Setting the table for Christmas + our family favorite sweet potato soufflé recipe

Sep 16, 2022

We’ve been in full Christmas mode over here for almost 2 months, and every bit of it is still magic! I get excited every year with the thought of decorating my table for Christmas - it’s so fun!

Having little ones in my home, I know that my table is going to get rearranged countless times over the holiday season, so I try to keep it simple (so that I can put it back together!) but also gorgeous and reminiscent of all of the magic of the season!

I love having these printable placemats that I can set down on the table for easy decorating. And since they are printable, I don’t have to worry at all about spills - I can always print out a new one if I happen to need it!

I go all in with Christmas decor every year, so I vary the centerpiece a bit throughout the season for different looks. It’s so easy and such a great way to keep things festive while changing the look if you want some variety!


While we’re talking setting the table for Christmas, I wanted to share on of our family favorite recipes that I make every single year for family Christmas! It’s simple, it’s delicious, and it’s such a cozy dish!

Sweet Potato Soufflé 


- 5-6 sweet potatoes

- 2 eggs

- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

- 1/2 cup butter, melted

- 1 cup brown sugar

- 2 teaspoons salt

- 1/2 cup milk or heavy cream

Streusel Topping:

- 1/2 cup brown sugar

- 1/2 cup flour

- 1/3 cup melted butter

- 4 cups mini marshmallows 


1. Bake sweet potatoes on 400 degrees until done

2. Peel and mash (whip with a beater if you like them more blended)

3. Add eggs, vanilla, 1/2 cup melted butter, brown sugar, salt, and milk.  

4. Whip until blended and smooth.

5. Put into baking dish and set aside.


Combine brown sugar, flour, and melted butter.  Use fingers to sprinkle it on top of the sweet potato mixture.  Add more flour and sugar if needed, but I prefer it a little stickier.  (I also double the streusel topping because it’s the best part!)

Bake on 350 for about 30-40 minutes or until topping starts to brown.

Remove from oven and cover the top with mini marshmallows and return to oven just until marshmallows are melting and puffy.  (Keep on eye on it!)


As a little side note! I get tons of questions about the candles I use with little ones around! The ones in the pictures above are real beeswax candles, but I personally prefer these flameless tapers for around kids (particularly for on the table when things sometimes get knocked over). They are on amazon and so perfect! Here’s a link to them for you!


I can’t wait to see pictures of your Christmas tables!! Be sure to tag me @christybeasley on Instagram so that I can obsess over how gorgeous you’ve made your table this season!