This year I will be having Christmas dinner at the beach! In a marquee!! I am so excited!!! Sorry, I’ll stop with exclamation marks now. Our theme is Boho and we are having the hugest spread of picnic food you can imagine and are dressing up appropriately.
These amazing images that perfectly sum up the vibe I hope to create are sourced from spelldesigns.com
My job is the decorating so of course I have been collecting ideas and inspiration. Given that everything needs to be transported and assembled on the day I have really had to give some serious thought into Christmas dining essentials and keeping things to a bare minimum. Still the list is quite long…..
Christmas dining cannot be enjoyed without reasonable plates, cutlery, drinking glasses and napkins.
Another dining essential for displaying the delicious fare as well as being practical for our beach picnic to transport and serve the yummy food. Cheese platters and cake plates with some variation in height are perfect. A centrepiece is out of the question because the table will be filled with food. So I am intending to create something we can suspend above the table from the peak of the marquee.
Christmas is not Christmas without a special vibe and to create the magic some form of decoration is a necessity. Our Bohemian Christmas theme has me working on a long low timber table surrounded by tonnes of quilts and cushions where we can sit crosslegged to eat our meal. A table runner will serve to anchor the theme while candles and foliage will add sparkle and life to the table.
All images via Pinterest
Add some music and the laughter of loved ones to the backdrop of waves breaking on the sand and I am quite sure I will be one of the luckiest people on earth on Christmas day!
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