Thanksgiving is only two weeks away (how did that happen?!!!!) and it is time to start planning and prepping, especially if you have “friendsgiving” celebrations before that! I am excited about some of the posts that will be coming between now and turkey day, and about the posts in the weeks to follow that. I try not to get too excited about Christmas before Thanksgiving comes, but sometimes knowing Christmas is coming is what I cling to when I feel stressed in November. So, these pre-Thanksgiving posts will hopefully help limit stress and help us focus on Thanksgiving as a day for family, gratitude and of course, food.
Today we have lots of options for how to prepare your table. Whether it is your first time hosting the food-centric holiday, your third time hosting your friendsgiving celebration, or your 30th time hosting the whole extended family, there are Thanksgiving table setting ideas for everyone. I think my favorite table setting is the “Rustic Elegance” one, but I love a good transferware plate too.
Most, if not all of these use greenery as their centerpiece, some mixed with flowers, fruits, vegetables or candles (or a combination). To keep costs down, gather greenery from plants around your yard. In a pinch, Trader Joe’s sells greenery for $2-$3! Easy and budget-friendly.
A tip, if you are hosting Thanksgiving and using a different table than your everyday kitchen table, you can set the table in advance, which will give you one less thing to worry about when dinner is ready and family is buzzing.
What is your favorite Thanksgiving table setting?