This holiday season ditch the traditional flower centerpiece for chocolate. It makes a delicious statement about your table and becomes a conversation piece. Your family and friends will remember your beautiful holiday table for decades to come. Here’s how you can chocolate-up your holiday table
Start by selecting a beautiful festive table cloth in rich shades to compliment the chocolate. Red, burgundy, and neutral shades will make the chocolate pop among a palette of holiday complimentary colors. Sprinkle a few decorative snowflakes, Christmas ornaments or other seasonal sparkles in the center of the table like a runner to set the mood for the holidays.
Look for figures of chocolate when you are shopping for your holiday food – Santa, reindeer or snowman chocolate figures are in most stores during the holiday season. Keep in mind what the theme of your table is when looking for your chocolate. Place your chocolate accents in front or on your place settings for each person. Use a large chocolate Santa, Christmas tree, snowman or whatever goes well with the theme of your table for your focal point. If you cannot find a large chocolate centerpiece, you can always use a vase, bowl or platter and fill it with chocolate goodies. In the center of your chosen goodies is a chocolate figure like each of your guests has at their place setting. The best part is that everyone can eat the chocolate centerpiece after dinner, and you can send each family home with one of their own.
The chocolate centerpiece idea can be tailored for different holidays. For example, you can find the appropriate table cloth and runner that is Easter themed, then place chocolate bunnies and eggs along the path. A large chocolate bunny in the middle of the table is something for your guests to feast their eyes on and feast upon.
Whatever the holiday, your guests will love a welcoming table enhanced with chocolate goodness, and don’t be surprised if the chocolate is missing before the main course is served.
Happy Holidays from Debbie Bertrand at Lucas Candies