are like eye candy. Gorgeous and such fabulous ideas. I have stumbled this post. I am a new Twitter and FB follower visiting from Thirty Handmade Days. Vicky from Mess For Less

  15. How come I have only found you NOW??? Your design and tips are amazing, I am blown away. I really love this table, well actually, I really love them all. Thankyou for sharing your amazing talents!

  16. i adore this! my kids would think this table was so fun!

  17. The wish list at each place setting is a great idea! Kid friendly and modern. Love it!

  18. You guys have made my day. Thanks for all the sweet comments!

  19. Really great decoration :) Small snowmen look sweet


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