Kids Christmas Table Red & Green Setting

This kids Christmas table is fun and whimsical in classic red and green. These festive ideas for a cute table for the little ones include ways to help keep them entertained while waiting to eat (or for Santa!).

kids Christmas table place setting

Kids Christmas table setting ideas

Styling kids tables is a great way to get creative in a way we don’t normally get to do as adults. This colorful Thanksgiving kids table was a blast to create, and so was today’s Christmas party table.

Doing this can bring back fond childhood memories, as well as make memories for the kids in our lives. These ideas are easy to re-create and I hope you’ll be inspired to set a party tablescape for your young children.

Start with traditional red and green colors and use festive printables, activities, and decorations for place settings and a Christmas centerpiece that even the kids will love.

kids Christmas tablescape in red white and green

Using the traditional Christmas printable party collection from Love The Day I set the table with mix & match name cards, tags, and notes to Santa. These set the tone for a classic color scheme paired with modern patterns and whimsical details.

If you love this classic look then you’re going to adore these family Christmas party ideas set around a dessert table. The setting is also done in traditional red and green so it all coordinates beautifully.

kids Christmas table candy tree centerpiece

Top tips

No need to go over the top: Kids don’t need an elaborate centerpiece, but they do appreciate something cute and appropriate. DIY candy Christmas trees do the trick nicely. And a small bud vase with red carnations add just a touch of sophistication.

Keep them entertained: Add a jar of crayons and plenty of paper and Christmas printables so everyone has fun, and the grown-ups aren’t constantly having to come up with activities.

kids Christmas table place settings overhead view

How to decorate

  • One of my favorite tips for entertaining is to buy small salad or dessert plates in various colors that can be used for multiple occasions. This way you can layer them with your everyday WHITE dishes (my favorite staple item) when setting a table.
  • Layers and color add interest to a table setting. These red & white striped plates can be used for Christmas, Valentine’s Day, 4th of July, and more! And because they’re melamine they’re durable and great for children’s tables. A regular sized plate makes a great “charger” underneath.
kids Christmas table snowman milk bottle

Give each child their own magical snowman milk bottle complete with donut hole topper. These are always a hit!

kids Christmas table red napkin with candy napkin ring

Use candy cane circles as napkin rings and add a tag for extra decoration.

kids Christmas table and party decor

Top each plate with a “Wish List” and pencil clipped together with colorful office clips.

kids Christmas table, candies in jar to guess how many

Make it fun: 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. No matter the age this activity never gets old! They can even count them out at the end to keep them busy.

kids Christmas table ideas
kids Christmas table party ideas

Kid’s Christmas party table

Use these ideas to host a children’s’ holiday party after school or on a weekend.

If you have access to a Santa suit or someone who can play Santa, that would be an amazing addition!

kids Christmas table with Christmas tree

More fun ideas for kids

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*This table was originally styled for and published in Yum Food & Fun for Kids magazine.

Photography by Laura Gordon for Celebrations At Home

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  1. 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!

  2. 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.

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


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

  5. 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!

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


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

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