10 ways to create the perfect Thanksgiving table.
Everyone is excited about Thanksgiving. They’re eagerly anticipating the food, the family and friends, and of course-dinner! It's often the most anticipated meal of the year so you need to make it special.
But how do you create a perfect Thanksgiving dinner table? Well we have 10 ways that will help get your creative juices flowing and the perfect tableware you need to do it.
10 ways to create the perfect Thanksgiving table...
- Set the mood with festive holiday music
- Add candles for ambiance
- Pick a theme or color palette to tie everything together
- Pick a great tablecloth and napkins to set the tone
- Choose great tableware
- Incorporate fresh flowers into the mix
- Choose a runner that ties in with the rest of your décor
- Choose glassware that complements your table décor
- Create personalized place settings for each guest.
- Get the conversation going with fun napkins and other table accessories.
Are you ready to celebrate Thanksgiving in Style?
Set the mood with festive holiday music
Nothing sets the mood for a Thanksgiving dinner table like festive holiday music. It's an instant way to get everyone in a happy and grateful mood. Create a playlist on your computer, tablet, or a CD. This will be a great way for everyone to welcome their Thanksgiving guests with a little ambiance and set the mood for dinner.
Add candles for ambiance
Candles are a great way to set the mood for any occasion. Why not add them at Thanksgiving? It's an easy way to get everyone in the spirit of being thankful for their family, friends, and all that they have. Choose candles in colors that complement your theme. You can also opt for candles in classic holiday scents like pumpkin spice or pine.
Pick a theme or color palette to tie everything together
You're probably wondering what we mean by a theme or color palette. Well it's simple really, and it's definitely one of the easiest ways to create your table. You'll want to choose a theme such as neutrals with pops of color (like orange and green), fall leaves, deep purples and golds, etc. Or if you prefer to keep your theme on the simpler side, why not choose one color like gold or green. Certainly this will help you choose your colors and tie everything together! Need ideas for themes. Try Pinterest for some colorful themes.
Pick a great tablecloth and napkins to set the tone
Once you’ve decided on a theme or color palette, you can pick a great tablecloth and some stylish napkins that have your selected colors or theme incorporated into them. Napkins are a fun way to set the tone and can really help you to tie everything together. Depending on the vibe you are going for you can try something classic with these white and gold cocktail napkins. Or if you are looking for something a bit more festive check out these mauve guest napkins. The color would look great on any Thanksgiving table.
Choose great tableware
Once you've decided on your theme or color palette, it's time to choose great tableware. Your dinnerware is the first thing people see when they come up to the table so you'll want to be sure it's set just right. You can always opt for classic colors like white or ivory, but if you're looking for something more festive yet not over the top then you might consider choosing gold or red.
If you’re unsure where to start you can try to go with a solid color such as silver, white, black, etc. But if your theme is more colorful, then using a white or solid color dish with pops of color is an easy way to incorporate your theme. For example, if you're going for the fall leaves theme you could use these orange plates with clear cups and silver utensils. If simple is more your style then go for all matching colors-it's that easy! Here's a great example of different tableware you can choose from that will match perfectly with your Thanksgiving theme.
If you want to go the simple but classic route, then why not try these plates that are decorated with clean black stripes? This will certainly make your table pop!
After choosing your dinnerware be sure to tie it in with other decorative elements like votives and glasses. It's an easy way to get everything looking just right without having to go overboard with too many color schemes.
Incorporate fresh flowers into the mix
Add some festive flair to your Thanksgiving dinner table by incorporating fresh flowers into the décor. It's an easy way to add color and life to the table without taking up too much space. You can use real flowers or you can choose silk flowers which are a great way to save some cash. And if your dinner is buffet style, then using centerpieces is an easy way to decorate the table without taking up too much space!
Seasonal flowers are a beautiful way to add elegance and interest to any Thanksgiving table. They're also great if you need some inexpensive decorating ideas . Pick fall-inspired flowers like mums, daisies, and sunflowers in traditional autumn colors like reds, oranges , and yellows.
Choose a runner that ties in with the rest of your décor
A Thanksgiving table wouldn't be complete without a festive runner. Your runner will certainly help you tie the rest of your decorating elements together, so you'll want to choose a runner that actually ties in with everything else.
You can also opt for a fabric or paper tablecloth as it's not as permanent as a woven one and you can easily switch it up between holidays if you're hosting multiple events throughout the year. This gingham farm plaid table runner would look great on your Thanksgiving table. As well as for other events you may be holding throughout the season.
Choose drinkware that complements your table décor
Drinkware is a great way to add a finishing touch to your thanksgiving table décor. You can choose matching drinkware or mix it up with different colored glasses and or cups for an eclectic touch.
Looking for some ideas? These gold cups are festive and elegant all at the same time. Or if you like the green and gold combination, these emerald green colored cups are a great option.
Create personalized place settings for each guest.
Personalized place settings can be used to liven up your Thanksgiving dinner table, and they're a great way of showing off your creativity. You can easily create them using candles or small votive holders as place names for guests to sit upon.
Personalized place cards like these add a touch of elegance to your thanksgiving table décor and guests are always delighted when they see their name in writing. Don't have time to have them custom ordered? We have blank place cards as well, that you can hand-write or print yourself, check them out.
Get the conversation going with fun napkins and other table accessories.
Your dinner table accessories are just as important as all the other decorations because they can set the tone for your Thanksgiving gathering. If you're looking for fun and festive and completely out of the box check out these fun napkins.
Are you ready to celebrate Thanksgiving in Style?
Your Thanksgiving table is the center of your celebration, so make sure it looks beautiful with our tips. It’s time to get in the holiday spirit and start preparing a gorgeous thanksgiving feast for you and your loved ones!
Whether you want something simple or elaborate, there are lots of ways to add some extra cheer at your dinner table today. We hope you have been inspired and found some helpful tips for planning out what decorations will be best for your own Thanksgiving celebrations! And don’t forget to share your beautiful tables with us, tag @graceofdesign on IG and Facebook, we'd love to see what you create.