If you’ve ever had the responsibility of hosting Thanksgiving dinner for your extended family, you know how stressful it can be. The place settings, the linens, finding 24 matching plates and cups, then you add in children’s needs, in-law issues, and where to seat crazy Uncle Larry that’s all before you even start on the menu.
One of the secrets to Thanksgiving success is planning ahead. The tables, linens, flatware, and china can (and should) be planned out weeks in advance, even a month beforehand is perfect.
If you have a separate dining room, decorate as soon as possible. If you don’t, at least make your plan, gather your supplies, and have items prepared and ready to go well before the big day. Here are some of the most drool-worthy tablespaces to copy this year for your own Thanksgiving feast.
1-I was instantly drawn to this setting because of the beautiful china pattern. I love the hint o teal and gold.
2-On the more traditional side, consider making a long planter box that fits your table and fill it with seasonal florals, pumpkins, and candles.
3-This farmhouse table with the classic cornucopia is one of my favorites. I love the muted colors and the muslin tablecloth.
4-This table mixes some traditional elements in a non-traditional color pallet, which creates an absolutely stunning display.
5-I think metallic are always a good idea. I especially love them paired next to white plates and muted greenery.
6-No tablecloth necessary for this Thanksgiving feast. Instead of the traditional linens, cover your tabletop in wood planks and add some natural and lush greenery instead of a traditional table runner.
7-Blankets aren’t just for napping, they also make seasonal tablecloths. The colors and textures of this wool blanket create the perfect backdrop for this Thanksgiving meal.
8-Go black and white this year with a more simple scene for a smaller gathering of friends or family.
9-I love everything about this outdoor Thanksgiving scene, it’s beautiful in every way, but I especially love the oversized napkin, natural wood charger, and beautiful silver accents.
10-If you’re hosting a crowd, assigned seating is often very helpful to keep things organized. Gather some leaves and a little spray paint and create beautiful place cards that are inexpensive enough that you won’t mind tossing them after the meal is over.
11-At our family gatherings, there is always someone trying to snitch a roll or two before the meal begins. What better way to welcome guests than providing their own personal mini loaf at the table.
12-A little glitter never hurt anyone. I love the sparkle it adds to these white pumpkins and the shine it adds to any holiday table.