My Thanksgiving style has a very simple and relaxed feel to it. I use paper plates for Thanksgiving, minimal decor, completely the football and chill theme.
This table was designed for that purpose. It’s meant to give a nice look because after all it is Thanksgiving, let’s decorate. However, it’s so simple to do so a lot of time doesn’t need to be spent.
If you’re trying to pull of the rustic look with minimal effort, this is the table design for you.
Super Easy Thanksgiving Table
Look around your house. You probably have all you need to start with. Then add some pretty pumpkins and voila! Table is set in 3 minutes! Here’s what you need:
- Something with Wood – a cutting board or dough bowl work fine!
- Pumpkin Decor
Add The Runner!
Throw on a simple runner. Nothing fancy – I don’t even think runners need to cover the length of the table! Throw it on for a simple touch of fabric and warmth. On this table is actually one of my own capes! So yes, grab whatever you have!
Next Step, Candle
Add a pretty hurricane vase and candle. You can leave this on the table year-round! It’s a classic staple and the candlelight really warms up a room!
You can go real candle if you want, however I opt to do battery candles. They last longer and you don’t have to deal with the mess.
A Little Touch of Fall
Add pumpkins because what is a fall centerpiece without pumpkins!
Instinct may say to spread the pumpkins out, but for this centerpiece I loved the pumpkin mountain look. It’ made the pumpkins the main piece instead of florals like a typical centerpiece.
Velvet pumpkins are great for stacking! These pumpkins I found on Etsy are amazing, the stems feel like real stems not that breakable plastic stuff.
Grab from House
Vase and greenery. Just go in your backyard and cut something! Easy and inexpensive.
Pretty hurricane vase and candle. You can leave this on table year round! It’s a classic staple and the candlelight really warms up a space!
Keep all the centerpieces low to the table. No one likes looking around high floral arrangements! The candle is the only exception for me, but you can move this easily to the buffet when it’s time to eat, or just use a smaller vase!
Have table set 24 hours before hosting Thanksgiving. Then it’s one less thing to do. If you can’t afford the space for this, put everything in one box so when it’s time to decorate it’s all in one spot for one of your kids or guests to help with! That will get people out of the kitchen and stop them from staring at you asking if dinner is ready!
Happy celebrating, everyone!