Thanksgiving Table Settings

Thanksgiving is a holiday about gratitude, food and beautiful table settings. Transitioning from trick or treat to turkey will be a breeze, and easy on your pocket book too, with these simple decorating tips for your Thanksgiving Table Settings.  Here I am on the set of The Broadcast ready to share some budget friendly tips for Thanksgiving.


Brown, Green and Gold Thanksgiving Table Setting

One of the best things about fall is that the base color palette can stay the same throughout the season, transitioning your decor from one holiday to the next.  Here are some of my favorite tips for transitioning from Halloween to Thanksgiving decor:

  • Play with Pumpkins – One of the great things about fall decorations is that most of the materials are long-lasting, including pumpkins.  You can use the orange pumpkins with fall leaves, decorative corn and lots of natural elements for an updated look.  Or you can turn fresh uncarved traditional orange pumpkins into a more trendy display by spray painting them white and gold.  

Gold Pumpkin Place Setting

  • Bring the Outdoors In – Thanksgiving decor works great when we invite the outdoors in.  With everything nature provides us during the fall season, it is easy and inexpensive to blend the two.  Use real or faux gourds, acorns, fall foliage and fresh fall colored florals to set a nature inspired table.

Veggie Inspired Thanksgiving Centerpiece

  • Set the Table – You’ve slaved in the kitchen all day to prepare the perfect feast make sure your table setting is just as yummy.  Dress up your basic dishes with chargers and patterned plates.  Create a stunning, yet simple centerpiece that will keep the conversation flowing, like this veggie inspired centerpiece I made for less than $15.  Make guest feel welcome with personalized place cards perfectly placed in front of each place setting.

Thanksgiving Placecards

With these simple tips your table will look as great as your turkey!  Watch my TV segment on The Broadcast for more ideas and tips on how to recreate this beautiful Thanksgiving table setting.


Mariah Leeson is the creative mind behind With a passion for celebrating, Mariah created Giggles Galore to inspire families to celebrate life’s little moments with creative, budget friendly ideas. She loves cooking, reading, crafting, hosting parties and most of all spending time giggling with her family.

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