Believe it or not, Thanksgiving is right around the corner. This means planning a Thanksgiving feast for family or friends. No pressure, right? This year, why not start planning early, get creative and have fun. Create your own Thanksgiving tablescape. Your table is your stage. It should reflect your personality and the vibe you want to create–casual, fun, festive or formal–it’s up to you. Remember, there are no rules–just a few elements to consider.
Cover it up. Table coverings provide the base for your design. For added depth, try using a sheer fabric overlay on top of the base fabric. TIP: You don’t have to use actual tablecloths, for a greater selection of color and size, consider using fabric instead. By cutting the fabric with pinking shears you will eliminate the need to sew the edges.
Front and center. Fresh flowers, dried flowers or even pumpkins are possibilities but certainly not the only solution. Here’s where you can get creative. Need ideas? Walk around your house and see if anything jumps out at you. You will be surprised what you discover–the sky is the limit.
Lots of layers. Your centerpiece should be multi-tiered. This is achieved by using a variety of layers to display items. Consider cake stands, boxes, bowls turned upside down, etc. Interest is created by using varying heights, fabrics, color, and texture. There is no reason everything has to match perfectly. In fact, it is far more interesting if it doesn’t. Don’t forget to leave plenty room on the table for the food and drinks.
Seating. Why not create a seating chart that encourages conversation based on your guests’ personalities? Use place cards to assign seats. Place cards can be made or purchased. Think of place cards as an additional element in your design. Try using fruit, picture frames, mini chalkboards, mini pumpkins, topiaries, etc.
Attire. Consider wearing an outfit that ties into your theme and/or color palette. In addition, either by word of mouth or on the invitation, give your guests the same opportunity to dress accordingly.
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As lead Kitchen and Bath Designer for Waypoint Living Spaces®, my goal is to become a partner and support you in the creation of beautiful living spaces. As a busy mother of two, I have a true understanding and appreciation for a well-designed, functional space. That's why I'm here - to deliver expert support and content that makes your job easier. Together, let's achieve exactly what you have in mind!
Jennifer LeMarr, CKBD
Certified Kitchen and Bath Designer