November 25th, 2009 |

Holiday Table by Amber Karson Event Planning

I have a great feature for you today….Amber from Amber Karson Event Planning is back to share ideas with us for creating a preppy holiday table.  Here are some images of a holiday table Amber is working on for a client……make sure to check out her tips below:

Preppy Plates (large)

“With instructions from the client to keep it festive and fun, I decided to layer textures and patterns to create a one-of-a-kind look.  Although there are so many fabulous color combinations out there this season, I decided to feature the classic red and green duo but unexpected ways.  Green satin tablecloths were layered with custom table runners made from Michael Miller’s adorable Funky Christmas fabric line, while monochromatic centerpieces sit atop red felt laser-cut mats.  Jonathan Adler’s bird salt and pepper shakers are a modern play to the classic “a partridge in a pear tree”.  Each place setting is adorned with a monogrammed plate with the dinner guest’s initials.  The plate will play double duty as a place card (to communicate seating assignments) and also a party favor.  The caterer will wash them after the entree is served, load them up with Christmas cookies and wrap them for the guests to take them home at the end of the evening.”

Amber sells the adorable Preppy Plates collection of monogrammed melamine plates, lucite serving trays (with removable inserts that you can customize for all of your future parties), and coordinating coasters.  This collection is a fabulous way to personalize a party, or give someone an extra special gift this holiday season.  Check out Amber’s website for a complete catalog and pricing.

Thanks for stopping by today, Amber!  LOVE the preppy holiday table….and the preppy plates!  I think my Christmas wish list just got a little bit bigger!  ;)

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2 comments to Holiday Table by Amber Karson Event Planning

  • Ella

    I LOVE these!!!! What a classic look. I guess you could also do all the same initials of the host or hostess to use every year at holiday partie? Is there anything you would suggest for creating a magical children’s table?

  • Hi Ella! I’m glad you like the plates! One idea I love for a magical children’s table is a play on “visions of sugarplums” — I’m always inspired by the fabulous candy out this time of year –big green and red lollipops, gumdrops, gingerbread – the possibilities are endless! I also carry wonderful Christmas plates in kiddie designs which are any easy way to dress up the kids table!