‘Tis the season to add that special touch to your tables or tray tops to help your patrons create holiday memories. You don’t have to be a designer or spend a fortune hiring a caterer to create beautiful, unforgettable place settings. The key to doing it yourself is to keep it simple and pick no more than one or two colors and one decorative element and carry it throughout your venue for a coordinated, “I planned it that way” look!

Chair BowFirst, decide the overall look that you want to portray. Do you have a café where you want a fun and whimsical look, or are you catering a formal event and wish to create an opulent air?

Purple Ornaments

If whimsy is the look you want, start with two bright contrasting colors in unexpected combinations, such as the trendy red and lime green or eye-catching purple with gold or silver. Add bold baubles mixed with tinsel, greens or flowers in a clear bowl or vase in the center of the table. Surprising elements such as a candy cane tied with polka dot ribbon at each place setting add those magical touches that memories are made of.  Mixed patterns of stripes and polka dots or a big bow wrapped around the chair back add to the fun! Encourage incremental sales and easy gift solutions by adding our recycled Splendid Tree Gift Certificate placemat

Add a festive touch to the healthcare tray by adding one of our many seasonal traymats and adding a little coordinating embellishment such as an ornament with the patient’s name, or a jingle bell tied with a bow around the napkin.
Splendid Tree Gift Certificate Placemat             Tis the Season Room Service Traymat
Duni Winter Charme DesignIf opulence is the style you seek, simplicity is still essential.  Begin by selecting one or two beautiful vibrant colors, and layer, layer, layer.  Select one of our lovely Linen-Like® or Dunisilk® tablecovers in a rich color tone as the perfect backdrop,  then layer on a coordinated table accent or runner, or drape and tie an inexpensive piece of glittery tulle fabric over the top.  Add coordinating napkins to complete the look. Color on color decorating, such as in our Botanical Poinsettia tablescape below is a striking, yet easy way to make an impact and create that special moment.
Botanical Poinsettia Ensemble
Next, choose a single unique element to build off from the center of the table. A cored pineapple filled with fresh amaryllis atop fresh evergreen branches or a clear glass hurricane filled with fresh whole cranberries and a white candle are wonderful ways to bring inexpensive natural elements to the forefront and create a warm atmosphere.  These easy decorative additions to your holiday table and traytop planning will payoff in merry customers!