Bring a Piece of Nature to Your Holiday Table with This Enchanted Woodland Arrangement

Bring a Piece of Nature to Your Holiday Table with This Enchanted Woodland Arrangement
Johnny Miller

With Thanksgiving officially behind us and the holiday season on the horizon, the time is ripe to start brainstorming themes for your imminent dinner parties. Need some inspiration? Think outside the box—and we mean literally outside. Filled with foliage, overgrown greenery, and sweet forest friends, this exuberant tableau is as lively and lush as any fairy-tale fantasy. Just follow these four steps, and shop our décor picks below.

1. Create a World
For a look that's wild and wooded, use live moss as a runner, or plant some in a grouping of clay pots. Cluster maidenhair ferns, and make a mini still life under a glass cloche to display pomegranates and wooden mushrooms (the more faux, the better!). Layered tree-trunk slabs are a rustically romantic way to boost your table's profile. And why not let a little woodland creature or two make this place their natural habitat?

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2. Dish up the Delights
Charm guests with scrumptious fare, like shiny caramel apples, mulled wine with cinnamon stick stirrers (clear glass mugs play up the earthy color), and cupcakes garnished with chocolate leaves. Sprinkle acorn chocolates on the table as if they've just dropped onto the forest floor.

3. Give Gifts to Go
Emerging from the thickets, iced shortbread bunnies, deer, and leaves carry sweet memories of a midwinter night's dream. Cinch up a few in individual bags with twine to make them road-ready.

4. Think High-Contrast Chic
A sophisticated black-and-white setup allows the delicacies you bring to the table to really pop.

shop it Woodland Décor

  • Acorn+Chocolates

    Acorn Chocolates

    Terrain | $6/set of 3
  • Long+Natural+Cinnamon+Sticks

    Long Natural Cinnamon Sticks

    Factory Direct Craft | $15/lb
  • Cantina+Glass+Mug

    Cantina Glass Mug

    CB2 | $4
  • Baird+Appetizer+Plate

    Baird Appetizer Plate

    Crate & Barrel | $7
  • Moss+Assortment

    Moss Assortment

    Terrarium | $22
  • Wood+Slice+Cake+Stand

    Wood Slice Cake Stand

    Sur La Table | $42
  • Glass+Cloches+on+Wood+Bases

    Glass Cloches on Wood Bases

    Jamali | $23-$35
  • Wooden+Gift+Tags

    Wooden Gift Tags

    Hercy Bercy | $8/set of 10
  • Hand+Hewn+Pitcher

    Hand Hewn Pitcher

    Farmhouse Pottery | $325-$395
  • Winter+in+the+Forest+Gift+Set

    Winter in the Forest Gift Set

    Eleni's Cookies | $40/set of 14
  • Wee+Cones

    Wee Cones

    Greentree Home | $24/set of 4
  • Moss+Table+Runner

    Moss Table Runner

    ACME | $34
  • Wood+Block

    Wood Block

    Jamali | $8
  • Custom+Cupcakes

    Custom Cupcakes

    Georgetown Cupcakes | $35/dozen
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