Throw a Party! 30 Tips & Ideas for a Beautiful Table

Throw a Party! 30 Tips & Ideas for a Beautiful Table

Faith Durand
Dec 31, 2010

November is always about entertaining, here at The Kitchn, as we embark on a two-month spree of holiday cooking. We already looked back at our dinner party tips from the past year, but here's a roundup of the peripherals: Table settings, flowers, and all the pretty things that go along with cooking a fine holiday feast.

• 1 Surprise Eggs for Spring Festivities and Brunch Parties
• 2 Happy Thanksgiving! Our Readers' Thanksgiving Tables
• 3 Dine by Candlelight: 12 Candle Holders for a Cozy Table
• 4 For the Cook's Thanksgiving Table: Flowering Kale
• 5 Too Pretty To Eat? Crudité Edible Centerpiece

• 6 Feathers on the Table: Yay or Nay?
• 7 Basic White: 5 Classy and Affordable Serving Platters
• 8 Table Decorations from the Great Outdoors
• 9 7 Easy Ways to Decorate the Table with Burlap
• 10 Easy Entertaining: Mismatched China
• 11 Entertaining Tip: Paint Mini Pumpkins Gold!
• 12 Bird's Nest Table Setting from Denise Vivaldo
• 13 Get Crackin': 7 Ways to Decorate with Nuts
• 14 A Christmas Table For Two
• 15 Simply Elegant: Napkin Rings Made of Paper and Ribbon

• 16 Refectory Tables for Entertaining
• 17 A Charming Halloween Party with Healthy Treats
• 18 Celebrate! Five Sets of Colorful Fiesta Flags & Banners
• 19 No Good At Piping Letters? Make a Birthday Sign Instead
• 20 Backyard Dinner Parties: Pretty Things to Hang from Trees
• 21 Easy Entertaining: Best Folding Chairs for Parties
• 22 Special Days: A Birthday Stack of Pancakes
• 23 How To Make Ice Bowls
• 24 Fresh and Unique Dishware for Serving Dessert
• 25 Party Tip: Use Rubber Bands to Mark Your Beer Bottles
• 26 Make These! Fun and Easy Drink Umbrellas
• 27 Kitchen Gallery: Made for Entertaining
• 28 Breakfast Details: How To Make Molded Butter Pats
• 29 Feeding a Crowd? Trays for Eating on Your Lap
• 30 Countertop Buffet Dinner Parties

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Welcome to The Kitchn's end-of-year roundup! We are rounding up some of our favorite (and your favorite) posts from the last year, including lots of recipes. We are also shaking out our reader mailbag, and giving you a few more great guest posts from our friends.

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