10 Conversation Starters for Dining Room Tables Everywhere

We create dining room tables all year long for the family who is ready to make memories. Many of them understand, to create lifelong memories, you need a worthy vessel to do so – especially at meal time. There is no better season to create such memories than the holidays. From Halloween candy to Thanksgiving feast to Christmas dinner, Unruh tables will handle your family gathering and then some.

However, in our digitized society, even time around the table presents common disruptions: cell phones namely, but also TV, music, and burnt rolls that can get in the way of healthy conversation and camaraderie. If you approach the table with some ready-for-discussion topics at hand, your family will thank you in the long-run. They’ll remember you as the one who kept digging deeper in an effort to bring everyone closer together.

But before we get to 10 conversation starters for you and your family this holiday season (and beyond), let’s look at two tables your family won’t hesitate gathering around. Humans are drawn to beauty, right? Check out the tables below and see for yourself.

Belmont Pedestal Base Table

“I am so pleased with the beautiful table, bench, and chairs that we got from Unruh furniture. The entire process was fun. I loved going to the showroom and picking everything out from style to stain colors. And the best part of it is that I know that no one has a table just like mine. This is a furniture piece that I want to pass down to my children. Thanks, guys! I am already planning out my next piece!” -Noelle Davis

Noelle knows we don’t mess around when it comes to dining room tables. Our Belmont Pedestal Table – paired with modern dining chairs – is a striking example of elegance and sturdiness with its pedestal base frame. To deliver this table to your family is the conception of a family relic for generations to come. It just so happens this specific table is timeless to span eras and ensure even your great-great grandchildren will enjoy. And we promise it’ll last to see their own memories come into fruition.

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Clarkson Chair
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Bakers Field Table

“Our beautiful table and chairs were delivered this morning. Benjamin and Josiah were quick and personable, delivering and setting everything up. The dining set is simply stunning. It is perfect for our space and our family! We look forward to many family meals around this table in the years to come. Thank you!” -Katrina Ogden Kanary

The Bakers Field Table is perfect for the family with many members. Why? There is more than enough leg room underneath to fit a small army. If you’re curious about what a Bakers Field would look like in your home, bust out a tape measure and jot down some dimensions. And then toy-around with our online customizer to see what your table would look like according to length, width and height. Fun fact: this table is named after Dede Wilson’s A Bakers Field Guide to Christmas Cookies. What other inspiration do you need? This table is perfect for all your holiday baking needs.

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Fallbrooke Chair
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Bakers Field Bench
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Conversation Starters

Now let’s get to some unique-to-Unruh conversation starters for you and your family.

If they made a movie about your life, which famous actor would play your role?

What is your favorite day of the year (other than your birthday)?

Would you rather live in a mountain house, beach house or lake house?

If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be?

What is something you use daily you could for sure live without?

On a scale of 1 to 10, how excited are you for 2020 aka “The New Roaring Twenties”?

If you could go back and relive one day of your life, which day would it be?

One free weeklong trip to any country – where would you go?

What is a new tradition our family could start in 2020?

Is there a hobby or two we could commit to learning as a family in the year to come? (In an effort to stay away from too much TV streaming)

Bonus: How does everyone like our new Unruh table?!

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Come on. You know we had to add that last one! These questions are the tip of the iceberg when it comes to conversation starters. A quick Google search will lead you to hundreds of others if you still need ideas. But we do encourage you to approach the dining table prepared this holiday season. Prepared to ask, learn, laugh, and celebrate new beginnings.

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Will Severns

Will is married to Lauren and together they have one son: Branch. Will is a diehard Kansas City Royals fan, loves to read, and is always down to share a meal at Chick-fil-A (without sharing the actual meal of course).

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