Christmas Table Decoration Ideas and Dinner Prep
December 10, 2019

It’s time to get kitted up for another round of festive feasting!

It’s far easier to celebrate in style and make your Christmas dinner memorable if you’re fully prepared with all the proper equipment well in advance.  Here at Robert Dyas we’ve got a host of Christmas table decoration ideas to help you create elegant, eye-catching table settings by building up the key components with themed tableware, gorgeous glasses and decorative finishing flourishes. 

We’ve also got some handy Christmas dinner prep advice to help you get everything you need to make that meal unforgettable. 

Table Settings with Sparkle

When it comes to Christmas table decoration ideas, it’s always a good idea to get the essentials sorted from the get-go. This means something to eat on and something to eat with, but just because their purpose is simple doesn’t mean that their designs need to be. 

This gold charger plate is perfect for desserts or signature dishes that you want to stand out to give something special to the biggest meal of the year. It really sets off classic white tableware like this beautiful gold-rimmed dinner set.

Then to complete the collection, add the Amefa 16pc Champagne Gold Trend Cutlery Set . With a fashionable warm glow, this set brings style for any occasion - December and far beyond, with a 30-year guarantee. 


Once the table is set, it’s crucial to add the festive finishing flourishes to really steal the show. 

Showing off your delicious food creations is easier than ever on the Gold Tree Display Plate. This novelty tree can be the perfect centrepiece for your table to display dinner or table decorations. Finish off your plates off with some red berries and foliage, and you’ll have a table full of traditional reds, golds and greens.

Of course you can never guarantee your guests won’t make a mess at the table, which is why the Glitter Table Runner in gold provides stylish protection from spills and stains – keeping the table both clean and beautiful. 

Finally, keep the family entertained with this fun ‘pass the parcel’ game to break the ice, get the dinner conversation rolling and discover the treats hidden inside. There may even be some hidden forfeits too. 

Gorgeous Glassware

Before you tuck in to your delicious feast, as the custom goes you’ll want to raise a glass and make a toast to family and friends. And let’s not forget how beautiful wine glasses and champagne flutes are when they catch the light - the sparkle they bring is a must when it comes to Christmas table decoration ideas, so make sure you lay them all out before the feast. 

First things first: the champagne flute. Tall and elegant, it not only looks the part but also helps keep our fizz sparkling. For those celebrating on the bubbly or Buck’s fizz throughout December and beyond, the Royal Boch Champagne Glass - Set of 2 are made of enduring crystal glass, ensuring they last cheers after cheers and wash after wash.

For those on the red, the Royal Boch Red Wine Glass - Set of 2 are specially designed with depth and width to let the wine breathe and you enjoy, whilst the Royal Boch Highball Glass - Set of 2 provides versatility for cocktails, mixers and soft drinks.

If you consider yourself to be a drinks connoisseur and a modern day mixologist, then you’ll want to go the extra mile with the RCR Fusion Margarita Glasses and Bowls Set and the RCR Fusion Martini Glasses and Bowls Set. These diverse sets deliver the perfect glasses for whatever festive brews you might concoct, because if you’ve gone to the effort of making a fantastic drink, why not try it from something stylish?

Christmas is a time for indulgence after all, so cater for the whisky lovers too by putting a classy decanter down with some stylish cut glasses. All ready for a little post-dinner tipple - and it adds a little extra sparkle to the table too. This Bar Craft Whisky Decanter and Tumbler Set is ideal. 

Christmas Dinner Prep

There can be a lot of pressure on a host to serve food as if you’re running a Michelin star restaurant. Thankfully, it has never been easier to pass off the expert cook look. 

The Prestige Non-Stick Roasting Tin with Rack will see you roasting your turkey with little mess and no hassle. Knowing you don’t need to do any heavy-handed scrubbing is the perfect feeling for your Boxing Day kitchen clean.

To carve your turkey like an expert, choose the KitchenCraft 2-Piece Traditional Deluxe Carving Set. As for your vegetables, we all know Christmas meals can last a long time – the young members of the family will remind us of that – but with the Daewoo Mains Powered Large Buffet Server Food Warmer there’ll be no worry that your sprouts will go cold. 

Then don’t forget to get your plates nice and toasty in the Tower Double Insulated Electric Plate Warmer - 10 Piece. With cool-touch sleeves and a fast-heating interior you’ll see all compliments heading to the chef in no time. 

To top it all off

After the turkey and the pudding and the wine it will be time to nibble on the cheeses like choir mice. This Wooden Cheese Board and Knife Set certainly makes a stylish way to serve. 

For those needing a caffeine kick or three to last them through the hours of Christmas afternoon TV, the De'Longhi Dolce Gusto Infinissima Coffee Machine will see you sorted with 30 brilliantly made varieties of coffee at your disposal. 

Finally have a sit down with all the family and enjoy or argue your way through a variety of after dinner games