Expecting company for Thanksgiving? Setting a table full of gratitude and love makes the dinner that much more meaningful. Scroll below for a few tips to add that welcome feeling for your guests for Thanksgiving. (I cannot believe it's here already!)
Because the turkey platter along with a bread basket and a number of sides are going to be needed for this feast, there's an option to keep it simple. By adding greenery such as eucalyptus vines or fall foliage down the middle of the table adds a minimalist elegance to the table setting. Add a couple of candle in the center with a few pumpkins and wallah, the mood for an intimate dinner has been set.
Add an eye catching center piece.Fall foliage and flowers can add color, texture and thought to your table while keeping the surface clean for the plate setting, glasses and all of the accompanied food options.
What's the first thing that comes to mind with the word fall, pumpkins and harvest! A small or long wooden tray filled with pumpkins strategically placed and/or bundles of wheat tied together with a decorative ribbon makes for wonderful Thanksgiving table decor.
When the food is set up on a buffet table, remember you can also add some Thanksgiving charm to that area as well; a little goes a long way!
Below are a few ideas on that little extra touch for buffets and plate settings.
Napkin and napkin rings
Oh boy, are there tons of great options to add to the theme.
Is this where you bring out the fancy plate settings or dress up the everyday? Either way, a napkin and place mat or charger adds elegance to the table of gratitude.
For the buffet, a h'ordeuvre served artistically is sure to draw the eye and appetite!
Directions to make this lovely cornucopia can be found at Snacking In The Kitchen's website.
Place card holders on the buffet or table to share a message of thanks. A funny Thanksgiving movie clip or quote or question adds to the conversation. These wood chip place card holders can be purchased at Target. The cute turkey place card holder can be found at Crate and barrel ( I think I'm sensing a theme here :)
You can download and print Thanksgiving conversation cards at the yellow bliss road
My favorite TV Quotes:
"Better Thanksgiving than never." — Dan Humphrey (Gossip Girl)
"The Thankstini: A fun and delicious new novelty drink I invented. Cranberry juice, potato vodka and a bouillon cube. Tastes just like a turkey dinner." — Barney Stinson (How I met your mother)
"It's not too much food. This is what we've been training for our whole lives. This is our destiny, this is our finest hour." — Lorelai (Gilmore Girls)