April's Picks – Thanksgiving Table Centerpieces
In addition to the enjoying delicious food and spending the day with family, I also love Thanksgiving because I have the opportunity to decorate the table. Every year I set it up a bit different, but the same basic “rules” apply.
I keep my centerpieces low in height to enable easy food passing food and conversation; I keep it easy, using items I have or can easily obtain from the grocery store (gourds, flowers, produce, candles and vases are my “go to” pieces); and I create groupings of items for big impact.
I found a few great centerpiece ideas online that I wanted to share with you for inspiration for your Thanksgiving table. Have fun with decorating your table and invite your guests to help!
Ceramic fruit and vegetables add a modern touch to any table centerpiece. Place them among candles or gourds to create a pretty centerpiece. You can also raise them up on a pedestal or cake stand.
Add texture to your centerpiece with a wheat sheaf tied with a beautiful ribbon. Line the center of the table with these or group an odd number in the center of your table for a striking display. Click here for steps to create this centerpiece.
I love using candles on the table, so this clever display caught my eye. Use “giving thanks” or create your own message.
This centerpiece follows my “rules:” low and contains easy to find items. Begin with a table runner and set up a variety of gourds, fruits and nuts, along with some paper leaves (a great project for the kids) down the center of the table.
And last, but not least, an idea for the kids’ table centerpiece. The Mayflower holds nuts and fruit and dresses up the kids table in a unique way. Want to make this at home? Click here for the “how to.”
The most important ingredient for a lovely Thanksgiving table? Family, friends and a whole lot of thankfulness.
Happy decorating! What is your favorite idea shown here? Or what do you love to put on your holiday table? Share your comments below.