With families planning new and unique ways to gather for Thanksgiving this year, I thought it might be fun to show you 5 Simple Ways to Set an Outdoor Thanksgiving Table. I know many of you may not be able to gather outdoors, but this would be equally easy to achieve inside!
I created this table for a fall dinner party but think it would be equally beautiful for Thanksgiving dinner either indoors or outside.
START WITH A NEUTRAL TABLE RUNNER
The easiest way to begin a beautiful Thanksgiving table is to lay a neutral table runner along the center of the table. For this setting, I laid a textured charcoal table runner across the center of our round table.
Whether you have a round or rectangular table, a neutral table runner is a great starting place. Any color from gray to flax and linen tones would work.
ADD MINI WHITE PUMPKINS AND FALL LEAVES
On top of the table runner, I sprinkled a fair amount of mini white pumpkins mixed with preserved fall leaves. This is the easiest way to add that touch of fall without going overboard.
ADD A SIMPLE FORAGED FLOWER CENTERPIECE
For an outdoor table setting, I love to use greenery and flowers found in my garden because it creates an effortlessly natural and cohesive look. For this centerpiece, I gathered a bunch of purple salvia and placed them in a simple white jug.
This bright pop of color, while perhaps not traditionally a fall tone, is a pretty contrast to the neutral base of the table runner and pumpkins.
Whether indoors or outside, a large, single variety garden centerpiece is always beautiful!
ADD COPPER ELEMENTS
The addition of copper elements is the best way to add a warm fall tone and create a festive look. For this table, I used bright copper chargers, copper candlesticks, and copper flatware.
This look could also be achieved with rose gold, brass, or yellow gold elements, depending on your preference.
INCLUDE SOMETHING COZY
Nothing says cozy fall like a warm blanket thrown over a couple of dining chairs. If you are setting an outdoor thanksgiving table, a blanket or two might be a welcome addition for your guests.
Whether your Thanksgiving gathering is small or large, indoors or outside, this years seems like a time for simplicity and appreciation for the blessings in our lives. I will be keeping it simple this year, with my family and I hope this gives you some ideas about how to create a lovely table for yours!
Have a Beautiful Day!
PS: You can see some additional Thanksgiving table ideas for indoor dining on these posts!