How to lay your Christmas table

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  • Decorating ideas for the perfect Christmas dining table

    First, make sure you have enough chairs and extend your table if needed. Lay a heatproof cloth over it to protect the surface, and wash and iron your Christmas linen.

    Table checklist:
    • Table linen – we used a plain white tablecloth, runner and napkins, with a heatproof mat under the table cloth
    • Charger plates
    • Crockery, cutlery and serving spoons for each course
    • Wine glasses, water tumblers and champagne flutes
    • Mats for hot dishes
    • Place cards – we used luggage tags – and ribbon
    • Candy canes
    • Crackers
    • Table centrepieces
    • Candles and holders

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