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Tablescaping Ideas for Thanksgiving (and Beyond)!

Blaire Benson

With Thanksgiving about a week away, it’s time to begin thinking about tablescaping! Decorating your table can be fun and have a great impact on the holiday atmosphere in your home, since that’s where you and your loved ones will be spending a great deal of time. Here are a few ideas that you can mix, match and make your own!

Personalized Place Settings

What guest doesn’t love to feel thought of and personally cared for? You can hand write name cards on beautiful craft paper, place an old photo of each person at their seat, or if you’re looking to spend a little more money, purchase cloth napkins and have each guest’s initials embroidered on them. (This item doubles as a party favor!)

Coastal Thanksgiving Table

If you’re spending Thanksgiving on the coast this year, there are beautiful ways to mix the aesthetics of the sea and the season. For example, opt for white pumpkins and a soft blue tablecloth with metallic accents and silverware. Or mix starfish décor with cornucopias in complimentary colors. Don’t be afraid to have fun and try something new!


Rosemary acts as a beautiful décor accent and smells amazing, too! Use twine to tie it to name cards or floral wire to make small wreaths. The hunter green hue will pair beautifully with almost any color palate.  Any leftovers you have can be added to your holiday cocktails for a chic garnish!

Kids’ Table Décor

The kids’ table at any holiday gathering should be full of fun, laughs and most importantly, something to keep them busy while the food is being prepared! We recommend using a large piece of craft paper as a tablecloth – this allows for doodles, tic-tac-toe, turkeys made from traced hands and simple clean up!

Floral Arrangements

No party is complete without a beautiful floral arrangement (or two)! We recommend shorter bouquets that won’t interfere with your guests’ line of sight as they eat. You can opt for traditional Thanksgiving colors or a more neutral combination – either way your guests will be sure to appreciate the beauty of fresh flowers in your home.

We hope these ideas allow for a more stress-free Thanksgiving hosting experience!