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Sweet Ideas for Christmas Decorating

Sweets can be such a fun theme for decorating at Christmas time, don’t you think? Over the past few years I have incorporated some gingerbread and candy themes in my holiday decorating. Today I am sharing all kinds of those sweet ideas with you. If you want to incorporate some of these, you may have to start your shopping early to get the ribbons and ornaments you want.

Today I am joining thirteen other bloggers for a fun Christmas in July Blog Hop hosted by the sweet Rachel of The Ponds Farmhouse. If you are coming from Bricks N Blooms, Welcome!


Have you ever wondered why we associate gingerbread with Christmas? There are gingerbread men and gingerbread houses and even simple gingersnaps. Gingerbread was made in molds to create images of saints and other religious characters. As a result, gingerbread was something most people could only enjoy during the holidays.

A gingerbread themed tablescape was a big hit back in 2018. I sent guests home with the little gingerbread man plates topped with some Christmas cookies!

Instead of a Christmas Village, one year a gingerbread house village decorated my mantel!

A DIY gingerbread garland is an easy family friendly project to make and display for everyone to enjoy this coming holiday season. I left mine simple, but you could decorate yours with all kinds of buttons and trims!

A gathering of gingerbread men danced over my sideboard in this Christmas arrangement.

Of course with grandchildren, (or husbands) there is nothing like having a gingerbread house cookie jar parked on the kitchen island full of scrumptious Christmas cookies!


Peppermint is the perfect theme for a Christmas tablescape, isn’t it? The red and white are so bright and cheery for the holidays. Faux candies made for the perfect sweet centerpiece!

Red and Green candy salt and pepper shakers were the perfect addition to my peppermint tablescape. Click on this link to see more of my Peppermint Tablescape.

Even my little napkin rings were sweet little treats! What is your favorite Christmas sweet? Let me know in the comments below! Thanks so much for visiting and now head over to Anne and Ann Marie at Simply 2 Moms!

Click on the highlighted links below to follow along on the tour.

Stacy Ling – Bricks N Blooms –/– Chloe – Celebrate & Decorate –/– Anne & Ann Marie – Simply 2 Moms –/– Cindy – County Road 407 –/– Jenn – Down Shiloh Road –/– Kelly – The Tattered Pew –/– Rachel – The Ponds Farmhouse –/– Mary – Life At Bella Terra –/– Michele – Vintage Home Designs –/– Jen – MIdwest Life & Style –/– Kim – Shiplap & Shells –/– Kristen – White Arrows Home –/– Andrea – Design Morsels –/– Chas – Chas Crazy Creations

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Chloe is the creator of Celebrate & Decorate. Chloe is passionate about having a comfortable and well designed home - she also loves to entertain family and friends. Learn more about Chloe. Follow Chloe: Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+, YouTube


  1. How fun, Chloe! I have a major sweet tooth, so I love the idea of using sweet treats to decorate with. Happy to be doing this fun holiday tour with you!

    1. Thanks so much Jen! I am always happy to hop with and discover a new blogging friend!

  2. Chloe,
    You are so talented! I loved the gingerbread table. I’ve never used gingerbread and I’m excited to add that to my list. Thanks for the inspiration!

  3. Your gingerbread collection and those candy-themed plates are so much fun for Christmas!

    1. Thank you so much Anne! I had my granddaughters living with me that Christmas while my daughter was stationed elsewhere in the Army and wanted to make everything magical for them!

  4. More great tables! What a great party favor idea to give them a plate with cookies. I need to call you for ideas next time I’m hosting a party. It’s fun to hope with you!

  5. I love all of your Christmas decorating ideas! The gingerbread table is my fave! xo

  6. I agree, a peppermint tablescape is so fun during Christmas and yours was beautiful. Loved all of your whimsical ideas. I’ll have to think about the gingerbread cookie jar. They would enjoy that too! Loved hopping with you today.

  7. Everything is so sweet and amazing Chloe! I love all things gingerbread so I am so inspired. I can just imagine how wonderful the holidays are at your house.

  8. Chloe, I love all your gingerbread men ideas! And that garland! Three years ago I attempted my first gingerbread house and I can tell you it is so much fun (and work) to create. But the kitchen smells good while everything is baking and it reinforces the essence of Christmas at home. Of course you would have peppermint dishes! Too much fun! Again, I am inspired by your sense of style and design.

  9. Chloe I love all of your sweet ideas for Christmas! The gingerbread village was my favorite! Loved hopping with you:)

    1. Thanks so much Kelly, I am so happy to be hopping with so many new (to me) bloggers!

  10. You always come up with such great ideas! Love the theme here and thank you for sharing.

  11. Oooh I love this! I’d have trouble not eating all your gingerbread decorations, but I’m totally in agreement with your tea towel! 😉 Thanks as always for the fabulous and creative ideas!

  12. Hi from Australia Chloe – I am wondering if you have a DIY on the door swag in your picture ? This is on my MUST have list this year, I have lots of deco mesh and ornaments and want to get started so I am well ahead of the decorating game that will start at our farmhouse in November. manythanks Ruth

    1. Ruth, It is so nice to hear from you all the way from Australia! I had to go back in my archives to see if I had posted a tutorial on the swag around the front door and was surprised myself to learn that I had never posted one! Now, I did take all of the pictures and have a draft ready. It is not for the piece around the door, but for the simpler pieces I did along the railings of my porch. You can use the same technique for around the door and just add the faux candy and ornaments to it with pipe cleaners or floral wire. I hung mine with Command brand hooks. I don’t dare post another Christmas post right now in July, but will be scheduling the post and will try to remember to let you know when it goes live in early November. PLEASE check your email, I will be sending you a direct email and don’t want it to go to spam!

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