Holiday (Including Edible) Centerpieces!

December 22, 2020

Once you’ve set the menu for your upcoming holiday meal, Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanza or New Year’s, you’ll want to think about dressing up the table with a festive centerpiece. We found a terrific array of choices – using food, flowers, pinecones and ornaments to set your table with holiday flair.

Beautiful Edible Centerpieces

Photo: Katherine Flynn

Cooking Light created a bountiful centerpiece layering greenery (from Whole Foods), winter fruit (pomegranates, mini apples, oranges, cranberries and persimmons), nuts (hazelnuts, chestnuts) and cinnamon sticks, and you can, too! Check out the other, simple, beautiful, ideas using food, herbs and fruit to grace your dinner table this week.

This edible Christmas tree centerpiece from uses toothpicks to secure the bits of blanched veggies – broccoli and broccoflower and petite carrots plus grape tomatoes, Calamata olives, and Giardiniera (mixed pickled vegetables). Once everyone’s seated you can serve your favorite dip for this appetizer and let everyone dismantle and consume your work of art!

For 16 creative holiday centerpieces made from food, check out these cheese, bread, fruit and candy options, also from

While guests could pop these sugared cranberries in their mouths for an edible centerpiece from Midwest Living, you’ll likely want to slap their hands and keep the pine twigs and sour-ish fruit intact surrounding square red, green and white votive candles. Or use fake snow instead of sugar – then no one will touch your holiday handiwork!

Floral, Paper and Greenery Centerpieces 

Also from Midwest Living, an elegant winter centerpiece of white chrysanthemums and branches of white pine – four or five – surround this birch candle takes minutes to assemble. Try white spider chrysanthemums, white football mums and white garden mums for a variety of blossoms.

If your family celebrates Hanukkah and Christmas, a menorah surrounded by glittery Christmas ornaments represents the two faiths, for a striking combination arrangement. Midwest Living has 48 more easy ideas for creating the perfect centerpiece for your celebratory holiday meal.

Sugar and Charm put together a centerpiece in minutes for her holiday table with cedar sprigs punctuating a vase of white flowers – ranunculus by the look of them, but you can find Camillas and carnations this time of year, too. Blogger Eden also places a sprig of cedar and a jingle bell on her family’s plates when serving fresh iced gingerbread cookies as part of an annual Christmas brunch tradition.

You’ll find plenty of inspiration at Live DIY Ideas, including our favorite, a trio of decorated brown paper gift bags, stuffed with twigs, and pine sprigs and “ornaments” of white stars, hung with brown twine. The effect is somehow rustic and elegant at the same time!

Festive Holiday Celebrations at Southshore

We sincerely hope you find joy in your holiday celebrations, this season in the master-planned community of Southshore. If you don’t live here yet, isn’t it time to explore the options in brand new homes from Taylor Morrison, Century Communities, Richmond American Homes or Toll Brothers? Life at the Lake looks like this – stunning ranch and two-story designs – priced between the $400s and the $700s.