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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Decorating for Thanksgiving

Tips for Decorating your Thanksgiving table:

When decorating for your Thanksgiving table, it works best to have a plan.
First, you need to decide on a color scheme. Pick out your tablecloth and napkins. If you don’t have a tablecloth, try a table runner or just placemats.  I usually use just the table runner because I don’t have a tablecloth to fit my table.

Look around your room, your yard and your home. Is there some special piece you want to have shine? Are your candles hiding in a closet somewhere? Pull them out; there are lots of ways to use  your special objects.

Do you want a centerpiece? The best one would be one that doesn’t obstruct the view across the table. You want to be able to see all your guests! Also, it would be great if your centerpiece could be left on the table even with all your serving dishes.

Some of the things you have around your house can make great centerpieces. Try silk leaves scattered up and down the center with a few votive candles among them.

A tall glass jar or hurricane lamp makes a great centerpiece. Just add fall leaves either real or silk, it’s all good!

A simple, low glass bowl will do great with leaves, fall flowers or even some small gourds! Let your imagination run wild!

If you don’t want or don’t have the room to do a centerpiece, try a small flower on or above each plate.

Don’t forget the napkins, the nice glasses and silverware!

If you have little ones, set up the kids table with a paper tablecloth (white preferably) and give them some crayons to color on the table while they are waiting for the food to be ready.

But above all have fun!