We'll be hosting Christmas Day dinner at our house this year, and I'm so excited to have my family over to celebrate with us! I love decorating dessert tables to make parties and get-togethers extra special, and I thought it would be a lot of fun to design a beautiful and festive, sparkly dessert table for Christmas Day. This glamourous gold and black Holiday dessert table idea would also be beautiful for a New Year's Eve party - just switch out the chalkboard message and you're set! I'm so happy to have been able to partner with Ferrero Rocher Canada on this project. Not only do we love Ferrero Rocher (a delicious candy with a roasted hazelnut center, smooth filling, a crisp wafer, AND it's all enveloped in creamy milk chocolate and finely chopped hazelnuts) in this house, but their glamourous gold foil packaging was just perfect for my dessert table idea. Scroll to the bottom of this post to enter to win some yummy Ferrero Rocher for yourself!
For this festive dessert table, I used an old dresser-turned-sideboard that I have sitting in our front room. I've had this dresser since I first moved out of my parents' house - almost 15 years. It worked great as a dresser, but I really think it works well as a sideboard too. I thought it would make a great base for my glam Christmas dessert table with its deep ebony stain.
I used a lot of what I had on hand already (like I do for most of my DIY's!) for this project. I think the gorgeous Ferrero Rocher trees really speak for themselves and set a beautiful mood for this table.
I bought a couple rolls of wrapping paper in black, white and gold, a couple spools of gold ribbon, and I had some fun:
The backdrop is some gold dot wrapping paper that I attached to the wall with masking tape. I trimmed it with gold sequin ribbon that I also attached to the wall with masking tape. I really think this cheap & easy backdrop sets the stage for the dessert table.
I moved over the chalkboard I have in our living room to the center of the table and free-handed "Merry & Bright" on the chalkboard to match the "Merry & Bright" wrapping paper I found.
I covered the shades of my crystal lamps with wrapping paper and tape to coordinate with the table. Easy!
The simple gold glittery banner I made for Little A's Frozen party became a banner for this golden table.
I turned the barn wood container my friend made for me upside down to create a rustic stand for some homemade cupcakes and more Ferrero Rocher.
A smaller Ferrero Rocher tree stands at the back of the table elevated by an ice cream pail covered in gold sequin scrap fabric. I'm loving all of the gold and dots everywhere! It's fun and festive.
On Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, or family traditionally enjoys some "regulars" like these delicious gingerbread cookies my mom always makes. (I NEED to post this recipe - so yummy!) I put some on a gold charger, along with some butter tarts on another charger beside these.
On a vintage cake stand behind these treats sits a marble bundt cake. This is my Grandma's recipe that I posted about here, and I've added some chocolate glaze to make it extra special looking for our Christmas table!
I think that little details are what can make a space like this so special. Little wrapped Ferrero Rocher packages surround my centerpiece, and I've put little golden ornaments and pinecones around the table.
For more bling & detail, I made some glittery golden cupcake wrappers. Here's how:
- Cut the side off of a cupcake liner. Use it as a template and trace its shape onto some gold glitter scrapbook cardstock paper.
- Cut the shape out of the glitter paper; add extra ¼" onto one end for gluing.
- Use the cardstock shape to trace more shapes onto the rest of the paper (I could fit 6 wrappers onto a 12 x 12" piece of cardstock).
- Glue the ends of the wrappers together with a glue gun. Voila! Pretty, sparkly cupcake wrappers fit for any party!
I simply can't wait to share some treats and quality time with my family this Christmas as we gather together and enjoy eachother's company.
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Happy Holiday entertaining, DIY friends!
Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Ferrero Rocher Canada. As always, all opinions expressed here are my own.
We're hosting Christmas dinner...only problem is we don't know yet whether it will be for 6 or 12, so I'm erring on he big side- we may get stuck with a ton of leftovers!
im hosting Christmas dinner for my hubby's family and mine.
I have been for the last 6 or so years and love it We start the day just our family then are joined later on by the i laws and my mom and grandma. The kids get spoiled and then we eat! Later on in the evening we do a gift exchange and it's always a blast!!
Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom
This is beautiful, I really love gold and the chalkboard! The desserts look so delicious, too! I love how you made the cupcake liners. We are doing most of our festivities with family and church on Christmas Eve, so on Christmas we will relax at home and open gifts.
Just family getting together for food and fun!
Fun giveaway! We're going to be with family this Christmas day.
What a fun post - love adding a bit of glitter anywhere I can so I love your DIY! Xo, D
Thank you, Thank you! Happy New Year to you!
We're going to spend the morning at home, just the 4 of us... then dinner at my parents house
We're going to visit my parents and have a huge party.
My oldest son will come over to spend the day, so all 5 of my boys will be home. I make a big turkey dinner for the 7 of us (the boys, myself and my husband) and we watch christmas specials on TV and they will open and play with their gifts 🙂
I think we are just going over to my sisters. We were supposed to go to Calgary to another sisters, but plans have just recently changed.
Turkey dinner with the whole Family! Then hoping to serve a Ferrer tree 🙂
wake up early, open all our gifts, have a huge breakfast and then lounge around watching Christmas movies all day
Stockings and breakfast at home and off to the grandparents for presents and dinner.
Breakfast at my brothers and supper at my sisters.
open gifts, presents ,dinner and then out to see family
We are having my family over for dinner- so I'll be cooking cleaning and panicking lol
just a quiet dinner just myself and my son
Andrea Brown Seretny
Spending time with my family!!!
We will be opening presents and then spending the day enjoying treats and playing with out gifts. We will go sledding in the evening as long as the weather co-operates. We have our big turley dinner on Christmas Eve so we can relax on the big day.
OPening presents, followed by the annual extended family ice skate, and having yummy food
Karen E Hill
I have nothing planned. Single so surprise me.
My youngest daughter has been planning to have Christmas at her home (again). Something always comes apart about a week before Christmas, so I suspect that I will be at home, with my fur-baby Buffy, watching the snow fall. 🙂
I plan on staying home and spending the day with my family.
We will have family over & lots of noise
I am working for Christmas day 🙁
I am really not sure yet. We are waiting on my FIL who is undergoing treatment for cancer right now.
a nice dinner with family
spending the day and supper with family
I am doing xmas dinner this year so I will be hosting about 20 people. Wish me luck!
spending the day with our own little family and taking in a movie.
I am hosting Christmas Day dinner with Turkey, stuffing, cabbage rolls, cranberry jelly, tomato aspic, mashed potato's..the works!