With all the Thanksgiving prep that has to happen — deciding on the dinner menu, games for the whole family to enjoy and front door decorations, for example — choosing table settings might be the last thing on your mind. However, putting in the effort to make your family and friends feel extra special on Turkey Day is worth it. Give your guests a reason to smile with these thoughtful Thanksgiving table setting ideas.
You can pick chic tablecloths, DIY centerpieces and creative place cards to complete your Thanksgiving table and make this year’s dinner celebration as memorable as it can possibly be.
A great way to add a special touch to your Thanksgiving dinner table is with a stylish tablecloth. It sets the tone for the rest of your setting and it’s a simple accent that never fails to impress others.
*If you want to add a cozy, graphic touch to your table, just roll out an inexpensive plaid wrapping paper across the table. The pattern is the perfect backdrop for an evergreen garland or some gold candles and, when you’re done, just roll up the mess and toss it all in the trash. Does it get any simpler than that? OR Add a personal touch to your place settings by rolling out a strip of black chalkboard paper down the center of your table, using a white chalk marker to hand letter names above each plate. Your guests will love the personal touch, and your table will look stunning!
Enjoying a great conversation over a delicious Thanksgiving meal and spotting your name on a personalized place card always makes for a memorable experience. Along with serving an aesthetic purpose, place cards make it a breeze for guests to find their seats.
*Use stamp art. Check the craft store for a pretty rubber stamp and new stamp pad, and you’ll create an effect that may go very well with your rustic theme, or add some Victorian flair, or even shine with a special embossing set that creates designs or letters in shimmery silver or gold. OR Write a message inside folded tent-style cards, such as a note from you, thanking them for attending, or a romantic quote. Always hand-write these; stickers or labels aren’t in keeping with formal wedding style, and guests think they look tacky.
Create a beautiful colorful table setting by bringing nature indoors .Think beyond the classic orange, brown and yellow color palette this year. Bring your Thanksgiving table to life with a cobalt blue runner, which pairs beautifully with gilded pinecones, votives and gold flatware. OR Turkeys are the stars of Thanksgiving, so it’s only right to give them a prime spot on your dinner table. Fill a collection of decorative turkey jars with wheat stalks or just place a few on your table as is to make your setup a bit more festive.