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How to set the perfect Thanksgiving table

As the most anticipated time of the year approaches, it's essential to start thinking about setting the stage for a Thanksgiving dinner that will be remembered for years to come. Whether you're hosting an intimate gathering for close family or throwing a larger feast for friends and loved ones, these tips and ideas will help you create a beautiful and inviting Thanksgiving table setting.

Thanksgiving table setting: preparation is key

Preparing for a special holiday gathering, like Thanksgiving, requires thoughtful planning and a touch of creativity. The day before, take some time to gather all the necessary items for setting a beautiful table. Consider the size of your gathering and the available space in your dining area. If it's a small family affair, opt for an intimate setting with a simple yet elegant design.

Choose the color: go for gold

Start with a clean, white tablecloth as the foundation for your tablescape. This provides a great canvas to build upon. To add a festive touch, scatter some small pumpkins and seasonal flowers down the center of the table. Incorporate elements of the upcoming Christmas season with touches of gold in your decor - the color when it comes to autumn, winter and festivities!

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Set your Thanksgiving table: choose the dinnerware

Arrange your beautiful plates, polished silverware, and crystal glasses in an elegant yet simple style. Consider using a runner down the center of the table to create a cohesive look and tie the elements together.

For an extra special touch, create DIY place cards for each guest. This not only adds a personal flair but also helps in arranging guests strategically for enjoyable conversations. Use gold or silver pens to add a touch of sparkle to your place cards.

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Choose the stemware to toast your Thanksgiving day

When it comes to glasses, this is an opportunity to strike a balance between elegance and practicality. The choice of glassware can elevate the dining experience, adding a touch of sophistication without veering into formality. Make sure to provide enough glasses, both for wine and water, so everyone can enjoy their favorite drinks throughout the dinner.

Dinner is ready

When it comes to the menu, consider offering a mix of traditional Thanksgiving recipes and some fresh ideas to surprise and delight your guests. And don’t forget to cater to dietary preferences and needs. A beautifully roasted turkey can take center stage, surrounded by dishes like salads, bread bowls, and a selection of desserts that cater to various tastes.

Happy Thanksgiving!


Incorporate these ideas to create a memorable and beautiful Thanksgiving dinner setting that will leave your family and friends in awe. With a little creativity and attention to detail, your table will be a reflection of the warmth and love that defines this special holiday.

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