A very MOJO Christmas
Christmas brings people together - whether it’s breakfast, brunch or Christmas lunch, it’s a special time to celebrate over good food and your favourite company – embracing the festive season with your nearest and dearest. Table styling plays a big part in creating the right kind of atmosphere during Christmas time, so your family and friends can enjoy a delicious Christmas spread with a special, cheerful touch.
MOJO have put together a list of our favourite Christmas styling and food ideas to give you inspiration for your very own table setting this Christmas.
- Natives & Greenery
- Linen Napkins
- Gold Accents
- Christmas Crackers
- Personal Place Cards
- Champagne Glasses
- Grazing Platters
Natives & Greenery
Create an Australiana look by using Australian natives such as gumnuts, eucalyptus leaves and wattle for a pop of colour, you might even be able to find these in your own backyard or neighbourhood. Scatter your natives across the centre of your dining table and add a few cherries or nuts to the mix. Space between the natives ensure room is available for bottles of wine, champagne or serving dishes.
Coloured Linen Napkins
Linen napkins are a perfect example of small, but impactful styling details that can instantly elevate your table setting and transform the overall feel of your room. Trending colours are soft pastels and different shades of green.
Nothing says Christmas celebrations like pops of gold. Add bold gold accents to your table like gold cutlery, tea light candles, gold rimmed plates and Christmas baubles for added sparkle and pizzazz.
No Christmas table is complete without fun Christmas crackers to open during your meal. Typically including a paper crown, a joke and a small toy or trinket. Crackers are a great way to mingle with your guests, have a good ole’ belly laugh at the (terrible) jokes and create lasting memories.
Personal Place Cards
Personal place cards add some extra Christmas cheer to your table and are a nice way to get creative should you wish to DIY. Add some twine and tie them around your Christmas crackers for added detail.
Coupe champagne glasses, also known as champagne saucers have made a comeback from the 1960s “Mad Men” era and we think they look divine. Whether it be flute or coupe, the more champagne glasses, the more Christmas cheer!
They’re all the rage right now and they make your Instagram feed look fabulous! All you need is a round or rectangle wooden board and an array of delicious cheese, cured meats and antipasto! The key is, it doesn’t have to be perfect! Scatter nuts, cherries, grapes and crackers all around it, which will add even more layers of deliciousness!
For many, Christmas isn’t complete without fresh local seafood. From prawn cocktails and grilled BBQ prawns to big platters of fresh prawns and oysters, Australian’s have made seafood a Christmas tradition since the 90s when Paul Hogan popularised the idea of ‘throwing a shrimp on the barbie’.
If seafood isn’t your thing, Aussie’s take part in many multicultural Christmas traditions and festive recipes, influenced from across the globe and passed down through the generations.