Learn what you need to style a gorgeous table and impress your guests for the perfect gathering with these simple tips.
There are lots of directions you can go when decorating a table for Thanksgiving, but here are a few quick tips to keep in mind before you dive in.
Choose a Warm, Autumnal Color Palette
Use Natural ElementsInclude flowers, pumpkins, gourds, foliage and other natural organic elements to bring the outdoors in.
Create Layered Table Settings with Linens, Placemats and DinnerwareCozy up the table by layering tablecloths, runners, chargers, plates and napkins.
Add Glassware and FlatwareThe forks go on the left with knives and spoons on the right. Set the water glass above the knife and the wine glass to the right. If you’re serving multiple wine options, add glasses for each variety.
Centerpiece and Table DecorYour centerpiece is the focal point of the table. Place it in the center, ensuring it doesn’t obstruct the view or conversation. If it’s a tall centerpiece, consider using a low one to allow for better visibility.
Set the MoodLight the candles just before your guests arrive to create an inviting atmosphere. Soft background music can enhance the overall ambiance and make everyone feel comfortable.
Place Cards and Finishing TouchesIf you want to guide your guests to specific seats, place cards come in handy. Position them above or next to each place setting, indicating the name of the guest and give the table a final inspection before guests arrive.
Follow along to learn more about creating a cozy atmosphere at the Thanksgiving Table.