Music Themed Christmas Tablescape

This music themed Christmas tabletop incorporates one of my favorite holiday traditions – Christmas music! Weather you like traditional secular songs or religious hymns, this theme will work for you too. See how to set a beautiful Christmas tablescape here.

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Music themed Christmas Tabletop

I’m really excited to share this music themed Christmas table with you today.  It’s a theme I’ve been thinking about for a couple of years and it’s finally come to fruition.

Music is such a big part of the holiday and it’s one of the things I look most forward to.  From classic Christmas hymns to modern pop Holiday tunes, I love it all!  

I used gold & silver and hints of musical touches in my tips for decorating your Christmas tree and this table setting is sort of an extension of that. In fact I will leave this Christmas tablescape right here ready for our meal!

Check out all the ideas and details and let me know which is your favorite!

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How to Create a Music themed Christmas tablescape

  • I began by covering my 6 foot banquet table with a black fitted table cloth. I’m still on the hunt for the “perfect” farm table for this room so the folding table will have to do for now. Thank goodness for the TableVogue cover that goes all the way to the floor.
  • I found a book of vintage sheet music a few years ago while thrift shopping. It makes a fantastic table runner, just by layering sheets on top of one another down the length of the table. Scrapbook paper in a sheet music print will work just fine too.
  • Remember I have an artificial tree? Well, lucky for me there are evergreens in the common areas of the neighborhood so I cut off a few limbs from the bottom and added them to the table. Small gold musical instrument ornaments are nestled in for extra detail.
  • A bouquet of red and white roses add a beautiful pop of color, and the gold ribbon ties it into the rest of the table. I have to tell you I’ve had this flower arrangement for about 2 1/2 weeks now! I’ve kept it in the refrigerator to keep it fresh but had no idea it would last this long. I’m thrilled to say the least.
  • Each place setting is rather simple, with a small gift for each guest. 
  • Finally, the water jug gets some creative touches as well.  Instead of topping it with the wooden ball it comes with, I added a ball ornament to the top.  I LOVE that idea!  Add a little fresh rosemary and frozen cranberries to the water for a very festive look. 

Christmas party favors

Place table favors on each plate, for guests to take home.

  • The ladies get a lovely fragrant soap that’s wrapped in themed paper, and each ribbon has a different detail.
  • For the guys, insert small items like key chain flashlight or bottle opener, into a tissue paper roll. Wrap it in kraft paper and add ribbon at the ends.  Dress it up with themed washi tape and a button detail.

More Christmas Tablescapes

There are so many themes to explore for Christmas table settings. Here are some beautiful ideas.

  1. Here’s an elegant green and gold Christmas table that’s timeless.
  2. This is a fun peacock theme holiday party Christmas table with blues, greens, and pinks.
  3. This pink and white Christmas table is gorgeous for ladies night party.
  4. This whimsical red & white Christmas tablescape is fun for the whole family.
  5. Why not set a special kids Christmas table with adorable details.
  6. Plaid patterns are traditional for Christmas and this red and black plaid tablescape is perfect for brunch or dinner.

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Music theme Christmas decor on the buffet table

Before any food hits the buffet, dress it up with coordinating decor.

  • It’s easy to make these DIY music paper trees from the same vintage music book I mentioned above.  You can find my tutorial for it here.
  • I cut a piece of themed scrapbook paper and added glittered letters to spell “JOY.”  Placed it in my vintage floral frog and covered it with a glass cloche.  I think it looks modern and elegant.
  • More greenery and some antlers I spray painted gold complete the look.

I really hope you like this design as much as I do, and I hope you’re inspired to bring in some music to your holiday decor.  Which detail do you like the most?

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  1. I love you music-themed table and Christmas decor! Just beautiful. Sheet music can be so much fun to decorate with, particularly at Christmas time!

  2. LOVE Christmas music sheets (any type of music related designs actually) and you styled this is the perfect way. You’re a stylist rockstar.

    1. Thank you Melissa. I think the memories of my life are triggered by musical sound bites, so it’s the perfect theme for me to work with. 🙂

  3. WOW! This is absolutely stunning! Love all the details – especially the bell jar display!

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