Setting the table for a party — any party, large or small — should be fun. It's a time where you can feel free to glam it up, to get a little fancy, to do things differently than you would if it was just a regular weeknight dinner. Here are a few of our favorite festive tabletop ideas, from swing-top bottles for sparkling water to the classiest way to serve butter, from gilded oyster shell salt cellars to a DIY polka-dot tablecloth (made with potatoes!).
From December 21 through January 3 we are rounding up our favorite (and your favorite) posts from the past year. We'll also share guest posts, special holiday features, and a sparkling Winter Glam Cocktail Party, the final installment in our 2013 Gatherings from The Kitchn. Happy Holidays!