10 Thanksgiving Table Place Settings

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This Thanksgiving table place setting puts the ‘Thanks’ back in Thanksgiving.  I love that the friends over at Pop Sugar  have brought the outside in with this woodland centerpiece. The autumn colors bring the warm feeling of friends and family to your table. The individual place cards that encourage guest to take a moment of reflection are not only a great conversation starter but an aid to keep the true meaning of Thanksgiving at the forefront of our minds.  Gathering together, breaking bread with our neighbor and family, and sharing what we are thankful for fill not only our bellies but our hearts as well.

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The folks over at How Does She have hit the nail on the head when it comes to convincing my child to try new foods.  One of the wonderful things about Thanksgiving is how everyone has their special dish that reminds them of home during the holidays. But all of these delicious hometown foods is a landscape of unfamiliar to my 5 year old. By making tasting foods into a game you open up the possibility of finding a new favorite food. Ready? Set. Go!Kid Friendly Thanksgiving Tables at ThroughtThePaintedDoor.com


Good Ol’ Martha Stewart. Leave it to this home guru to remind us all that kids just really want to draw where it isn’t appropriate (on the table top, walls, floor). Well this Thanksgiving they can! By placing a craft paper down as a place mat or table cover you can have build-in recreation during what is likely to be a very long meal.

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These Squash and Gourd Vases from The Kitchn are a smart and simple way to bring some fall beauty to your Thanksgiving table place setting. Gourds come in all shapes, sizes and colors and you are bound to find one (or three!) that blend with your table-scape. Follow the link for a quick tutorial!


The Coloring Book Tablecloth from Parents Magazine puts the fun right at your seat.  This Thanksgiving table place setting will be enjoyable to the young and old. Consider drawing a place setting for family and friends that reflect their interests or have them pitch in and design one for each other!


The Casual and Organic Thanksgiving Tabletop from Lemon Thistle shows how using a simple pallet can elevate the elegance for your Thanksgiving table place setting. By simplifying the design all the elements that are presented carry a greater punch.  What a beautiful and easy way to dress your table for dinner.


Mini Cranberry Wreath Place Cards from Say Yes can be the center of your Thanksgiving table place setting by following the link provided. I love the look of incorporating the bright red of the cranberries, an ingredient you may already have just laying around!


Speaking of ingredients, this Rosemary Sprig Place Cards from Spoon Fork Bacon shows how your can integrate elements of the meal to come as decoration for your Thanksgiving table place setting.  The sprig is not only bright and fragrant but a hint of the delicious bounty to come! What else is on your shopping list that could be used in this way? Cinnamon sticks? Root vegetables? Open your fridge and pantry and get creative!


No time? Try this Utensil Holder Printable from Craftaholics Anonymous. You can give a groomed look to your Thanksgiving table place setting with minimal effort!


Turkey Feather Place Cards from Almost Makes Perfect is a colorful and whimsical way to add color to your Thanksgiving table place setting. With a few supplies you can bring bold color to your table and delight guests with their very own turkey!


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