That enviable, lavish layered look is easy to achieve with glittering gold chargers and textured placemats. These gold foil finished dinner and side plates are not only fun all year round, they’re dishwasher safe! A faux pinecone, fern frond from the garden and some faux holly berries perfectly finish this personalised place setting.
Go For Gold
Traditional red and gold doesn’t have to be dowdy when you add a native twist. Fresh blue gum and eucalypt (or faux, we won’t tell!) branches replace traditional pine fronds for a uniquely Aussie summer event. Compliment the natives with matte gold cutlery and charger plates and let your tabletop do the talking.
Treats To Eat
Why stop at a house when you can bring home a gingerbread village? DIY gingerbread kits act as a quick and easy addition to this layered ginger sponge and buttercream cake, and are attached to the cake with dabs of fondant icing. Pipe white fondant through the corner of a Ziploc bag or use a gel icing pen for the finer individual details, then dust with icing sugar for a sweet and snowy finish.
It's A Wrap
Take the traditional brown paper wrapping up a notch with monochromatic prints in festive red and white. Try alternating bows in different coloured ribbons to make that teetering stack of pressies feel individual. Sleigh bells and tin baubles compliment the vintage inspired paper prints (and add just a little bling!)