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Thanksgiving Table Setting Ideas and Crafts
Set a Thanksgiving dinner table your family and guests will never forget!
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Throw an elegant Thanksgiving meal for your family and friends with inspiration from these Thanksgiving Table Setting Ideas and Crafts. Thanksgiving is the time of year to show gratitude toward the ones you love, and you can do this by having them over for a lovely evening of turkey and wine. These easy table setting tips will really set your Thanksgiving feast above and beyond. We’ve even gathered some of our favorite table setting crafts for you from place card holders to easy centerpiece ideas. You’ll be all set for your Thanksgiving feast after reading these useful tips.
These decorative craft ideas will have your home looking inviting and impressive when your guests walk through the front door. Your guests will know that their evening will be a relaxing and fun evening just at the sight of your gorgeously decorated table. They’ll probably even ask you if someone came in to decorate the table for you! These Thanksgiving tips and crafts will really make this holiday season a special and memorable one.
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Thanksgiving Table Setting Ideas and Crafts
You may have your meal planned out down to what kind of rolls you’ll be serving, but have you planned out the presentation? You wouldn’t want all that work cooking to go to waste on a simple Thanksgiving table. These easy table setting ideas will infinitely improve your Thanksgiving feast. We’ve even gathered some adorable table decorating crafts for inspiration.
Thanksgiving Table Setting Tips:
Use your table linens. It’s time to pull out your fancy table cloths and napkins because holidays are the time of year to use them. Using tablecloths and cloth napkins will add a really elegant aesthetic to your Thanksgiving table. Besides, using linens is much more environmentally friendly, especially if you plan on having a large number of guests.
Avoid using scented candles. Yes, fall candle scents smell amazing and are create an inviting home atmosphere, but your apple cider and clove candles will only overpower the Thanksgiving meal you’ve been slaving away to make all day. The aroma of your delicious feast is enough olfactory pleasure for your guests.
Set Place Cards out for Guests. You may think it unnecessary to tell your guests where to sit especially if they’re family who you see quite often, but it’s not about telling them where to sit. Place cards are about letting your guests know that you’ve made a spot especially for them and that you, as the host, took the time to think about where each and every guest should sit. This sends a message to your guests how much effort you’ve put into making their Thanksgiving wonderful.
Give your guests plenty of room. It can be easy to look at an empty table with empty chairs and decide that ten people can be placed at it. However, you won’t want your guests to feel like they can’t move to eat or turn to their neighbor to chat. Lie your forearms across the table, where your elbows rest is about how much room each person at the table will need.
Don’t use plastic dinnerware. Often times, plastic silverware is not strong enough to handle certain foods. You wouldn’t want your guests picking plastic fork prongs off their dinner plates.
Kids’ table settings can be simple. If you’re planning on having a separate table for the children, there’s no need to get super fancy with the setting. Children will likely mess up the table anyway, so keep it simple but make sure it’s still nice to look at when guests arrive.
Find even more table setting tips and ideas with How to Set a Thanksgiving Table
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