Hosting Thanksgiving is no easy feat. With most hostesses focused heavily on cooking and cleaning, sometimes decorating for the holiday can get left on the backburner. But like they say, “ambiance makes the meal!”
Give thanks in style this year by focusing your decorative eye on these four main areas of the house:
The table is where all of the action takes place on Thanksgiving, so make sure yours is dressed to impress.
- Filled with pinecones, autumn leaves, and assorted greenery, this turkey centerpiece will be the second most popular bird on your table.
- Sit plates and silverware on top of fall-inspired placemats.
- Whether you’re serving appetizers, dinner, or dessert, our Thanksgiving collection will put a smile on everyone’s face and looks as delicious as it tastes.
Thanksgiving may take place around the table, but guests have to get into your house before they can make it to their seat for dinner, so don’t forget about your entryway! With potentially dozens of guests heading your way, you’ll want to add a bit of functionality and beauty to your entryway.
- Lay mats down to catch and trap any snow or dirt.
- Clear out a coat closet to allow room for guests’ jackets.
- Have a place for guests to leave their shoes and boots.
Now that you’ve ensured your entryway will be clutter and dirt-free, it’s time to focus on the more fun decorations!
- Hang a festive autumn wreath on your front door.
- Get a jump on your Christmas decorating by hanging subtle, white lights around your doorway.
The Living Room
From rambunctious little ones to even more energetic football fans, the living room sees a lot of action on Thanksgiving.
- Make your living room feel cozy and inviting by adding throw pillows and blankets for guests to cuddle up with.
- Especially if you don’t have a fireplace, create your own warm glow by (safely) lighting candles around the room.
- Have an assortment of fresh flowers on your coffee table, end tables, and TV stand.
With appetizers going in and out of the oven, desserts being frosted, and pots being washed, the kitchen will be a popular hangout spot. Even if you’re hard at work, there are still plenty of ways to feel the holiday spirit.
- You’ll probably need all the counter space you can get your hands on, so try to keep kitchen decorations on the walls and up high. A chalkboard ‘menu’ with the night’s meal on it adds a unique touch to dinner.
- Include decorative pumpkins and greenery on top of your kitchen cabinets.
- Have something for guests to snack on while hard at work, like our turkey fruit creation!
- If you’ll be using kitchen counter space for a buffet-style dinner, place a label in front of each dish. Get really crafty and label foods that are gluten-free, dairy-free, or vegetarian.
From all of us at Fruit Bouquets, have a happy and healthy Thanksgiving!