We are rapidly approaching one of the biggest holidays of the year! As Thanksgiving gets closer and closer, those of us who are hosting the big holiday for our friends and families start to panic and stress a little more. Other than your food tasting amazing, you probably want to decorate and make your home look nice for your guests. One of the easiest ways to catch the eye of the people who are coming over is to create an amazingly stunning table setting. There are so many ideas to dress up the centerpiece of Thanksgiving.
The Table Decor
One of the most simple things to add to your Thanksgiving table is a table cloth and a runner. Chances are, you probably already have one festive enough for the occasion.
After the table cloth is placed, it is time to work on the place settings. Of course you are more than welcome to go right ahead and set your place settings, or you can opt to put down a decorative place mat for each seat, as well as a charger. You know? The decorative plate under the dinner plate sort of deal. These two items will add elegance and sophistication to your table. They aren’t required though, so if you don’t have either you don’t have to worry about it.
Next, it is time to put down the place settings! First, place your dinner plate on top of the charger, if you have one. Forks go to the left of the plate, and the knife (with the blade turned toward the plate) and spoon go to the right. Bread plates go to the left of the place setting, glassware to the right. Finally, napkins can be placed either on top of the dinner plate or to the side of the plate. In order to keep the table less crowded than it is already going to be, keep dessert plates and silverware out of the way until you sit down for that part of the meal.
Now that you have everything set, you can work on the decorations. Use some of the fall decorations you have laying around your house, or buy a pretty bouquet for your center piece. There is going to be a lot of food taking up space on the table, so minimal decorations are all that is necessary.
Of course you don’t need to decorate your table extravagantly. Dollar stores, Wal-Mart, Hobby Lobby, and so many other stores offer simple and inexpensive decorating options.
Whether your table looks simple and laid back or like it came out of a magazine, I hope everyone has a wonderful fun filled Thanksgiving!
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