Can you believe we are already in November?! I’m super excited for the next couple of months. This is my absolute favorite time of the year and I look forward to sharing lots with you! Today, I thought I’d get a head start and share my Thanksgiving Table to help give you some ideas for your own table! Thanksgiving will be here before we know it so now is the time to start prepping and getting ready. Also, I’m including some free printables I designed to help enhance your table. They are super easy to print and assemble and will be perfect for any table! Lets take a look!
This table is super easy to achieve. Overall, it’s a very neutral and glam feel. I stuck with lots of cream, browns, and gold tones. I mixed real pumpkins with faux pumpkins, and added lots of candles to fill in the spaces.
These vases are from the dollar tree (Shhh no one has to know) but they give off a much more expensive feel. For the taller ones I used floating candles and for the shorter ones, I used simple candles from Walmart. As you’ve seen me talk about before, I reuse a lot of my wedding items in my house. All these vases are from my wedding as well as the gold rimmed votive candles. I purchased a regular 12 pack of votives and dipped them into modge podge and then into gold glitter. They add instant glam to any table and you can get creative with the colors!
I took some of the real pumpkins and used for vases for my fresh flowers. I simply cut the tops off and scooped everything out and filled them with water and set my flowers right in.
Your table should be the focal point of the day. If you can’t go buy additional pumpkins or decorations, pull them from areas in your house that you have decorated. You can even take them from outside if you have them there. People will notice your table more, so pulling from a porch or a shelf will go unnoticed.
This banner is super simple and will work perfectly in so many places.
Leftovers are a favorite for Thanksgiving so these bags are perfect to send home with guests. As you’ll see below in my tips, I always get extra containers for guests to be able to take leftovers home.
Tips for your Thanksgiving Holiday:
Prep Prep Prep! I’m a huge preparer. I’ve learned over the years to prep as much as I can in the week leading up to any holiday to avoid a disaster or unwanted stress on the day of. Some of it’s pretty obvious, but I’ll still let you know what I do!
-Wash all plates, silverware, and glassware the week of.
-Pull out all serving dishes and bowls. I put little post it notes on each of the dishes and bowls so I know on the day of exactly what item should go wear. This avoids pulling them out as you cook, and also avoids you taking too many things out. Everything should have a place.
-Set your entire table days in advance.
-Bake the night before/days before.
-Cut all your vegetables the night before and store in containers to stay fresh. On the day of, just open and cook!
-Make lists. I’ll quickly write down what times I should start cooking certain items throughout the day to help me stay on track and not to forget anything. (do you know how many times I’ve forgotten the rolls?!)
-Pick out your outfit days before! When you run to get changed, you’re outfit will be ironed and ready to go!
-Have “To Go” containers on hand. No one wants to be going crazy looking for a cover in the messy container drawer. (Hopefully, I’m not the only one with a messy container drawer. I swear they are like socks… always disappearing) I’ll buy extras when I shop to avoid this disaster in case people want to take leftovers home.
-Print all your free printables below and have them all cut and in place days before.
I hope you enjoyed my table and found some inspiration for your own table! Don’t forget to download your free thanksgiving printables below. You’ll be able to write in your own menu and table seat names. As always, if you have any questions, please comment below and I’ll be sure to get to them! Wishing everyone a wonderful November. We all have so much to be grateful for and at the end of the day, that’s what matters the most.
Vases, Dollar Tree, Similar here
Garland (I used as vase wrap)
Decorative mini gold Pumpkins, Homegoods
Photography- Rachel Kate Photography
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Download your Free Thanksgiving Printables HERE
Tips for Printing:
-Print on any home computer on cardstock. I recommend a heavy cardstock. It’s much more durable. I purchase my card stock at Walmart, they have a great quality one.
-If you don’t have a printer, call your local Office Max or Staples. They usually have a print shop email and you can email your order over. Tell them you want the items printed on cardstock.
-Save your file to a USB and take it to any print shop.
-Use a hole puncher to punch a corner in each of the banner letters. Use any twine or Ribbon to thread through.
-Print the gobble it up printable on full sheet sticker paper. Easy to add to brown bag.