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Great Table Ideas For Thanksgiving

Are you starting to get ready for Thanksgiving this month? I have been seeing so many stunning ideas for tablescapes that I had to share my favorites with you!

Thanksgiving can be a bit of a mad dash, especially if you are hosting at your house and doing all of the planning and cooking. I always start with a list of who is coming, what they will be bringing and what is left for me to do. I normally roundup my favorite recipes (with help from a few cook books and Pinterest) and then start shopping for any ingredients I need or frozen items. There is nothing worse than a last minute scramble around a busy supermarket!

For the table, I count the plates, glasses and silverware and try to figure out if I need to buy or borrow more, depending on how many people are coming over. I like to launder and iron the tablecloth and napkins, even add little touches like place cards. I read a great checklist from interior designer, Amy Wolff, who lists everything you need to make your Thanksgiving table a success! She has some brilliant ideas and makes you think about little extras for guests and what to do with any leftovers. There are so many wonderful ideas out there in the blogosphere for creating amazing Thanksgiving tablescapes, take a look at my top 5:

number-1The Place Setting

elegant-thanksgiving-table-settingsImage Source: Country Living

Create a place setting like this, with a little imagination and some crafty DIY skills! Draw your place setting onto a paper table cloth and personalize with guests names. Great ideas from Country Living Magazine.

number-2Create A Centerpiece

thanksgiving-table-center-pieceImage Source: Karin Lidbeck

Create something visually stunning for your Thanksgiving table like this pumpkin wrapped with Bittersweet designed by Karen Lidbeck Brent. This will certainly make a stand out feature on your Thanksgiving table!

number-3The Table Runner

thanksgiving-table-runnerImage Source: Amanda's Parties to go

Create a burlap and corn husk table runner for your Thanksgiving dinner table with this awesome tutorial from Amanda’s parties to go. It is a fantastic base to place your main centerpiece decorations, like candles, mini pumpkins and leaves. This will ‘wow’ your guests for sure!

number-4Leaf Place Cards

leaf-place-cardsImage Source: Once Wed

Who says that place cards have to made from paper or card? Do something a bit different this year and write in beautiful script onto leaves! For inspiration, see this gorgeous tutorial from Once Wed. Your Thanksgiving guests will love this creative touch to the place settings.

number-5 Napkin Rings

unique-napkin-ringImage Source: Parties for Pennies

For unique napkin rings with a lovely fall touch, create something using materials like twine and acorns. You can color the acorns with a gold pen for a touch of glam. For the tutorial and more ideas, take a look at Parties for Pennies.

Are you decorating your Thanksgiving table with style this month? How are you styling your tablescapes? I would love some fresh ideas!