Decorating the Thanksgiving table

Decorating the Thanksgiving table

Thanksgiving is only a few days away — for those that have dinner hosting responsibilities, here are some easy, creative ideas on how to decorate the table.

fall leaves and chestnuts

Think nature

For a fun and seasonally appropriate accent to any place setting, arrange a combination of autumn leaves and chestnuts around the table.

thanksgiving gourds

More gourds

Similarly, look to the gourd family to assemble a stunning nature-inspired centrepiece. Set a number of pumpkins and/or squash in the middle of the table and throw in dried flowers and pinecones for an extra effect.

thanksgiving colours

Warmer colours

Swap out white napkins for ones with a cosier palette fit for October, and use wooden serving bowls and utensils to give a rustic feel.

thanksgiving plaid tablecloth

Plaid add

Nothing says fall like a splash of plaid, so dig out your favourite tartan blanket or tablecloth.

turkey napkin ring

Another use for turkeys

Besides being delicious, turkeys make great napkin rings. Craft your own colourful set with a handful of inexpensive pipe cleaners, or pick up these bronze-finished examples from Crate and Barrel.

thanksgiving turkey place card holder

Role call

In case the above has sparked some passion for DIY — grab some felt, feathers and googly eyes from the dollar store and put together these Thanksgiving table place card holders, to communicate where every should sit in the cutest manner possible.