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19 Best Thanksgiving Party Ideas

Looking for Thanksgiving party or Friendsgiving ideas this year? Wait until you see these beautiful decorating, entertaining, and food menu ideas for the big day!

Can you believe Thanksgiving is just around the corner?

As much as I love Christmas, Thanksgiving is probably my favorite holiday because the family comes to gather in our home around the dining table,

And we celebrate the best day of all…my birthday!

This year, it lands on Thanksgiving which is always fun. But usually, it falls sometime during Thanskgiving week.

My husband is convinced it always falls on Thanksgiving so he can remember when it is LOL but it doesn’t always fall on the day.

This year, we will have more to celebrate since we have not celebrated Thanksgiving here in the new house just yet.

And with a new home, new living spaces, and new dining room, I’m not quite sure how I want host our Thanksgiving party yet.

Are you hosting this year too?

Some friends and I got together to pull some of our best Thanksgiving party ideas together. Wait until you see all of the beautiful and creative inspiration!

Thanksgiving Party Blog Hop

Thanks to my good friend Rachel from The Ponds Farmhouse for pulling together such a beautiful group of talented bloggers with the most incredible Thanksgiving party inspiration.

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We recently moved to a beautiful 1850 Farmhouse with 10 acres of gardens, sculptures and statues.

I’ve been gardening for over 20 years and enjoy helping beginner gardeners find their inner green thumb, as well as discover a love for all things plants and flowers. I love to bring the outdoors inside my home too.

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19 of the Best Thanksgiving Party Ideas

If you are hosting a Thanksgiving party this year, it’s important to plan ahead so the week of and even the day of are not as stressful.

Cause it’s a lot of work!

But if you spread things out that need to be done, pulling a wonderful Thanksgiving day together will be a piece of cake.

Here are some ideas to help you prepare for an incredible Thanksgiving party!

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9 Simple Tips to Hosting the Best Thanksgiving Dinner Ever

Looking for ways to organize yourself to host Thanksgiving? Here are 9 simple tips to hosting the best Thanksgiving dinner ever. And if you are not hosting this year? Check out my Thanksgiving hostess gift ideas at the end of this post.

Thanksgiving Dining Table Centerpiece Idea

My good friend Rachel from the Ponds Farmhouse shared a Fall Centerpiece that’s perfect for your Thanksgiving or Friendsgiving Dining Table. It combines DIY and Vintage pieces for a unique table arrangement. Wait until you see how easy it is to make!

Heirloom Pumpkin Fall Centerpiece Idea for the Dining Table

Wow your guests this Thanksgiving with an elegant, easy to make pumpkin centerpiece utilizing a real heirloom pumpkin and seasonal fresh florals. My good friend Heidi from Eleanor Rose Home shares her best tips for making this easy fall table decor idea.

Simple Centerpiece Idea for Your Thanksgiving Aesthetic

Simple Centerpiece Idea For Your Thanksgiving Aesthetic

Looking for centerpiece ideas for your Thanksgiving or Friendsgiving table? Try this super simple centerpiece idea to complete your Thanksgiving aesthetic.

DIY Dried Wheat Centerpiece

Do you love the look of dried wheat? So does my good friend Jennifer from Cottage on Bunker Hill. She shares the beautiful natural color with this DIY dried wheat centerpiece for the Thanksgiving Table.

How to Make a Thanksgiving Cornucopia Basket

Thanksgiving is a time to give thanks and celebrate with friends and family. One of my good friends Wendy from WM Design House’s favorite traditions is decorating her Thanksgiving table with a homemade cornucopia. She makes it out of chicken wire and rope, and then fills it with pumpkins, gourds, feathers, and flowers. It’s a beautiful and festive decoration that always gets her in the Thanksgiving spirit.

Simple and Beautiful DIY Artichoke and Magnolia Centerpiece

Wow your family and friends with a simple and beautiful DIY artichoke and magnolia centerpiece for your Thanksgiving table by my good friend Jen from Midwest Life and Style.

