Whether you’re entertaining the entire family, or you’re looking for an intimate meal with close friends, your Thanksgiving table will welcome your guests to an evening of friendship and fun. Setting a beautiful Thanksgiving table begins with flowers and candles and ends with the perfect Turkey, cranberry sauce, and stuffing.
Getting Creative with Gourds
The miniature pumpkins and little melons that fill traditional Thanksgiving cornucopias are often purely decorative, but you may want to add some fruit to the arrangements that your guests may eat before you serve the main course. You may associate turkey and stuffing with vegetables; however, seasonal fruit is an appetizing addition to your meal.
One particularly delicious and fruity addition to your table is a bowl of beautiful yellow pears surrounded by vibrant green and orange gourds. If the plates, silverware, and napkins are already on the table when your guests arrive, try placing a single pear on each plate as a delicious appetizer to the Thanksgiving meal.
Choosing the Thanksgiving Flowers
Although they’re usually associated with the warmer months of the year, one of the classic autumn flowers you’ll see on the Thanksgiving table is the sunflower. Because it pairs so well with the oranges and reds of autumn bouquets, you’ll often see these happy flowers adorning a fall celebration.
Even if you’re not preparing a traditional Thanksgiving meal with a turkey that requires hours in the oven and food that slowly turns the kitchen into a disaster area, flowers are always a beautiful idea for any gathering. Maybe you’re just ordering some take-out Italian food from down the street. A simple yet beautiful vase of flowers will dress up even the most casual of gatherings.
Expanding Upon the Table’s Décor
A table that looks like a gorgeous Thanksgiving harvest isn’t complete without candles and a tablecloth, and you have a variety of options for creating an attractive candlelit presentation. One option is to place the candles directly inside an autumn filled with lovely fall-colored lilies, gerbera daisies, and roses.
Alternatively, you may choose to place your candles along the perimeter of the room in wall sconces that add a delightful energy and illumination to your Thanksgiving feast. You’ll feel like you’re hosting dinner party in the Victorian era if you place enough candles to forgo the use of electric lights overhead.
Offer your guests a Thanksgiving meal this year that’s as beautiful as it is delicious with a gorgeous Thanksgiving centerpiece, welcoming candles, and warm autumn décor.