Whether you have four or fourteen people coming to your dinner table, there is no better way to impress your guests this Thanksgiving than with some beautiful fall-themed table decorations. Every year we have about sixteen guests and a super long table. When we were kids we used to collect leaves and acorns to make table decorations with and I always thought it was really cute to incorporate fall into your Thanksgiving decorations.
Here are some ways to add easy, fall-themed decorations for your dinner table that will capture the magic of the season.
Pick the right tablecloth: Having a beautiful tablecloth is the first step to that picture-perfect dinner table. This year we went with a deep maroon tablecloth because it matched well without napkins and plates. In past years we have chosen a forest-green or even a rusty brown. Another perk of a nice tablecloth is that it makes clean up easy as you can just throw it in the wash when dinner is done!
Napkins: Having some thematic napkins is a cute and easy way to decorate your dinner table. This year we chose cute fall leaf napkins. You can also choose fabric napkins in simple colors like reds or oranges or even patterned napkins with Turkeys, acorns or pumpkins on them.
Place settings: When you have a lot of people for dinner like I do seating arrangements are important. To make your seating cards more fun you can decorate them with fall colors or even use little pumpkins like we did last year! To do this, simply take a Sharpie marker and a bunch of mini pumpkins and write each guests name on one pumpkin. These also make nice little party favors for all your guests to take home with their leftovers. Better yet, hollow them out and fill them with little chocolates and other goodies!
Centerpieces: A creative centerpiece can really tie together a table setting. I have seen so many fun ideas for Thanksgiving centerpieces, but I always like to use a huge gourd or squash as decoration. This year we had this really fun gourd surrounded by mason jars filled with fairy lights. This centerpiece was both elegant and thematic!
Whatever you use to decorate your table this year make sure to have some fun and get creative and your guests are sure to be impressed.