Thanksgiving is only six days away! We cannot believe how quickly this wonderful holiday has come this year! Do you have your menu planned out? How about the decoration for the most important place in the house — the dining room table? If you’re in need of some inspiration, we have some ideas below to help get you started!
1. Get your table done early so you’re not rushing around right before your guests arrive. We recommend getting the majority of it done the night before so all you’re left with are those last minute tweaks the day of.
2. Start with your table cloth or table runner — choose something that matches the mood you’re trying to achieve and/or the time of day you’re planning to host.
3. If you’re bringing in additional chairs that don’t match your traditional dining room set, not to worry! Just be sure to arrange thoughtfully so there’s a nice balance between folding chairs, your neighbors chairs, and any other chair you found in your house!
4. Just as the chairs do not have to match, neither do the plates, silverware, and glasses. Mix and match these items, and again, be thoughtful about the placement so there’s an adequate balance.
5. The photo above is of a traditional place setting. This can be done in a variety of ways, but pre-setting the table will give you an idea of how much room you have to work with for your centerpiece.
6. For every six guests, it’s recommended that you provide condiments such as salt & pepper, bowls of cranberry sauce, butter dishes, and gravy boats spread throughout the table. It makes it much easier for your guests as they are preparing their food for consumption.
7. Now for the fun part — decorating the center of your table! The possibilities are endless! Small gourds, pumpkins, low flowers, candles, and greenery are some of our favorites.
8. Lastly, so your guests aren’t forced to plan a seating arrangement, take care of it for them! Place cards are a simple way to make your guests feel special and add another decorative touch to your table.
Happy decorating!! We hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving next week!