Need some quick inspiration for Holiday tablescapes? Television food critic, chef and author Katie Lee has got you covered! Check out Katie’s entertaining tips below.

Pick a theme, but don’t be afraid to mix and match!

Whether you’re hosting a casual dinner for friends or throwing a holiday party for a crowd, start by choosing a non-traditional color palette that isn’t holiday specific so you can use it for multiple occasions,” Katie recommends. “I love HomeGoods because they have so many styles and it’s fun to mix and match different colors and patterns to create a unique look.”

Decorate with food

As a chef, Katie thinks of the food she creates as another great way to add her personality to any table, “but whole foods can also add to your everyday décor!” She says, “it can be as simple as filling a beautiful bowl with fresh fruits, like oranges on the stem, or even vegetables – artichokes add gorgeous texture to a centerpiece. It can really bring the table to life. And bonus, you can later turn what was once décor into a delicious dish.”

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Get creative with cocktails

With so many parties during the holidays, one of the best ways to host a standout event is a signature cocktail served in a chic champagne or punch bowl. Mix and match glassware to create a playful, eclectic feel, or offer crystal glasses for a sophisticated look.

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Add a twist to an old favorite with tiered trays

“Tiered trays add dimension to the table and are an easy, glamorous way to update your look and save space,” says Katie. “They’re perfect for displaying appetizers or desserts, but I also love using them as a platform for other décor like candles and small centerpieces.”

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Dazzle guests with metallic accents

Metallics are one of the biggest trends, and are the perfect way to add some shine to any table this season. From cool silvers to warm golds, simple accents like tea candle holders or statement pieces like this chrome reindeer from HomeGoods can brighten up your whole display. Another great tip? Add edible glitter to tablescapes for an unexpected sparkle!