It’s hard to believe, but Thanksgiving is less than two weeks away! If your family is anything like ours, you have a traditional dish you look forward to making (and devouring) every year. For the ladies on our marketing team, it's curried onions and green bean casserole! Food aside, how much have you thought about the presentation?
Today, we are providing you with a few simple suggestions to create a beautifully crafted tablescape, one that will leave your guests in awe!
Invest in a complete dishware set for special occasions like this one! It can be tempting to opt for paper plates for easy cleanup, but we promise the result will make handwashing worth it. If you choose a neutral set like our Minimal Dishware Set, you can doll it up or dress it down. For the purpose of Thanksgiving, think of them as your designated fancy dishes.
Before you do anything, decide on a color scheme for your table. We recommend incorporating hues of burnt orange, olive green, rich brown, or varied shades of cream. Next, you need base items you can build off, like chargers, placemats, and table runners. Between Amazon and West Elm, there are plenty of options for every budget and look. Now comes the fun part; adding florals, fruit, greenery, long-stem candles, pinecones, etc. While you play with different combinations, keep height in mind! As beautiful as your vision might be, it shouldn't infringe on your conversation.
As aesthetically pleasing as a table full of delicious food can be, we encourage you to serve your messier sides via buffet elsewhere (aka casseroles, gravies, etc.). Not only will this help with flow and traffic, but it will leave room for your decor, the centerpiece of your gathering.
Joy Meets Home Products
No gathering is complete without a couple of Joy Meets Home products, right? We have chosen five products that will simplify and upgrade your Thanksgiving.
- 7 Piece - Large Salad Bowl Set
- Cotton Double Cloth Napkins, Set of 4
- Marble & Acacia Wood Cheese/Cutting Board
- Round Hyacinth Placemats, Set of 4
- Stoneware Pitcher