We prepared as much as possible before Christmas morning so that on that day, just the minimum cooking and organizing had to be done. I prepared the table a day in advance, and went with a red & white theme. There was a place setting for everyone as well as a place card for each guest. The place card was the same style as the invitation. I will post a tutorial on how to fold this type of napkin. The flower arrangement are white Chrysanthemums in a short vase filled with cranberries and water.
In addition to this, children had their own place settings which included red card paper as the place mats and Christmas tree shaped crayons to draw with, in order to keep them entertained during lunch.
Maybe you can see the individual eggplant portions on the left side of this picture? That's the best shot I've got of them! Sorry about that, but I promise, a recipe is to follow. It is usually prepared in a large pot but I decided to serve it individually this time.