1. Create the Look
Christmas entertaining is all about creating a feeling of abundance. I concentrate on volume for a stylish visual impact. This can be as simple as clustering together votive prayer candles, tapers, tea lights or hurricane lamps – everyone looks better in the glow of candlelight.
I also love groupings and clusters of elements such as a runner of mini Christmas trees, snow globes and beautiful bright baubles. Snow globes as placement for a dinner are fun and make an inexpensive going home gift.
It's nice to have that warm welcoming Christmassy scent in the home too. It doesn't necessarily need to be expensive candles (they are great too). For an inexpensive seasonal aroma simmer a saucepan of water and cloves on the stove.