Thanksgiving Decorations - Ways to Make a Special Holiday
Thanksgiving decorations are the best of the year in my opinion. They aren't as complicated as Christmas, not that Christmas isn't beautiful, but Thanksgiving lets you use so much of nature's beauty. There are wonderful selections of Thanksgiving flowers, plus you have the beautiful color of the fall leaves. You can make beautiful cornucopias, use colorful apples, gourds and pumpkins for centerpieces. Plus there is a wide selection of choices for a nice autumn wreath for the front door.
Creative table settings mixing and matching beautiful colors of napkins, table cloths, charger plates, place mats and the list can go on and on. You can certainly purchase all of these things ready to go, but it is quite simple to make simple elegant center pieces as well. You can often find those things you need right in your yard to make centerpieces and to decorate your home.
Beautifully Color Coordinated Thanksgiving Table
Cornecopia for Autumn
We see these beautiful Thanksgiving tables in the magazines and on TV and wonder how we can afford to achieve that same look on a budget. First, you can look for tablecloths and napkins at the dollar store, discount stores, Hobby Lobby or Big Lots, as linens are expensive at the high end stores. You can even browse the Goodwill or Salvation Army stores and sometimes find a good deal. It is possible to make your own if you are good at sewing.
The decorations and the food are going to be much more noticeable than the linens anyway. Pretty center pieces can be fall flowers you've grown in your yard and you get to enjoy their fragrance. Small pumpkins, gourds and fall vegetables are very reasonable and can be arranged in an attractive way. Simple candle sticks always add an elegance to the table and you can add some colorful leaves and gourds near by as you will need most of the room on the table for the food.
The Butternut Squash arrangement is simple to make. Make sure you chose one that will stand up on its own; cut off the top then scrap out the inside being careful not to get too close to the outer skin. Use a small piece of floral foam to hold a few flowers steady for a simple but beautiful centerpiece.
Throwing a Thanksgiving Party : How to Decorate a Thanksgiving Coffee Table
Setting the Table
It is really nice to let your children get involved in setting the table. Sometimes you may have napkin rings and you place the napkin by the plate with a colored leaf, small pine cones or acorns. They can place name tags at each setting. You can adorn the back of the chairs with bows for a special look. Children are always excited at holidays and you create special memories by letting them be a part of the preparations.
Remember the Thanksgiving decorations are the best of the year!
Some of my Hubs
- Migraine headaches with Auras May Cause Stroke
Migraine headaches can be quite debilitating and are now considered more dangerous when preceded by auras as they may cause a stroke. Migraine is a neurological syndrome characterized by altered bodily...
Comments 33 comments
- Leadership Development: Servant Leader Concepts
The concept of servant leadership is very counter-intuitive and counter-cultural. We are conditioned by society and culture to do whatever it takes to succeed and get ahead. We can see examples of leaders...
- Stokke High Chair :: Stokke Natural Tripp Trapp High Chair
The Stokke Tripp Trapp High Chair is an example of a wooden high chair used for feeding babies. One of the most anticipated milestone in caring for our baby is when the time you will start to feed them with...
- Teachers:: The Influence of Teachers:: Teachers who Change Lives
I am sure that each of us has a memorable teacher. Some we remember because they were the best, and others because they were the worst. I remember them myself. I can still feel the tears welling in my eyes...
More by this Author
There are 5 delicious easy dessert recipes in this article that are different and delicious. These delicious recipes are perfect for special occasions. Most of them are quick recipes for desserts.
This article tells the story of the life of Princess Diana starting with her ancestry, then her childhood and life as the Princess. The story continues to her tragic death and funeral.
Twins separated at birth has led to large volumes of psychology research to answer the question of nature vs. nurture. Epigenetics is a new area of research that has resulted from the study of DNA.