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Decorating the Table for Thanksgiving

By Ashley Vannoy on May 2, 2018

Thanksgiving is almost here which means it’s time to start planning if you haven’t begun already! Decorating the table for Thanksgiving is a fun and creative way to express yourself this holiday. If you’re having family and friends over this year, checkout these trending themes and give your guests something else to talk about than their most favorite foods:

 

Decorating with Fruits and Vegetables: Decorating with fruit is a fun and wonderful way to add some color and excitement to your dinner table this year. You can either use real or fake fruit for your decorations, and this can be a number of things including pears, pumpkins, squash, grapes, or berries. You options are endless! If you are planning to decorate with fruit try to find a table cloth color to go with the theme of colors you choose. Another tip is to not go overboard with decorations because you will be adding a lot of food plates to your table and you don’t want it to seem too busy and have your guests not knowing which food item to put on their plate!

Fall Colors: The first day of winter isn’t until December 22nd, and until then Fall is here to stay! This Thanksgiving try using the beautiful colors of Autumn to give you a little inspiration. You can try a colored table cloth that is either plain or one with patterns and designs. You can use colorful place mats, silverwares, dishware, and so on. Be creative! The top Fall colors are reds, purples, greens, oranges, and browns.

Let Your Food Be the Spotlight: Creating beautiful and delicious food can be a great way to decorate your table. Normally, we tend to eat a lot of orange and white foods such as turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, and pumpkin pies during Thanksgiving. While you might want to keep your traditional recipes, try something a little new to bring a little more color to your table. You can try different garnishes to top the foods with like large petals of basil, rosemary, or bay leaves. You can even use different fruits such as cranberries, blueberries, and other berries. If you’re really in the mood for some cooking you can change up the pies this year and add a colorful fruit cobbler or fruit salad.

Decorating with Nature: Thanksgiving falls right in between Autumn and Winter, which means there are big changes going on outside. The trees are losing their last leaves and every so often snow will fall. This Thanksgiving use nature as your decorations. You can make beautiful center pieces with leaves, branches, and other plants from either outside or at your local craft store. The nature theme will bring an organic and beautiful sensation to your dinner table!

 

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