23 Nov How To Decorate For Thanksgiving Without Leaving The House
Thanksgiving, like many other things this year, might look a little different. Gatherings might be smaller in numbers or maybe it will be a virtual celebration for your family this year. This is all the more reason to make it special for you and your in-home or virtual guests. We have some suggestions for decorating your table without visiting a store or buying anything – it just happens to be brought to you by nature!
Look in your refrigerator
Fall produce is beautiful! Green apples on a platter or a beautiful pear at each place setting is lovely. Add red apples, green apples, oranges, a bunch of red grapes, or whatever fruit you have in a glass bowl or arranged on a platter. Add some candles or votives around the table. Autumn’s bounty with candlelight is a simply elegant way to decorate.
Take a walk
If you have a yard then grab a pair of garden shears and a basket or bag and head out. Clip holly, magnolias, hydrangea blooms, gather pinecones, acorns, fallen leaves or anything in your yard that you love. No yard? Go on a walk or hike and collect a few things. Just be sure to follow the rules and don’t cut any flowers in state parks! Live on the coast? Seashells and palm fronds pair beautifully with pumpkins and fall fruit. Arrange in vases, bowls or tuck small clippings in ribbon around silverware. Or scatter your findings around the table with candles here and there – no arrangement necessary.
Make place cards
Regardless if everyone is virtual make a place card for them using what you gathered. Use a gold or silver glitter pen and write their names on large leaves such as magnolia, oak, palm or maple leaves. Shells such as sand dollars make great place cards too and names can be easily written on them. Place all “cards” on a platter or put them in place card holders all together as a centerpiece for virtual guests to easily see them.
Still have pumpkins and gourds left over from Halloween? Add those to your table. Use a glitter pen to decorate or write the names of guests on pumpkins. Have any paint? Paint your pumpkins and showcase them on cake plates or footed bowls on your Thanksgiving table. Paint pumpkins white, gold, silver, red and mix among orange pumpkins. Paint polka dots, stripes or get creative for a more whimsical table.
Thanksgiving might be different this year, but it can still be special and make each guest feel the warmth of your home from miles away. We hope you find these decorating tips helpful – it’s our way of keeping in touch and providing service past the closing table. Happy Thanksgiving!