Thanksgiving marks the advent of fall, where the leaves take on sunset hues, crumbling into lifeless yet beautiful foliage. Mother Nature turns into an autumnal goddess that is bursting with color and pride. It is a season of transformation, not just for her, but for us mortals. That's what Thanksgiving is―a time to reassess our lives and take into account what we've done to make every moment count.
If we find ourselves focusing too much on material wants and demands, now is the moment to embrace the people we didn't acknowledge or spend time with. But hold on a minute; 24 hours of this special day shouldn't leave you running back to your old ways after the celebration comes to an end and laughter dies down.
For those of us who hardly ever get to spend time with those we love, given our hectic lives, making the most of today is what we're aiming at. Here, we'll show you how to decorate a banquet table that will have on display, a host of delectable food for a hungry crowd of friends and family. Let's take a look at what you can do to spruce it up.
Thanksgiving Table Decorating Ideas
Flowers can brighten up any occasion, and Thanksgiving is no exception. For table decorations, while oranges and yellows are hot (and very predictable) favorites during Thanksgiving, you can opt for something more unconventional, like whites and reds. Decorate them with bright green leaves and bright red cherries in a basket. You can use scented candles as the centerpiece. Gerbera daisies, lilies, and asters, make great flower options.
Thanksgiving is all about celebrating the bounty of nature. Using elements from nature itself is something that can be incorporated into any kind of table decorations for Thanksgiving. Keeping in sync with the color that fall represents, pumpkins are an obvious favorite for natural decorations. Use fully-grown ones or tiny baby pumpkins. Scatter them around the table or place them strategically in the center with some golden wheat stalks to symbolize a harvest. Whatever you do, your pumpkin will definitely steal the show!
Plain and Simple
Candles and Wine
To make your Thanksgiving dinner an intimate affair, the best item you can use for decorating the table is, you guessed it, candles. Arrange some twigs, nuts, pumpkins, and other seasonal fall foliage around a single pillar candle or around a cluster of them. Pick candles in yellow, gold, peach, red, or orange, to reflect the spirit of the season. Pine cones, dried twigs, and nuts, can also help in complementing this idea.
Use the Turkey
What's usually the show-stealer at Thanksgiving? The turkey, of course! So, instead of thinking of a way to fancy up your Thanksgiving table, how about using the main element? That's right. Use your magnificent turkey as your centerpiece. Make sure you decorate the platter in tandem with the style of decorations you've chosen for the rest of the room. You can keep it plain and simple with just cherry tomatoes and fresh greens or you can use a scattering of herbs, fruits, and veggies, to decorate the turkey.
Neat and Tidy
Elaborate and Flashy