Check out these six dazzling table settings and centerpieces for sparkling inspiration when hosting get-togethers for family and friends this holiday season.


Festive Tulips CenterpieceFestive tulips

While tulips are typically considered a spring flower, they make a stunning Christmas arrangement if you can find them. Arrange red tulips alongside pine branches and snowberries (or any white berries) for maximum contrast. Place the arrangement in a metal pail and garnish with a white ribbon.

Rustic Luxe CenterpieceRustic Luxe Christmas Centerpiece

Combine styles for a signature look on your Christmas table. This centerpiece combines a few basics for a stunning effect: start with candlesticks that shimmer (these are metal and glass) placed in a weathered wooden tray. Pile on metallic Christmas ornaments (it’s OK to mix finishes!) and add a little greenery, plus an antler. Light the candles and your centerpiece is complete.


Easy Ornament CenterpieceEasy Ornament Centerpiece

Elegance needn’t come in a frilly, fussy package. This graceful tablescape comes together with the most basic of elements. Stack glass ornaments in a pyramid formation on top of a compote, adhering the ornaments to one another with scrapbooking glue dots. Surround the centerpiece with more red accents — ornaments on top of candlesticks and a few red votive cups.


White Hot Holiday CenterpieceWhite-Hot Holiday

A table blanketed in white lends sophistication and a sense of occasion to any gathering. Get the look by using clear glass and metallic elements against a backdrop of white table linens and china. An artificial tree spray-painted white, flocked with spray snow, and potted in a galvanized pail makes a modern centerpiece for this table. Lights and star ornaments hung on the tree add another layer of sparkle.


Classic Silver and White CenterpieceClassic Silver-and-White Centerpiece

Create this simple, classic centerpiece with dishes and ornaments you have on hand. Top sprigs of fresh greenery with sparkling sliver and white ornaments, trees and mercury glass candle holders. The soup tureen in the center is both beautiful and functional.


Candy-Inspired CenterpieceCandy-Inspired Centerpiece

Perfect for a kids’ table, this simple, shatter-proof centerpiece is made from foam candy cane spheres, tree trimmings, red feathers and glittery plastic ornaments, all tucked inside a Chinese takeout-style box.