Festive Host with me

The countdown begins, the decorations are up and the festive cheer is fully on. Putting up the decorations is honestly one of my favourite things to do, from deciding where everything is going to go, to putting the tree up. I don’t think there is anything much better than this time. Another thing I love doing is hosting, so I thought why not combine the two?

I am very excited to share this with you, and hopefully it might give you some inspiration.

Here is my

Festive Host with me!

A festive host set up on a table including; four plates filled with crisps or chocolate coins/snowmen, then decorated with gingerbread salt and pepper shakers, a centre piece with a candle, a mini lit up gold tree, ice skating scenes cup place mats, a white tree shaped plate with tree paintings on it. Decorated with pine cones, holly and acorns around the table.


Firstly, an important part of hosting is the decoration. I think some great décor on the table can really bring everything together. So let’s get into what kind of décor.

Table Cover

I have this cute Christmas tree table cover (can’t remember where from) which I decided to put on. I then put a sparkly golden table liner in the middle to bring everything together. I think gold is such an elegant and beautiful colour for the Festive season. However, it depends on whether you want a theme or what colours you prefer. This was from Wilkinson and was around £5.

A centre piece for a festive table, with a red candle and fake leaves, pine corns and red flowers. In the background blurry other pieces of decorations such as holly, acorns and plates of food.

Centre Piece

Of course you can’t go wrong with a centre piece for your table. I chose a red candle with a pine cone stand. It just brings the table together back to the middle point, and I think it is beautiful. I am not sure where this is from or how much because we have had it for years. But there are definitely similar ones around that they sell every year.

Table Decor 

Firstly I decided to use my light up golden tree to place next to my centre piece. I think it is gorgeous and just brings some lovely light to the middle of the table. This was from Wilkinson and was around £3 I believe. They did have different sizes so if you wanted to grab a few go for it!

I also picked up these cute gingerbread salt and pepper pots, which I think are great for hosting at Christmas. They just add a little extra touch and I just think they are adorable. They are definitely going to be overused this Christmas and for many to come.

I also picked up some decorations for the table. Firstly, some holly and I just got creative and scattered them around the table by joining two together. I also picked up a packet which had pine cones, these red sparkly berries, fake christmas branches, and nuts (I think) and I just emptied the contents and again scattered them around the table.

I also used my gorgeous tree plate (from TK Maxx) which was hand painted to place some of the contents onto. They also are scented which is great because they just add a lovely subtle smell.

I also picked up these cute red mushrooms for decor and reused my old glass jars to just place them in for an added touch to the table. I love thinking of ways to reuse products or just make the most out of everything that I buy.

Of course I have to mention the cutest cup mats (is that what they are called haha?). They have some cute trees and a girl ice skating, I just love them!

Lastly, I picked up a few fake mini candles. They give off the effect of real candles by flickering and they are super cheap and can be reused. They also look great on the table and of course I don’t have to worry about them setting anything on fire! It’s a win win in my book.


For today’s host with me I decided on a snack table so you can see in the pictures that I have just added crisps and chocolates. These are great for guests to just pick up on if they are feeling a bit peckish. Of course I would also add in hot party foods such as; mini sausage rolls, vegetarian quiches, cheese bites, mini pizza’s, mini burgers, mini tacos etc. All the typical party food that would be perfect for guests.

Are you hosting any Christmas events? Or are you doing Christmas?

I hope you enjoyed today’s post, I had so much fun creating this table and enjoying it. Plus any excuse to host and I will take it!

Also thank you all so much for the love and support recently, I have been feeling a bit down and just reading comments or interacting with you all just makes me so happy. Thank you again!

Gemma xx

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Author: gemmaajaynee

24 year old just wanting to write with her spare time.

16 thoughts

  1. This looks so pretty and festive! I love those gingerbread pots for salt and pepper! It definitely looks like you’re an amazing host. And sorry you’ve been feeling down, but I’m glad the comments help! Hopefully you’ll feel better soon!

  2. The best part of hosting is gathering food and decor. I like that you embraced the Christmas vibe by implementing pine cones, berries and fake branches😍 what a pretty way to bring a natural atmosphere to the table! I agree with you on the gold accents, it adds a touch of elegance to holiday parties🎄👏🏾

    Natonya | https://justnatonya.wordpress.com

    1. I agree! Thank you so much that means a lot 😄 I agree I just love the natural elements of Christmas. Plus people can add their own touches and host however they wish xxx

  3. I hope you’re feeling better now honey and had a lovely Christmas! considering I’ve just moved out from the family home I am so new to the hosting malarkey and need as much advise as I can get and you seem to host the most epic parties with the prettiest tables! Love this post! Xx

    1. Thank you sweet! I definitely am feeling better😘 it’s something to just have fun with and learn about everytime you host 😊 thank you so much, that means a lot to me xxx

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