If you have to have an ornament type of item and your theme is around the world; contact Orential Trading. They sell bulk items like the "world' ball on a keychain where you could simply hot glue a small Santa hat on it. They are fantastic with all their different selling options. Simply Google Orential Trading and it will take you right there or call
Vieco Balloon Co. has world globe balloons and clips for them. Perhaps a globe balloon with a Santa hat
might be part of a centerpiece for each table? Good luck!
What about buying the little xmas tree ornaments w/different characters from around the world and attaching them to the napkins with a holiday ribbons trim.They can be bought inexpensively and can relate to different places around the world.
Purchase the chocolate candy that looks like a tiny globe (the wrapper looks like a world map) and place in a clear votive container. Tie a holiday colored ribbon around the votive and insert a sprig of evergreen or holly in the ribbon.
Maybe you could order small globe keychains from a store like Oriental Trading? Maybe add a santa hat to each also?
how about cookies from different countries. santa lucia cookies are from sweden. i am sure many countries have their own special cookie or cake.
You can enlist the help of some children or a whole class and everyone could draw pictures on placemat sized paper. They could research Christmas (or holidays that occur around that time)in different cultures and illustrate their findings and write a short description. You can use these as placemats at the Christmas party. It's cute and frugal. For a take home favor, how about a card, that has different Christmas greetings from around the world like Merry Christmas, Feliz Navidad, Happy Diwali (india) and so on. It could be educational too. The front of the card could act as a place setting name card and the inside could have all the greetings in different fancy fonts.
How about little mittens made from felt to put the silverware inside? Attach a little floss loop on the back and they could use it as an ornament on their tree.
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