Austin, TX – Thanksgiving is one of the most special meals shared with family and friends. Give your table a makeover this Thanksgiving with a beautifully styled setting that will impress your guests and make you look like an entertaining pro! Check out these table setting ideas and find what fits your style.
Find Your Color Palette
Don’t be afraid to think outside of the box when it comes to choosing your table-setting color palette. While many choose to go with the traditional fall colors, step outside of your comfort zone and use pastels or bright vibrant tones to create a more playful mood.
Include a Centerpiece
No Thanksgiving table is truly set without a centerpiece. Spend time crafting your own centerpiece or invest in one that can be used for future celebrations.
Place Setting 101
It’s easy to look like an entertaining pro when your table is set to perfection. Start with the dinner plate, top it with a folded napkin and the salad plate. The knife and spoon go to the right of the plate, the fork on the left. Above the plate, wine and water glasses go on the right, a bread plate on the left with the dessert fork and spoon directly above the plate.
Make It Cozy
Provide your guest with a warm and cozy table setting that will have you sitting around even after dinner. Set the table in front of the lit fireplace and add in throw blankets to the seating for an extra level of comfort.
Serve Up Dinner Buffet Style
Keep your beautifully set table clutter-free. Serve up thanksgiving dinner buffet-style on a separate table to give your guests more table space. This will prevent your guests from reaching over one another or interrupting conversations in order to pass the butter.
Go For Patterns
Add pops of pattern to your table-setting for a stylish feel. Popular holiday patterns include plaid and argyle. Use whatever pattern you can find that fits your color palette and theme for your table design.
Bring the dinner table outdoors for an elevated dining experience. Dress up your outdoor table with holiday decor. Add string lights around the yard and freshen up any other outdoor living spaces so your guests can continue to relax and enjoy the fresh air.
Create Place Cards
Place cards add a personal touch to your table setting. Find out who all will be joining you for your holiday dinner and create festive place cards your guests know you have set a special place just for them.
Dress up the Kids Table
Don’t forget about the kiddos! Set the kid’s table with fun decor and crafts that they can engage with before, during, and after dinner.