Simple Christmas Eve Table

If you're still working out what to do for your holiday table, I have a simple and affordable option for you that even has a built-in gift!

Life has been kind of hectic lately, which has me craving simple things at home- especially when it comes to decor. The simplicity of both the aesthetics and the effort involved made this the easiest table. Plus, when your meal is over, you can send each guest home with a plant that will last beyond the holiday season!

To create a similar table for yourself you'll need:

  • Loose pine branches (if you don't already have some, you can find branches for sale at home & garden stores, or even the grocery store)
  • Small plants
  • Assortment of old bottles (or any bottles you happen to have at home)
  • Skinny candles (available at most craft stores)

Start by transferring your plants from their plastic pot to a small jar. I used small mason jars which you can find in the canning section, if you don't already have some.

Next, create a base layer of pine branches, arranging them so they fan out on both ends of your table.

Now add the plants, placing them on top of the branches (or making room for them between the branches). Place the plants close enough together to create the runner effect.

Place the candles in the small bottles, and layer them in, varying the height of the bottles.

Clip a sprig of pine for each place setting and place on top of the the napkin.


Our Christmas Eve tradition is a simple pot of soup and some good bread- an easy meal that can be made ahead of time and enjoyed after the Christmas Eve service. Just set the table ahead of time, then dish out bowls of soup, pass around the bread and pour a festive drink.

Merry Christmas everyone! I hope you have a wonderful week!