Simple and Effortless Thanksgiving Table Ideas

Thanksgiving is a time to gather with loved ones, indulge in a liiiittle too much wine, stuff your belly with delicious food and reflect on the past year and all that you have to be thankful for.  But if you're the one hosting, I know that Thanksgiving can be extra stressful!  So when it comes to setting the table, who has time to fuss?  I'll show you how to keep it simple and create an effortless table setting that will be sure to turn heads and wow your guests and compliment the delicious food you've got in the oven!


Here are some simple tips to build a beautiful table this Thanksgiving

  • Keep the color palette simple and neutral.  That way you don’t have to worry or fuss about what colors to use and if they will match.  It also allows you to reuse them all year long, without worrying about being too seasonal.
  • Go outside and find some natural branches or floral to use as centerpiece decor.  This doesn’t cost you anything, and grounds the table while giving it a beautiful touch.
  • Don’t add too many “extras” when it comes to settings. Napkin rings are cute, but do you NEED them??  When guests are filling their plates, those little extras just take up table space you could be using for something else.
  • Stacking plates adds dimension to your table and saves space, but also ensures your guests have enough opportunity to grab extras of all that delicious food.
  • Small bowls like these gorgeous olive wood nesting bowls from Saardé are perfect to add throughout the table with for condiments.  Butter, cranberry sauce, salt & pepper are perfect items to throw in some little bowls and sprinkle them throughout the table so everyone can grab what they need.
  • Candles are an easy way to create a beautiful ambiance and are always nice to add a formal touch.  Wood or brass candlestick holders provide a classic base and serve as their own decor.
  • Remember not to take it too seriously….get WILDE and have some fun!  Thanksgiving is a time to be thankful, gather and enjoy the people you’re with.


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