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How to Decorate an Elegant Thanksgiving Table on a Budget

Elegant Thanksgiving Table
Elegant Thanksgiving Table

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So you planned and prepared and shopped and cooked and cut and arranged and prepped and roasted and carved and garnished and…now it is here. The day we have all been waiting for, Thanksgiving marks the end of one holiday and the beginning of another, Christmas.

I love this holiday set in early fall because it has such a positive effect on my mood. When the days grow shorter, the leaves start to change color, and my family gathers together once again, I am happy. And when they gather around my table, it makes me even happier. So let’s not miss out on the opportunity to show our guests how thankful we truly are!

When it comes to hosting a Thanksgiving dinner for family and friends, it can be easy to stress about decor. Will the dishes clash with my table linens? What about my serving platters? How do I create an elegant table with such a limited budget? It is possible to create an elegant tablescape for your Thanksgiving dinner without spending a fortune. Sometimes, simply changing up your serving dishes and adding a few simple decorations can create an elegant tablescape that will impress everyone at your table.

Below you will find the 6 steps you need on “How to Decorate an Elegant Thanksgiving Table on a Budget”. This will save you money!

3D Pumpkin Wreath Form Centerpiece

Step 1: The Centerpiece– It’s all about the details, the centerpiece is your focal point. Here’s a cute 3D Pumpkin Wreath Form Centerpiece. It’s a DIU project that you can do with your family. Click the button below for instructions.

Where Simple Meet Elegant

Step 2: The Place Settings Where Simple Meets Elegant-Mix in solid placemats in fall felt cutouts such as owls, pumpkins, or a leaf and build your fall theme from there. You can then add a gold or burgundy charger to your felt cutouts. Next, place a dinner plate on each charger. You get the idea, right? For instructions click the button below.

Elegant Glassware

Step 3: Silverware and Glassware- You can get Silver Plastic Flatware and Napkin Sets, 4-ct. Packs or by the case. I have used these several times and they look realistic and very elegant. These glasses are so pretty and make any table look beautiful.

Harvest Leaf Glass

Step 4: Complete Your Table Setting– With an array of colorful pumpkins or gourds that you can purchase from your local grocery store. To save more money, you can get Colorful Pumpkin Slotted Tealight Candle Holders, Harvest Leaf Glass Tealight Candle Holders, and more ideas by clicking the button below.

Beautiful Thanksgiving Table
The Possibilities Are Endless

Step 5: Other Alternatives- You can always hit the thrift stores as well too. There are great bargains to be found. If you are short on time as well as cash, ask your family to bring some dishes. There is no shame in doing this. Make sure you are staying on your color scheme. White dishes are an excellent choice and it’s safe.

Pinecones And Candle Centerpiece
Pinecones and Candles

6. Some Other Inexpensive Ideas- You can use candles to help decorate your table along with the centerpiece. You can also use pinecones and spray paint them gold, white, or just leave them natural. How about some colored glass vases and put little fall flowers in them? Whatever you decide it will be elegant and beautiful.

Follow these 6 steps above and you are sure to have a beautiful elegant table that you created all on a budget.

From my family to yours, Happy Thanksgiving!

Donna Kennedy🦃

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