This was my first year to have Christmas supper at my home
with my parents, sister, brother-in-law and nephews.
I was thrilled to be able to host our family meal.
We got to celebrate early since some of my family would be leaving
for Canada to be with my grandparents over the holidays.
I decided to decorate with red, silver and white
and I do apologize for the poor lighting in my photos.
I made pretty snowflake folded napkins
and the tutorial for how to make your own will be at the end of the post.
I placed framed snowflakes near the plates for everyone to take home.
The place settings are made out of card stock.
I found this idea in the Christmas Crafting In No Time book
that I won in a giveaway from Janice.
The cute birds are perched on top of a pine cone
so instead of a Partridge in a pear tree it's a Partridge on a pine cone :)
It is a tradition in our family to have crackers so we enjoy them every year.
For the centerpiece,
I used glittery balls in votives with glass beads around the top rim.
Click HERE for the tutorial.
Now for the snowflake napkin tutorial...
You will need a well-starched cloth napkin.
Fold the corners of the napkin into the center and press flat.
Repeat the same process a second time.
And it should look like this once all the corners are folded in.
Holding the center points together,
carefully turn the napkin over.
Now fold the four corners into the center again, but do not press.
Holding the center firmly,
partly pull out the previous folds from under each corner
and gently pull them upwards.
Your finished napkin should look like this. . .
Also, I participated in a mug swap hosted by Heather from Heatherly Loves.
This was my first time participating in something like this and it was great fun:)
Jillian from Keep Calm And Wear Pearls
sent me this cute snowman mug with hot cocoa.
A big thanks to Jillian for sending me this delightful mug
and to Heather for hosting the mug swap.
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