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Intimate Christmas Eve Dinner Setup

Today at STYLEanthropy, let’s talk about an Intimate Christmas Eve Dinner setup. I hope you get tablescape and decoration ideas for Christmas or perhaps for another dinner (sans the Christmas touches) you’re planning in the near future. The table setting and menu planned was for 2 people (and a 4-legged baby). But you can definitely recreate this for more guests and add in more dishes to accommodate the number of people you are having over.

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Products featured: Gold weave placemats || Gold flatware || Corelle Noir dining plates (mine has gray but this one is just in black and white) || Gold chargers || Gold table napkins (via Marshalls/T.J. Maxx) topped with Pine Tree leaf and Holly, all held by this DIY table napkin ring.

intimate Christmas Eve Dinner, table setting, tablescape

The flute shown below ties well into the gold themed tablescape but it can definitely be reused for New Year, Thanksgiving and other special occasions. I got it from T.J. Maxx/Marshalls.


A rustic candle holder can be spruced up with colored candies, chocolates or fruits around it. Since this table setting was for Christmas, I used candy cane Hershey Kisses with red cherries.

intimate Christmas Eve Dinner, table setting, tablescape, holidays

Here are more photos of the tablescape and surrounding decor as well.


intimate Christmas Eve Dinner, table setting, tablescape, holidays

Of course, throughout the day, I had Christmas songs on repeat on my iPad mini with this JBL Flip 2 speaker (not shown). You need to set the mood of course! Always have a playlist of songs for your parties or at least have a radio channel or album on Spotify ready to set the mood.

intimate Christmas Eve Dinner, table setting, tablescape, holidays


Now sharing with you our Christmas/Birthday menu and a few personal photos from our Christmas and Birthday Eve Dinner. How cool is Louis (my 4-legged baby beagle mix) trying to get in the photo? Haha!


Since this is an intimate Christmas Eve dinner for 2, I only made a light olive-oil based pasta, lamb chops, mashed potatoes, roasted asparagus (sitting under the lamb chops), rice and baked ham. This was more than enough for the 2 of us and rest-assured, that ham is going to last until New Years Eve. Well, I won’t complain. We don’t have to buy another ham for NYE then. Haha!






For dessert, we had my birthday cake which was bought the last minute from… guess where! Sam’s Club! This is not their usual cakes in the bakery section and was probably a seasonal one for the Holidays. We thought we’d try it out because it looked good and it didn’t disappoint. It’s a SUPER moist chocolate cake with this chocolate mousse frosting topped with another melted chocolate frosting on top. It was around $19 which is pretty cheap for a specialty cake but double the price than Sam’s Club’s usual cakes.


This is one of the best decorated cakes for me, personally. Because my husband wrote down such a sweet message. I’m actually impressed with how he managed to squeeze that all in and how his writing is all even! But of course, the message was the best part. I thank God for blessing me with such an amazing husband and for another year of course!


While this year the Husband and I spent an intimate Christmas and my Birthday Eve celebration thousands of miles away from loved ones, we’re glad to be celebrating it together. We miss our family and friends back home, but we’re glad to have each other on this special day, and glad we can share these photos with you!


P.S. Don’t mind my husband’s smile. He doesn’t know how and this is his best! Haha. 🙂

STYLEanthropists, always remember to dine in style. Hope you enjoy this intimate Christmas Eve Dinner tablescape idea.

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