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It’s Thanksgiving morning. You have the turkey in the oven and a timetable for everything else that needs to be done. You have perfected your recipes and are ready for your family to come over. However, you need to get your table ready for the big dinner. Your tablescape is just as important as the meal itself. The Thanksgiving centerpieces will set the mood for the type of dinner you will have. Do you want a casual get together or a more formal dinner? Your decor will speak volumes to the feel you are trying to have during the holiday.
What are Thanksgiving centerpieces?
A centerpiece is a display of items in a table setting. The centerpiece will help set the theme of your table and bring in extra decoration for your room. Thanksgiving centerpieces can include anything from leaves and pinecones to candles and flowers. The ideas are endless.
Thanksgiving Centerpieces Inspiration
I have teamed up with bloggers around the web to share inspiration for Thanksgiving centerpieces. You’ll notice one overarching theme in most of the tablescapes – pumpkins and yellow or orange. Autumn colors really bring your Thanksgiving table together even if you don’t feature Pumpkins. From autumn inspired florals to rustic pieces you can design your table to fit your style.
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How to Create Thanksgiving Centerpieces
The first thing you want to consider is the look of your table. What color plates will you be serving dinner on? If you are using white plates or neutral color plates you have a wide open palette for your centerpiece design.
If you are serving the turkey at the table you will want to leave ample space to have the food accessible. If you are serving dinner buffet style you will be able to add more decor to your table. You do not want to overcrowd the table by having too much going on.
I am going to share a few elements you may consider having on your table. From the table runner to your napkin choice you can really set the mood for your dinner.
A table runner is a great way to start. This will draw your eye in toward the center of the table. It also gives you space to put your other decor as well as food.
A beautiful platter is a perfect centerpiece for your turkey whether you will be serving it at the table or in a buffet line.
Festive cloth napkins give a special touch to your holiday meal.
Bowl filler can make the perfect centerpiece. You can add these mini pumpkins and gourds to a bowl on the table or scatter them across the table. It will bring a festive touch that can be used year after year.
If you would like to do floral Thanksgiving centerpieces white vases are the perfect accessory. By using a white vase you can pick autumn inspired flowers like sunflowers that will really stand out.
Designing your perfect Thanksgiving centerpieces does not have to be difficult
You can go all out or keep it simple. Stay true to yourself and your style. If you prefer a minimalist look using just a table runner and your dishes to dress up the table. If you like elaborate centerpieces try adding pumpkins and florals at different heights with candles. The possibilities for your table is endless.
While the look of your table is important the most important thing is to be grateful for all that we have and the blessings in our lives. Try not to stress too much and enjoy your holiday!
Pinterest for Thanksgiving Centerpieces Inspiration
If you would like to see more inspiration for Thanksgiving Centerpieces be sure to check out my Pinterest board. There are endless ways to create your tablescape.
If you still need inspiration for your Thanksgiving dinner check out these blog posts:
How to Cook the Perfect Main Dish on Thanksgiving
20 Delectable Side Dishes For Your Thanksgiving Feast
12 Delicious Desserts For Thanksgiving Dinner