14 Thanksgiving Tablescape Ideas

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Thanksgiving is just days away and I am just now sitting down at my computer to look for ideas on how to decorate our table. I know, crazy right?! Well, here’s the back story on why I’m so late in the game.

 

I got a text message from my dad last Thursday night asking me if we could do Thanksgiving at our house because their kitchen was still in the remodeling stage. I panicked, wondered how I would ever cook a turkey by myself {without burning the house down}, and then texted back yes…but I’ll need help with the food. You see, in all of my 28 years….I have never had to host Thanksgiving. I just usually show up, bring a side dish or dessert, eat, and be merry! This year I think it’s time for me to grow up a bit and take on the challenge of hosting Thanksgiving at our house with only a week’s notice.

 

So, today I thought I would share with you 14 Thanksgiving tablescape ideas that I thought were absolutely gorgeous and done by some of my amazing blogging friends!

 

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A Place for Us Blog

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Making Lemonde Blog

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Sophia’s Decor

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The Lilypad Cottage

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Aka Design

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Town and Country Living

 

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Domestically Speaking

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Liz Marie Blog

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My Sweet Savannah

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Miss Mustard Seed

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Craftberry Bush

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Design Dining & Diapers

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It’s Overflowing

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Our Prairie Home

You may be wondering…how is she going to do it? With just a week to spare? The truth is, I work best under pressure and so I’m kicking things into high gear. This is my plan:

Menu:
Turkey, Stuffing, and cranberry sauce
Mashed potatoes and gravy
Broccoli salad {I need to share the recipe on this one}
Green bean casserol
Angel food salad {one of our family favorites}
Homemade pumpkin pie
Homemade pecan pie
Rolls
Holiday beverages {some alcoholic and some not…organic apple cider will be my choice}

Activities:
Board/card games
Watching holiday movies
Cooking
Creating memories

Table Decor:
White dishware and serving ware
Burlap table runner
White and grey painted pumpkins
Jute twine
Chargers {from the dollar store}
Wine glasses
Acorns
Pinecones
Linen napkins
and possibly some chalkboard paint accents

Luckily, I have all of these items on hand besides the burlap table runner and charges, so I will be running to Hobby Lobby tomorrow to pick one up {using my 40% off coupon of course and praying they still have some in stock} and then to the dollar store.

I will be posting updates via Instagram so make sure to follow me there @BlissfullyEverAfter.

Are you hosting Thanksgiving this year?

How do you decorate for it?

Wish me luck!

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Jennifer is the founder and author of Blissfully Ever After, a lifestyle blog featuring the hottest and latest DIY projects, home decor trends, stylish crafts, easy recipes, budget living advice, and health tips. A former 9-5 corporate worker turned savvy Mom and Housewife shares her secrets of creating a blissful life {even on a budget}! Your one stop shop for all things crafty, life, and home!
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Comments

  1. Michelle says

    Jen, google Alton Brown’s thanksgiving turkey. There was an episode on FoodNetwork several years back about cooking a turkey. He has the best brine recipe!! It is really easy, and very tasty. Turkey’s are easy to make. I have been out on my own for as long as you are old. :) Making a turkey for myself and my little family that I made when I got married and had my kids. (born into a completely dysfunctional family and married a great guy, but his mother is a piece of work) I still make a big turkey dinner for just the 4 of us. I use that brine recipe.. SO GOOD. I also found a recipe for homemade cranberry sauce that is so good and easy. I mentioned trying different sides or a different spin on some of them and my 25 yr old told me no. LOL She likes the ones we have the way they are. :) Have a great Thanksgiving.
    http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/alton-brown/good-eats-roast-turkey-recipe/index.html
    http://allrecipes.com/recipe/oranged-cranberry-sauce/ I don’t add 2 c. of water to them. I put less than that. It takes forever for it to cook down otherwise. Besides, cranberries float in water so to add enough to cover… (I live a few hours from cranberry bogs in WI).

    • says

      I should have made one myself, but got scared last minute and needed to hurry! I did use a 40% off coupon! making the runner under $5 :) thanks for the tutorial, I’m def pinning it for later!

  2. says

    Sweet blog! I found it while browsing on Yahoo News.
    Do you have any tips on how to get listed in Yahoo News? I’ve been trying for a while but I never seem to get there!
    Thank you

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