Thursday, November 15, 2012

Thanksgiving Table Made Easy

We can’t believe that in a week – yes, you heard right, one week – it will be Thanksgiving! It seems like just yesterday we were sitting around in our shorts, wondering what to dish up at the next BBQ. Now, we are busy decorating our homes, getting ready for that beloved day of turkey and all the fixings.

No matter if you are having a small gathering or a house full of people, you need to prepare… and not the night before. Do you have your to-do list set? Do you even know what to put on your to-do list (don’t worry; most people sit and stare at that blank piece of paper, waiting for an epiphany)?

One thing that should defiantly be on your list is how to set the table. Why is this so important? Think about it: what is the main activity on Thanksgiving? Oh that’s right, you sit around the table with your family and friends, eating, talking, laughing, etc. Since the Thanksgiving table is such priority, here are a few key items to consider/decide:

How many people can you fit around the table? 
Do you need more than one table?
Do you prefer a formal or casual setting?
Do you want to have a separate kids’ table?
Do you want the food to be placed on the table or a buffet?

Once you have made these decisions, you can start to have fun and be creative. Pick up some festive table linens, napkins, dinnerware, and/or place cards to dress up your table. 

Check out some of these savory examples.
Want this table setting? Visit Williams-Sonoma
Get This Family Thanksgiving Setup at Pottery Barn
Gotta love this cost friendly option from Target
Martha Stewart always has great DIY options
Need something that will keep the kids entertained;
check out this adorable table setting courtesy of Frog Prince Paperie

1 comment:

  1. great post! Not hosting Turkey day this year, but I am totally going to bring that centerpiece from the Martha Stewart pic. Thanks for the idea!!!