Santas Reindeer Christmas Table Decorations

Is there anything more Christmas-y than Santas reindeer? These festive deer make the perfect addition to your holiday table decorations. With a little bit of creativity, you can create a charming centerpiece that will brighten up your home during the winter season. Read on for some tips on how to get started!

table setting view

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Today I’m linking up with a few of my fabulous blogger friends for a Best Bloggers Home Tour including my friend Libbie Burling with A Life Unfolding who is sharing a Cozy Cottage Christmas Mantel and Cynthia Villegas with Vintage and Grace Living who is sharing a Magical Gingerbread Christmas Mantel. Be sure to catch the rest of the inspiration at the bottom of this post!

Setting the Christmas Table

Putting together the perfect Christmas table doesn’t have to be hard. Below are some easy tips on how I incorporated whimsical Santas reindeer into my classic Christmas Table Decor.

Table Runner

Let’s start at the beginning with a great Christmas table runner, shall we? This holiday season, bring festive cheer to your family’s table with a table runner that compliments the rest of your Christmas table decorations.

Santa’s Reindeer Christmas Table Decorations

I like to go with something solid or with a fun pattern to create a base for the rest of the table setting. This year it was my “go-to” black and white buffalo check pattern that carries my Christmas table from the holidays into the new year!

Table Setting

The holidays are a time for family, friends, and loved ones. What better way to show your holiday spirit than by setting a beautiful table with a Christmas Table Setting?

This year’s whimsical table setting includes a charger, plates, my mother-in-law’s mother’s silver, pretty napkins with bling, and crystal stemware.

christmas table setting

The base is a neutral grass woven charger which serves to essentially ground the rest of the place setting.

Next are these fun Santas Reindeer dinner plates and matching mugs for hot cocoa, tea, or cider.

overhead comet reindeer table setting

To bring in some more of the classic side, I’ve added my Waterford crystal stemware to the mix to go along with these adorable Santas reindeer mugs.

comet mug

These Christmas Tree Ornaments from King of Christmas are the perfect addition to your holiday table and add a touch of additional color pops.

ornaments on the Christmas table


Looking for something special to help make your holiday table sparkle? Check out these Christmas table napkins! Solid red napkins are perfect for dressing up your table for Christmas dinner or any other holiday gathering. (You can also use these for Valentine’s table decorations)

I simply added these fun rhinestone napkin rings and draped them over the top of the santas reindeer plates. The napkins are cloth so they’re easy to care for and can be reused again and again.

up close rhinestone napkin ring

So don’t settle for ordinary paper napkins this holiday season. Make your table shine with Christmas table napkins!

dancer reindeer plate

DIY Table Centerpiece

This beautiful Christmas Table centerpiece is the perfect way to add a festive touch to your table this holiday season. It features a DIY Buffalo Check base with a simple glass cloche on top.

santas reindeer table centerpiece

To make this centerpiece, I covered a Dollar Tree pizza pan with scrap fabric. Next, I placed a fun frosted sea glass bead garland with felt reindeer on the base. I added Dollar Tree fairy lights to the centerpiece and topped it with the glass lid I found at an antique mall! It was a perfect fit!

up close reindeer centerpiece

The perfect addition to your holiday decor, this centerpiece will bring joy to your home for years to come.

reindeer centerpiece

Where to Shop for Santas Reindeer Decorations

Santas Reindeer Names

As the Christmas holiday approaches, children all over the world start making lists for Santa. Every year Santa Claus has a few special helpers.

According to legend, Santa’s original team of reindeer were named after the nine traditional Christmas carols: Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, and Blitzen.

However, in recent years, Santa has added a new member to his team: Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. With his shiny nose leading the way, Rudolph has become one of Santa’s most trusted helpers – and a holiday icon in his own right.

So whether you’re hoping for a visit from Santa’s original team or hoping to see Rudolph up close and personal, keep your eyes peeled on Christmas Eve – you never know when one of these special creatures might stop by your house.

Christmas Table Decorating Tips

Putting together the perfect Christmas table doesn’t have to be hard. With a few simple tips, you can create a tablescape that is festive and chic. Here are my top tips for setting the Christmas table:

  1. Start with a beautiful centerpiece. A well-placed centerpiece can really set the tone for your whole table. Choose something festive and eye-catching.
  2. Use candles to add ambiance. Candles always make a table look special, and they smell wonderful too!
  3. Use seasonal colors and textures. Think about using red and green, or shimmering golds and silvers. And don’t be afraid of texture! Ruffles, lace, and even pine cones can add interest to your table setting.
  4. Make sure everyone has a place to sit down! Nothing ruins a dinner party faster than an empty chair at the table!
  5. Don’t forget the place settings! Make sure each guest has a napkin, plate, silverware, and glass of water or wine (depending on their drink of choice). Merry Christmas!

For even more Santas reindeer fun, try this Easy Magic Reindeer Food Recipe + Reindeer Food Printables with the kids!

reindeer food close up on board

More Holiday Home Tour Inspiration

Join me in welcoming my blogger friends for all of the Christmas inspiration you can possibly get here below on our Bloggers’ Best Holiday Home Tour of 2022! Thank you to Kelly Radcliff with The Tattered Pew for pulling this all together!

