Last week I posted a simple paperwhite table from our new project designer, Jess. Today we’ve got gingerbread! If this doesn’t get you in the holiday spirit, I don’t know what will. For her gingerbread centerpiece, Jess used a kraft paper runner, powdered sugar “snow,” and cookie houses and trees.

Festive plaid napkins add a little color to the otherwise neutral table (we found these at T.J.Maxx for $1.50 apiece).

The fun thing about Jess’s two tables is that they needn’t be limited to a wedding – both would be perfect for a holiday party. Also, if you’re not the baking type, you can always buy pre-made gingerbread houses and decorate them however you like.

Fab photos by the Boston-based Rebecca Hansen for Snippet & Ink.

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  1. Lacy Mckinney

    Love this! I’m going to try and find those napkins for my holiday party!

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  2. Emily

    How lovely! I’ve been thinking about those paperwhites all week, and this is equally elegant. Well done, Jess!

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  3. Plum Pretty Sugar Loungerie

    Soooo lovely!!!


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  4. Christina Brosnan

    Best idea ever!

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  5. Mariam

    Like mine! Should I post a photo?? :)

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  6. Kelli Crannell {Here’s To You . . . Weddings and Events}

    I host a cookie Exchange party every year. This would be a fabulous centerpiece! Thank you (as always) for the inspiration!


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  7. chandra ~ oh lovely day

    Adorable! Loving these DIY’s so much!

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  8. Lissa (The Wedding Bistro at Bellenza)

    The plaid and gingerbread are just made for each other! Love this table setting!

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  9. invitation consultants

    awww – this is so cute! i love it!

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  10. Ashlee Raubach

    This is so cute! I had the worst of luck trying to create gingerbread houses last year! These look wonderful (and yummy)!!

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  11. Corrie Anne

    That’s seriously so awesome. I love it!

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  12. Em

    AMAZING! love this idea a little too late for me maybe this year :( at least it will give me plenty of time to improve on my atrocious gingerbread house making skills :)

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