Three Christmas styling tips for your festive events

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These simple styling tips will bring some festive flair into your events.


It’s that time of year again, the corporate Christmas party is just a week or two away. You’ve locked in the venue, organised the catering, but there’s one thing that might have slipped your mind – styling!

If event styling isn’t your forte, fear not, there’s so many easy styling tricks to help bring the festive spirit into your event.

Here are three Christmas styling tips to help add a hint of festive style to your end of year corporate events:

1. Go green

Christmas styling is no longer limited to the traditional green and red. For a sophisticated festive look, focus on different shades of greenery, using a mix of textured plants and foliage.

Christmas greenery can be as elaborate as a hanging feature piece or a simple as a few leaves tied to a place setting or napkin holder.

For sit-down Christmas functions, greenery is a great way to style a table setting and will create a fun, festive vibe for a dinner or lunch. Try adding a foliage centrepiece for long tables and finish the look with fresh fruit for a pop of colour.

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3. Give your food some festive flair

If you’re stuck for ways to style a Christmas cocktail function, let the food and drinks do the talking.

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Work with your catering team or the venue’s head chef to create some Christmas-style platters, either by incorporate bright green and red ingredients, or by styling it in a festive way.

Try arranging canapes into a Christmas tree shape (use a piece of starfruit for the star on top!) or into a wreath.

Why not serve a festive cocktail to guests on arrival?

Ingredients like cranberry and orange will give drinks a Christmas flavour, while garnishes such as mint and cinnamon will complete the look.

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3. Keep it simple

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Styling your Christmas event doesn’t need to be difficult or time-consuming; just a few simple touches will help create a fun environment.

For a simple table decoration, use a sprig of rosemary to create a mini wreath, tied together with a piece of kitchen string.

It’s one of our favourite Christmas styling tips to add a small but effective touch to an otherwise plain table setting.

If you’re providing gifts for your corporate teams, save on wrapping costs by using plain brown paper instead.

Spruce it up with a piece of twine and some green leaves and you’ve got yourself a simple, subtle Christmas present.

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If all else fails – call in an expert!

If you’d prefer to leave the styling to the experts, or have a large-scale Christmas activation in mind, there’s plenty of great suppliers out there that can help.

Search through the decorations, theming and props suppliers on A LIST Guide to help bring your Christmas event to life.

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