Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Thanksgiving Decorating

November is here, which means it’s time to start planning for Thanksgiving.  If you’re hosting the big family dinner this year, don’t put anything off.  If you wait until the last minute, you may find that stores are out of what you most desperately need.

Decorating isn’t generally the main focus of the Thanksgiving, unlike Christmas.   Instead, this holiday is all about the food!  However, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t do a little bit of decorating.  Here are a few things you may want to do to make your home look festive.

Accent your meal with a great Thanksgiving tablecloth.  You can also add Thanksgiving placemats, napkins, napkin rings, and even plates if you’re using paper plates. 

Find a great centerpiece.  A nice arrangement of Thanksgiving flowers certainly works very well, plus you can accent it with a few extra items.  Put candles on either side, add a few little turkeys, or place some small pumpkins and gourds around the vase.  A cornucopia is another great option.

Replace your standard salt and pepper shakers with novelty ones shaped like turkeys or pilgrims.

Use a fun platter with Thanksgiving images for cookies or other finger foods.  There are even some platters out there shaped like turkeys!  You can also find small spreading knives with decorative figures like pilgrims on the handles.

Don’t forget to decorate in other areas, too.  Even though the dining room will be the center of the holiday, here are a few ways to add Thanksgiving d├ęcor to other rooms:

Put out throw pillows in fall colors or with Thanksgiving designs on your sofa.

Add a few pumpkin spice candles to your end tables or on shelves.

Put an arrangement of fall flowers in your entryway or near the door.

Add a wreath of fall leaves and flowers to your front door.

These are just a few fun ways you can decorate for Thanksgiving.  Don’t forget to get the kids involved, too.  There are a lot of neat Thanksgiving art projects they can do and display for your guests.


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