How to Create a Simple Rustic Thanksgiving Centerpiece

Create a simple rustic centerpiece for your Thanksgiving table this year with my good friends Anne and AnnMarie from Simply 2 Moms. Pretty neutral style can be used for the entire autumn season and you are going to love how they pulled this Thanksgiving dining table centerpiece together.

How to Set a Thanksgiving Table

How to Set a Thanksgiving Table

Yay, it’s almost Thanksgiving! No matter how big or small your gathering will be, make the holiday feel extra special. Prep now and learn how to set an unforgettable Thanksgiving table with these tips and fall table decor ideas. 

Simple Thanksgiving Fall Table

Are you looking for simple Thanksgiving or autumn decorating ideas? My good friend Ann from Dabbling and Decorating shares her best tips and tricks to help get you started!

How to Create the Perfect Table for a Thanksgiving Feast

With Thanksgiving right around the cornerit’s time to start planning your feast! If you’re not sure how to create the perfect table for your Thanksgiving celebration, don’t worry. My good friend Renae from Peacock Ridge Farm shares her incredible tips for creating the perfect harvest table. So read on and learn how to create a festive table for your holiday celebration!

Boho Cottage Fall Tablescape

My good friend Jen from Tatertots and Jello shares how to create a warm and inviting thanksgiving or Friendsgiving table by making a DIY table runner, pillows and a beautiful footed bowl centerpiece filled with textured, fabric-covered pumpkins and leaves.

Thanksgiving Table Ideas and Inspiration

My good friend Mary from Life at Bella Terra share a beautiful post that is full of ideas for your Thanksgiving table-from space planning, table design, setup, place settings and unique centerpieces, Mary has lots of beautiful ideas to set your table for Thanksgiving.

Thanskgiving Dining Room with Copper Accents and Free Printables

My good friend Cindy from DIY Beautify designed a beautiful Thanksigiving dining room with gorgeous copper accents and easy tips to set a memorable Thanksgiving table with printable place setting cards that can double as a gratitude garland!

How to Create a Beautiful Thanksgiving Tablescape

My good friend Robyn from Robyn’s French Nest shares her tips for hosting a large family gathering with budget friendly Thanksgiving table decor. At the same time, learn what pieces you can pull together from around your home, and how to best layer them. Then, you can easily create a thoughtful and beautiful tablescape this Thanksgiving.

Simple Fall Table and the Prettiest Serving Pieces

Looking for some simple ideas for your Friendsgiving table? My good friend KariAnne from Thistlewood Farms shared her pretty blue and white table plus tons of simple ideas to make your holiday celebrations a little easier.

Gorgeous vintage toolbox centerpiece decorated for fall with faux flowers in farmhouse dining room with black china cabinet and hutch with farmhouse table -Simple Fall Table Decor and Thanksgiving Food Ideas

The Best Fall Table Decor and Thanksgiving Food Ideas

Looking for ways to decorate and celebrate Thanksgiving with friends and family? Check out these fall table decor and Thanksgiving food ideas.

Easy Thanksgiving Traditions to Start This Year

My good friend Kristin from White Arrows Home shares some easy Thanksgiving traditions make it a favorite Holiday to look forward to all year.

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101 Ideas for Thanksgiving 2022

Getting ready for an epic Thanksgiving? Whether you are hosting or attending, stock up on these Thanksgiving 2022 essentials.

More Thanksgiving Ideas

If you are looking for more Thanksgiving Day ideas and inspiration, check out these posts.

From hosting gifts to table decor, food, and menu ideas, I’ve got you covered.

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18 Comments

    1. 19! LOL! You are an overachiever! The cutest ideas! I love your table so much! So much fun to party with you!

      Happy day!
      KariAnne

  1. Love your tips Stacy on how to host the best Thanksgiving ever! Such great ideas and I love your Thanksgiving tablescapes so much!!!

  2. I already put a reminder in my phone so I can remember to wish you a happy birthday!! The new house will be perfect for hosting Thanksgiving dinner too.

  3. I love all of the great Thanksgiving ideas and inspiration. Thank you for sharing my centerpiece as part of the roundup!

  4. You have given me so many great ideas to think about for Thanksgiving Stacy! Now it’s just a matter of picking just one.