Hey, hey gal pals! Happy Tuesday! I’ve got more Thanksgiving decor for y’all today and I hope you love it!
When you think fall decorations and autumn table settings you think pumpkins, red, orange and yellow leaves, cornucopias, am I right? Now yes, that is all very fall, but I wanted to do something different for my Thanksgiving tablescape today. This table setting would be perfect for any dinner party you host at your home this season- especially Thanksgiving!
Here are some things to keep in mind while decorating your Thanksgiving table. This is not a state dinner which means two things: 1) No need to be worried about Michaele and Tareq Salahi crashing your party and 2) It doesn’t have to be formal, so throw all the rules you learned about setting a proper table out the window. Focus on your table being fun, engaging and beautiful vs where you should put the water glasses, beside, who needs a water glass when you should just be focusing on what’s in the vino glass!
I wanted to stick with a very neutral palette for this Thanksgiving tablescape- whites, browns, creams and touches of metallics. The twigs, cotton, burlap, owls and rope added a perfect amount of a harvesty feel. Most of these things can be found at your local craft store or in the links below!
When I host a dinner party I love having arranged seating. I feel like it helps conversation flow. Somethings to keep in mind when figuring out where to place your guests: make sure you, the hostess with the mostess, are seated somewhere with easy access to the kitchen and sit guests with things in common next to each other. I like hand making my place cards. It adds a personal touch to the table.
Have salt and pepper shakers on the table. You maybe the world’s greatest cook (or have the world’s greatest private chef) but everyone has different palate and your guests may feel rude or embarrassed asking you for seasonings so having them on the table prevents that.
Keep your center pieces low so people don’t have to bob and weave to converse with the guest across the table from them.
My final tip is candles and music! Set the mood baby! They create a warm and cozy, fun and inviting environment and, most importantly, everyone looks amazing in soft candle light. .
And because part of being a good hostess is looking chic:
Kisses and hostess wishes,