Bloggers' Best Holiday Home Tour

Bloggers’ Best Holiday Home Tours

This week I am joining some of my blogging friends for the Bloggers’ Best Holiday Home Tours 2022. Thirty-five talented and creative women will be opening their homes up for you to tour all week long. You can visit each Christmas home tour by clicking the links below.

Monday’s Tours


The Tattered Pew // Cottage On Bunker Hill // StoneGable // My Wee Abode

Open Doors Open Hearts // Cottage In The Mitten // My Thrift Store Addiction

Tuesday’s Tours


Midwest Life & Style // She Gave It a Go // Sand Dollar Lane // Bricks n’ Blooms

Pasha Is Home // Robyn’s French Nest // The Ponds Farmhouse

Wednesday’s Tours


Shiplap and Shells // White Arrows Home // This Is Simplicite // White Lilac Farmhouse

Peacock Ridge Farm // Cloches and Lavender // Simply2Moms

Thursday’s Tours


County Road 407 // Country Peony // Eleanor Rose Home // Le Cultivateur

Thistle Key Lane // My Family Thyme // Follow The Yellow Brick Home

Friday’s Tours


Southern Crush At Home // A Life Unfolding // Southern Home and Hospitality // WM Design House

Dabbling and Decorating // Lora Bloomquist // Vintage and Grace Living


  1. Oh, I loved the reindeer-themed tablescape. Everything is so festive and fun. Great doing these tours together.

    1. southerncrush says:

      Thank you so much Rachel! I appreciate you—thanks for stopping by!

  2. So fun! I love your tablescape. So fun hopping with you this week. Happy Holidays!

    1. southerncrush says:

      Awe thank you! Happy Holidays to you as well!

  3. Melanie thank you so much for joining the tour! I loved your beautiful table and decorations. All of the colors you use make me so happy. Merry Christmas my friend!

    1. southerncrush says:

      Awe, Thank you so much! You’re amazing! Thank you for putting this tour together ~ you’re super talented—Merry Christmas!

    1. southerncrush says:

      Thank you so much my sweet friends! Merry Christmas!

  4. Cute tablescape, Melanie. I love the reindeer plates.

    1. southerncrush says:

      Thank you so much! I’ve had them for years and they remain a holiday favorite! Merry Christmas!

  5. Everything looks so good, Mel! Love your reindeer theme! Merry Christmas!!

    1. southerncrush says:

      AWe thank you! Merry Christmas my friend!

  6. Melanie, your tips are fantastic. And I love that buffalo plaid. Happy holidays, my friend!

    1. southerncrush says:

      Yes buffalo plaid is my favorite color! LOL! Thank you so much and Merry Christmas!

  7. Well, how cute is this? I love a pretty styled table, and this is so perfect for the holidays! The reindeer plates add such a fun and whimsical touch. I saved this to my tablescape board so I can use it for inspiration next Christmas. Happy to be touring with you this week!

    1. southerncrush says:

      Thank you so much! Merry Christmas~

  8. Melanie what a beautiful tour! I love how you set your table it is perfect right down to every detail. Have a wonderful holiday! xoxo

    1. southerncrush says:

      Thank you so much my friend! Happy Holidays!

  9. What a fun table setting! Love the reindeer with the buffalo check. It’s dressy, yet whimsical. So fun to be on the tour with you today, Melanie!

    1. southerncrush says:

      You’re so sweet! Yes, fun to hop with you! Merry Christmas!

    1. southerncrush says:

      Thank you! Miss you my friend! Merry Christmas!

  10. Your table is pretty and I love the cloche. And your dishes are pretty too.

    Great touring with you

    1. southerncrush says:

      Thank you so much and Merry Christmas!

  11. Melanie, your table is so festive and inviting. I love the darling centerpiece. What a clever idea to use a pizza pan. You are so creative. Have a very Merry Christmas.

    1. southerncrush says:

      Awe thank you so much! Merry Christmas!

  12. Super cute tablescape! So festive and full of cheer! At one time I had the napkins that match your set and everyone wanted to pick out their favorite reindeer. So fun!

    1. southerncrush says:

      Thank you for stopping by my friend! Merry Christmas!

  13. What a fun table Melanie!! And I love the mix of whimsical and cute pattern with the elegant glasses and napkin rings. I may have to put those bling napkin rings on my Christmas list! Merry Christmas my friend!!

    1. southerncrush says:

      Do it! They’re so much fun! Merry Christmas!

  14. Libbie Burling says:


    I adore your tablesetting! It adds the perfect touch of whimsy to the holidays! Happy Weekend my friend. 🙂

    1. southerncrush says:

      Awe thank you so much! Merry Christmas!

  15. Well now I’m dying to see Prancer! Your entire table is so adorable and I love the added ornaments. But those dishes are the cutest ever! I know your celebration will be wonderful at that table. So glad to have hopped with you last week. Merry Christmas!

    1. southerncrush says:

      Thank you so much! Aren’t those dishes fun? It was fun to hop with you, too! Merry Christmas!

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