We’ve got a ton of great Christmas tablescapes to share this week, and this one is for a retro drinks setup. Imagine setting a table before the meal just for the cocktails or mocktails and appetizers, reminiscent of 1950s/1960s entertaining. That’s what we’ve done with this retro drinktastic tablescape!
We’ve done the first course of our holiday meal with a gorgeous but casual red and green plaid tablescape with gold accents. This is the appetizers and drinks course, so the place settings are missing and the 2 metallic gold placemats house the non-alcoholic cider bottles and the gold-rimmed glasses.
We achieved a more casual look by using a plaid tablecloth and a rustic wicker basket in the centerpiece (this is fitting for an Alaskan tablescape, isn’t it?). We showed you how to make the Serving Basket Christmas Centerpiece here.
Our viney wine holder stands behind the centerpiece with the candles all lit up (pictured at left). We shared about the LED candles here.
Once the guests arrive, the wine or cider bottles are moved out to the placemats with glasses, ready to be served (see below). Replace the wine holder with a vase of flowers or, in our case, a potted poinsettia. Feel free to add hors d’oeuvres to the table at this time as well.
For an extra special touch, you can replace the round gold placemats with round serving trays. This way your tablescape will be portable as you have someone take the drinks around to your guests.