Thanksgiving table essentials
Whether you are a fan of all white or have china for every holiday, Thanksgiving is the time to pull it all out! We love to mix and match patterns. Solid + pattern. Different combos at each seat. The creative table is always the most interesting table!
Texture can be achieved with layered textiles, such as burlap toppers with cotton tablecloths/toppers or satin ribbons tied around dinner napkins. Texture can also come from quilted placemats, cabbage style dishes, hobnail milk glass, or embossed plates.
3. BRING IN NATURE
Natural elements work for every season - wicker chargers, birch wrapped candles, rattan wrapped glassware, fruit, flowers, gourds, rosemary, branches, pinecones, nuts or leaves. Going for a rustic look? Leave these in their natural state. Want something striking? Spray paint gold, silver or a bold, bright color.
4. CREATE A COLLECTED LOOK
Everything does not need to “match.” Create visual interest by alternating place settings and use different napkins or placemats for each seat. Depending on the size of your guest list, we recommend keeping to 2 - 3 patterns to create a cohesive look. Click here to shop our favorite Thanksgiving patterns.
5. THE CENTERPIECE
Keep your centerpiece low to encourage conversation. If seating at a long rectangular table, consider a series of small arrangements down the table. If your table is round, try an arrangement in a low footed bowl. We love arrangements that incorporate fruit, veggies and flowers! Unscented white or ecru votives are always a wonderful addition. Follow along all month for our centerpiece ideas.
6. PERSONALIZED PLACE SETTINGS
Using place cards will help avoid stress when you're trying to serve your meal. The placecard can perform double duty as a tag on a napkin ring or it can be the tag of a small gift. Free downloads of our favorites for Thanksgiving.
7. TRY A FESTIVE NAPKIN FOLD
Head over to our IG account for video and step-by-step pictures to create the perfect turkey or pumpkin fold for the holidays! Want an extra-special turkey, try your napkin fold with our ruffle dinner napkins.
7. DON’T FORGET THE KIDS’ TABLE
We love to do something special at the table for little ones. This table can coordinate with your main table or be a complete departure and embrace whimsy & fun. Click here to create a Thanksgiving piñata, make your own Thanksgiving game or download one of these printable activity placemats.