Whether you’re hosting a Christmas party, a formal dinner party or a casual barbecue this summer Rundle Mall’s unique retailers have everything you need to create a perfect table setting that will be the envy of your guests.
Rundle Mall retailers stock an amazing array of homewares and decorations and are armed with simple tips for stunning results.
When it comes to Christmas parties, branch out from the traditional red and green theme and go for a modern Australian setting for your festive shindig. Think earthy tones with a dash of gold or copper to create an ornate and decadent atmosphere. Or brighten up your table with on-trend pastels and zesty shades for a truly summer-inspired setting.
Wheel & Barrow sales assistant Holly Langridge says entertainers are opting for one or two themes this festive season.
“People are either going for a really glitzy look with mirror finishes and sparkles or a really natural look using drift wood and hessian,” she says.
“Brown paper bonbons have been very popular this year and for the kids it’s all about brightly coloured patterns – stripes, spots and gingham.”
For a formal dinner party, a minimal palette of white, black and gold gives a table setting an instant sophisticated look. A crisp white tablecloth, napkin rings and candles are a sure-fire way to create a classy setting. Plenty of fresh flowers also helps to bring the table to life and adds a splash of colour.
The Flower Depo owner Connie says Peonies, Chrysanthemums and Hydrangeas are popular in-season choices and are all available in Rundle Mall.
Meanwhile a casual backyard barbecue doesn’t have to equal paper plates and plastic cutlery. Take inspiration from the outdoors and incorporate natural products like wooden bowls and serving utensils and inexpensive decorating ideas such as native plants in vases.
And if you have extra time between all of the table decorating and cooking, add a few special touches such as handwritten place cards, menus for each setting or make personalised bonbons.
To read more about party tables, check out our latest edition of UNIQUE Magazine.
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