Thanksgiving Table Setting Ideas

Thanksgiving Table Setting Ideas

It’s the most thankful time of the year!

🎃 🍂 🍁 🦃 🥧

The stress of hosting Thanksgiving could be enough to lose the holiday spirit. Scrambling around the cupboard for the old family recipes, making sure you have enough chairs, and scouring the supermarket for all the right ingredients are just at the beginning of the to-do list.

But why put in all the work to chef up if you aren’t going to show out? The table setting is arguably the most crucial aspect of hosting a Thanksgiving dinner. This may seem like such a minor detail in the stressful process of party planning, but it is the first thing your guests will see upon arriving at your humble abode!

Keep your usual centerpiece in the attic this Thanksgiving because a beautiful and intricate table setting will mean so much more when coming from your own two hands!

Here are some beautiful-yet-simple table settings and centerpieces ideas to make your guests thankful that they came to your dinner party this year. 


Sentimental Snapshot

Thanksgiving is all about expressing gratitude toward your loved ones. But sometimes words are just not enough! We have a perfect way for your actions to speak louder than words through your table setting.

Personalize your place setting with an old sentimental photo to help your guests find their seats. These photos can also spark a “remember when” conversation to help everyone get in the spirit!

Place the sentimental photo atop this unique blue and white china, and add a simple white lace napkin to highlight the pic on top.

Bring a warm feeling to the place setting with a woven honey-brown charger to make your guests feel right at home.

Last but not least, silverware! These affordable but tasteful gold utensils will fit right in with this table setting and will make your guests feel like royalty!


We’re not done yet!

Now that your table is set, it’s time to create the most crucial part of your table setting: the centerpiece! This super simple yet elegant centerpiece is easy to make and will look beautiful among your delicious Thanksgiving spread! All you need is some faux greenery and some simple white candles. Get the full tutorial at Almost Makes Perfect! Also, if you are looking to add some extra pizzazz to your centerpiece, throw in these gold candle holders to spice it up!

Don't forget the dessert

You’ve created the perfect place settings for Thanksgiving, but what will you put on them? It is always a competition for who will bring the best dessert to the party, but this year we will help to ensure you are the winner! This delicious rocky road pie recipe will have your guests fighting for seconds and thirds on their plates!
Thanksgiving Table

Neutral and Natural

Calling all minimalists!

The various color scheme of each Thanksgiving dish could get to be too much for the eye, so let’s leave more calming tones on the table this holiday season.

Start out with a boho chic beige gauze table runner to add a rustic feel to your spread. For place settings, the simple white dinnerware and gold utensils combo is a staple for keeping the minimalist theme consistent.

But we don’t want your ‘simple’ to be too simple; time to show off your crafty side!

Follow this super easy tutorial to create these adorable eucalyptus place settings. You could have the whole family help prepare them before the big meal!

Centerpiece time!

You will definitely want to bring the kids in on this fun project- it is super easy, and it will be a perfect accent for your table! Follow this tutorial to make your own chalk painted pumpkins at an affordable price. Finally, garnish the piece with these lovely gold curved candlesticks.


Of course, no Thanksgiving dinner is final without a sweet treat at the end! These adorable pumpkin pie truffles are quick and easy to make, with no baking required! Additionally, this recipe is vegan, plant-based, dairy-free, grain-free, and gluten-free! Whip them up and enjoy!