Hi there and welcome to a little Thanksgiving inspiration coordinated by Carol at Blue Sky at Home. Carol invited a group of decor bloggers to share a few ideas for Thanksgiving. I know what you are thinking we are in the first week of October. But Thanksgiving has a way of sneaking up on you and all of a sudden you have a dozen people to seat at a dining room table and a folding table. We got you covered for simple tablescapes, centerpieces and tons of ideas! Please start with our host and check out out Carol’s steps to create a beautiful Thanksgiving table.
If you are stopping by from Kate’s Al Fresco dining table welcome to Everyday Edits. My name is Laura and I am a Colorado-based decor blogger.
We are hosting Thanksgiving this year. We have much to be grateful for this year and I am thrilled my three children will be home for Thanksgiving. I want to get ahead of the holiday prep. Here are a few tricks and tips I use when hosting a crowd that includes all ages and stages.
My favorite part of this simple Thanksgiving tablescape is our beloved and dining room table gets all the attention.
If you are a Virgo you will not be surprised by this next tip.
Set the table the week before Thanksgiving.
I have a good idea of the menu, sides, pies and guest list.
My secret to prepping the table is to use Kraft paper.
Kraft paper is a great decor staple to cover tables and surfaces. It makes for easy cleanup!
I found this roll, sized for tables, here.
When preparing a Thanksgiving table, with a guest list that includes ages 5 to 90, I want to keep the table covered and easy to cleanup. I have no solution on how to keep these chairs clean.
I love the look of chargers on a dining room table, but they take up space. Sometimes I add a charger for every other place setting or use them for some of the side dishes.
I bought these galvanized chargers in Knoxville at my favorite store. They make me feel a little bit southern, y’all. ! I have eight chargers and a guest list three times that number.
This year I plan to use the chargers to hold side dishes and condiments.
I found plenty of options for galvanized chargers on Amazon.
I plan to show off our new counters and serve Thanksgiving buffet-style.
TABLE SETTING IDEAS
Here are a few ideas for small add-ons to the table.
- Pie-size pumpkins, mini pumpkins and gourds (guests can each take one home)
- I add these repurposed candle jars to the table. I add votives to the jars.
- I also add crayons to the candle jars for the kids.
- I like adding small details so they don’t distract from the conversations across the table.
- Loving these napkins for Thanksgiving.
With so many guests, I will assemble the silverware in advance. If it is a large group I may mix my flatware with plasticware for the kids.
I usually opt for disposable napkins at Homegoods, but recently I rediscovered cloth napkins and love the look.
What do you do for your Thanksgiving Table Setting? Before you go please stop by another Colorado-based blogger, Kelly at the Tattered Pew.
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