How to Set a Traditional Christmas Table

Author Your Holiday Inspiration Guru | November 19, 2019

There’s something undeniably cozy about keeping the holidays simple and sweet. By keeping your decor humble and your flavors homey, you can create an occasion that honors what the holidays are truly about: spending quality time with those you love. United Supermarkets has everything you need to host an event full of Southern comfort with rustic floral designs, homemade baked goods, and an al-le-carte holiday menu made to replace or supplement your time in the kitchen. Follow this guide to set your holiday table for a fun and traditional Christmas your guests will never forget. 


Choose Cozy Colors and Patterns

A traditional Christmas is Christmas in its truest form. Lean into vibrant shades of red and green as well as plaid patterns for a look that’s both traditional and unassuming. Place brightly-colored plates atop white chargers and tie your silverware and napkins together with a piece of twine. Finish off your place setting with plenty of candles to complete the atmosphere of an otherwise perfect room.

Holiday Pro-Tip: Make Christmas fun for everyone by swapping your traditional tablecloth for a sheet of butcher paper and crayons. As an added bonus, it will also keep the littles’ hands busy through dessert. Click here to download our FREE coloring sheet and place one at each child’s seat— you can thank us later!


Layer On a Little Greenery

A bouquet of bright, red roses with an evergreen table runner will continue your theme with colors and textures. Make your bouquet go further by centering it on the table and hiding the vase with long sprigs of evergreen. Accent with brightly-colored winter berries and you’re done! 

Holiday Pro-Tip: Elevate the look of your arrangement by adding white lilies to the mix. Ask your floral designer to put together a custom bouquet that’s right for you. 



Make United Supermarkets Your Holiday Headquarters

Before you roll up your sleeves to start cooking, there’s shopping to do! Shop your holiday feast from our gourmet selection of premium ingredients and ready-made holiday meals. Pick out your holiday ham from our meat market to get expert tips on how to cook and season it to perfection. Don’t feel like cooking this year? Purchase our ready-made prime rib dinner with gourmet sides like mashed potatoes with gravy, praline sweet potatoes, cranberry relish, homestyle cornbread dressing, and green beans. You also have the option to just order the sides, if you feel like making the main event yourself. Whether you opt for home cooking or expert preparation, one thing’s for sure: United Supermarkets makes the holidays absolutely delicious. 



Shop the Holidays

Let’s make some Christmas magic.  Shop online for your staples, reserve your holiday dinner, or plan your trip to a United Supermarkets near you.