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6 Thanksgiving Tablescape Ideas (both traditional and modern)

Whether you’re hosting a group of 50 or a small and intimate gathering, one element is important to any Thanksgiving dinner. And that’s the tablescape. You want your table decor to infuse your dinner party with the festive feel of the holidays. Some prefer a more traditional centerpiece full of pumpkins and fall foliage, while others might prefer something a little more colorful and perhaps off the beaten path. To help inspire you, we’ve gathered up a few of our favorite ideas with both rustic and modern styles. Choose one of these tablescapes to recreate in your own home this Thanksgiving, and watch as your guests ooh and aah.

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Rustic and Traditional

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thanksgiving centerpiece

This table from Love Grows Wild uses pumpkins, antlers, and vases of wheat stems to create a traditional look. The use of mostly whites and creams gives the style and updated clean vibe. We love the plaid runner as a finishing touch!

Succulent Style

thanskgiving tablescape

Traditional pumpkins are cranked up a notch with the scattering of succulent plants throughout this tablescape. We also love the simple ceramic dishes. Try using faux succulents and then incorporate them into your decor when the holidays are over. Source: Jane Can

Paper and Candles

candles tablescape

Who knew a paper tablecloth could be so chic? Draw directly onto butcher paper to create these beautiful personalized placeholders. We love ideas that are both affordable and unique. Source: Lemon Thistle

Playful Macy’s Day Balloons

nontraditional centerpiece

This playful tablescape was inspired by New York’s Macy’s Day Parade. “Giant” balloon floats are suspended over a paper city. Kids and adults alike will swoon over this creative idea. Source: The House That Lars Built

Rainbow Thanksgiving

rainbow pumpkins

If you prefer bright colors to traditional autumn’s browns and grays – go bold with this rainbow pumpkin centerpiece! All you need are pumpkins and your favorite acrylic paints. Source: Oh Happy Day

Orange and Blue

blue pumpkins

This table uses a mix of traditional and modern. Pumpkins and pinecones are mixed with an unexpected, yet cheerful, bright blue color. Source: It All Started with Paint


Holidays-Thanksgiving Tablescape Ideas-The Organized Mom

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