15 Beautiful Ideas For Your Party Table

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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!).

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Welcome to The Kitchn’s Best of 2013 roundup!

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
. Happy Holidays!