Thanksgiving party ideas - Decorations Thanksgiving is all about the food, so your decorations should be all about the table. Fortunately, there are several festive ways to decorate for the big meal.
Add an easy elegance to your holiday table with simple,
autumn themed touches.
Choose a tablecloth and runner in soft, coordinated colors like cream and gold. Finish the look with cloth napkins, gold napkin rings and a menu card at each place setting describing each delicious dish. Lush flower arrangements and candles in rich fall tones add a punch of color and style. Set each place with the silverware you need for each course in the order it will be used, going from the outside in.
Mixing and matching your dishes, glassware or napkins gives
our table a low-key charm that's just
right for this holiday.
Go eclectic! There’s no need to bother with identical items, especially if you’re hosting an orphans' Thanksgiving or a large mix of relatives. Keep your mixing and matching from looking messy by sticking with specific styles or color schemes (such as modern glassware, all-white plates or floral napkins). Votive candles down the center of your table add color and flair—choose unscented candles so they don’t compete with the fragrance of your food.
Want your decorations to compete with the turkey for
most eye-catching part of the holiday? Decorate with
elements of the Thanksgiving meal.
For a funky and practical touch, fill clear vases with cranberries; they’ll brighten up your floral arrangement and hold flower stems in place. Go traditional by putting a small, colorful gourd by each person’s glass or creating a runner of colorful leaves (real or fake) down the center of your table. Ears of Indian corn in rich oranges and browns dress up doors and mantels with charming New England style.