How to Achieve a Filipino-Themed Noche Buena Table Setting

In the mood to dress up your holiday table? Tablescaping is the solution!

Knowing how to decorate your table lets you come up with endless and unique ways to present your Noche Buena table in the most extravagant themes possible. Christmas colors are undoubtedly classic but what if you can proudly showcase Filipino pride on your table? 

As the festive season draws near, let Kultura Filipino help you set up your family Noche Buena table with locally-made products!

Sparkling accents

Give life and elegance to your Filipino holiday table setting with a hint of shine. Mimic the gleam of Philippine pearls by adding a capiz or mother of pearl dinner piece to your holiday table.

Pick a Mother of Pearl placemat that can bring a distinctive, elegant touch and top that with Mother of Pearl tableware for delicately flavored hors d'oeuvres.

Festive Filipino patterns

Nothing says “Filipino” more than indigenous weave patterns at the holiday table. Handwoven dining accessories like a Yakan Placemat bring unique tribal patterns and colors to the Filipino Noche Buena celebration. Add bright touches of texture and patterns to your Christmas table setting with small pieces like a ceramic weave-print coaster or Yakan coasters. 

Wood as the centerpiece

Wood elements are a staple in every Filipino table. For that effortless yet elegant Christmas dining table, use local wood tableware as a striking motif for your Noche Buena table setting. 

Serve your main Christmas dish on a timeless acacia table piece like a rectangular steak board. Filipino-themed parties are not complete without holiday appetizers, fruits, and desserts served on a large acacia tray.

Add a visual element

Other than Christmas table decorations and a festive spread of holiday food, decorative plate chargers are a great investment when starting on a table setting for the holiday. It serves as a base for your dinnerware and it effortlessly elevates the entire tablescape. 

For Christmas, choose a capiz plate charger with Filipino botanical-inspired designs. Match this pristine plate charger with a textured handwoven decorative placemat to show a flair for Filipino elements.

Play with texture

Aside from intricate Filipino patterns and visual elements, texture plays a great role in curating a festive Noche Buena table setting. Showcase local fiber crafts on your holiday spread that features  Filipino artistry with a plate charger made from handwoven Nito.

Place your holiday sweets and fruits in a beautifully crafted hapao basket made by weavers in La Union. Our Tapered Sulihiya Hapao Basket will definitely stand out against a backdrop of sparkling holiday hues.

More wood tableware

Replace your usual Christmas-themed dinner plates and serveware this holiday with wooden dinnerware. As mentioned above, wood elements are a staple in bringing out Filipino pride to the table. Don’t be afraid to work with handmade wood plates and bowls for your holiday tablescape this year.

Acacia Square Bowl with Server Set

Acacia Square Bowl with Server Set

No matter how you set up your dinner table this Christmas, we’ve got your back with proudly Filipino crafts to decorate your Noche Buena table setting! Find more kitchen and dinnerware products at Kultura Filipino online store via

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