As Thanksgiving (or Friendsgiving) nears, people who host holiday get together celebrations are anxiously finalizing all of their arrangements. You may not be able to do all of the cooking in advance, but you should be thinking about how you want your Thanksgiving dinner table to look.
Figure out whether or not you’re going to serve your meal buffet style or have your guests gather around a table together. How you plan to serve the meal and seat your guests is an important consideration in choosing the centerpieces or decorations you place on the table.
Embrace the Colors of Fall
No matter what type of tablescape you ultimately choose, bring the feeling of the harvest into your table décor. Fall colors make people think of turning leaves, the color of pumpkins, squash, root vegetables, and deep earthy colors.
Chrysanthemums are quintessential fall flowers, but you can find a huge array of other flowers in familiar fall colors. Calla lilies, Gerbera daisies, sunflowers, and roses are all ready available in the appropriate colors.
Explore Different Possibilities
If you are hosting a huge celebration, consider having several centerpieces that you space evenly across the length of the table. If you want to light candles anyway, choose a centerpiece that is designed around candles.
Classic – Thankful is an elegant round centerpiece that combines fall colors with poms, mini sunflowers, and other fall flowers with a tall burgundy-colored taper in the middle. This classically elegant centerpiece is ideal in the middle of a small round table that seats about six people.
Passionate Red – Autumn Jewels is a spectacular centerpiece that goes beyond a simple arrangement of flowers. Real roses, red daisies, yellow and green accents make this a real showstopper. If you love red or want to embrace a lot of red on your table, this nod to the harvest is the perfect centerpiece for your Thanksgiving table.
Celebrate the Harvest – Bring the essence of the harvest theme to your Thanksgiving table with the Autumn Festival arrangement. This sprawling whimsical arrangement combines sunflowers with wheat and millet. If your celebration is casual or informal, and you don’t want to eat by candlelight, this fun, but the unusual centerpiece is the perfect way to bring your table to life and inspire some fun conversation in the process.
Make sure that any arrangement you choose is suited to the size and shape of your table, and that it is low enough to let your guests talk to one another. Fill your Thanksgiving table with beautiful fall flowers that bring the colors of the harvest to the table, adding to the ambiance of a meal that celebrates the harvest.
If you happen to be going somewhere else for Thanksgiving this year, then you’ll want to find the perfect hostess gift or beautiful fall flowers to take with you. Most of all, don’t forget to appreciate all you have and to take a moment to give thanks.