Thanksgiving is certainly one of those holidays that can come with a lot of stress-inducing planning. Especially if you are hosting Thanksgiving dinner! So let us help you tackle one thing on your to-do list. Today we’re sharing some ideas for how to prepare your table for Thanksgiving dinner.
It’s All in the Details
Thanksgiving is a family-oriented occasion. And often everyone wants to be together and in the same place for the day. This can be daunting for any host, so today we’re sharing some of our favorite ways for how to prepare your table for Thanksgiving dinner.
This is all about the little things you can do to give your guests the best experience possible. And this doesn’t include all of your fabulous seasonal home décor that they will be ogling over! From place settings to food labels, we’ve got lots of ideas for you to throw together a gorgeous holiday spread.
How to Prepare Your Table for Thanksgiving Dinner
One of the major undertakings in hosting Thanksgiving dinner is setting the table. This comes as no surprise, but we love creating a stunning table setting. Your dining table acts as a first impression when your guests start arriving, so it can really set the mood for the evening.
If you’re already going to be pulling out your nice china for the night, why not go all out! Start by creating Thanksgiving menus for each place setting to build some anticipation for the feast. We have gorgeous editable designs in navy or cream, depending on your holiday color scheme.
If you’re serving Thanksgiving dinner buffet style, you can set out pretty holiday food tags with the names of each dish, including food allergy flags for anyone with dietary restrictions. The great thing about these food tags is that you can also use the same template to create matching name cards for each place setting. Continuing with the same design scheme, round out your table setting with printable labels for your wine bottles and water jugs.
Big Thanksgiving dinner celebrations tend to have a kid’s table for the little ones. So we’ve got you covered for making a fun and inviting table setting. Our kid’s table setup comes with its own menus, name cards, straw flags, and even little cards that kids can use to write down what they are thankful for.
Making a thankful box is a similar activity that you can do with your guests on Thanksgiving day. A thankful box can be used in lots of different ways, but we love the idea of having each guest write something they are thankful for when they arrive. Stick them all into the box and then share them after you finish dinner!
Some other little touches that can take your Thanksgiving dinner table over the top are our fall tea towels, felt ball trivets, giving thanks serving tray, and Thanksgiving candle wraps with coordinating matchbox labels.
After enjoying your delicious Thanksgiving dinner, leftovers are usually inevitable. Not that we’re complaining! If you want to send some of your guests home with leftovers, you can surprise them by adding editable leftover labels to their to-go containers.
Type in your specific dishes, or just write your favorite holiday messages. Our pie slice to-go boxes are also perfect for spreading some pumpkin pie goodness. To organize the leftovers in your fridge, you can find our playful vinyl tupperware labels in this post.
To see all of our Thanksgiving solutions, ideas, and DIY projects, head over to our Thanksgiving section. You’ll find more ways for how to prepare your table for Thanksgiving dinner there as well! Let us know what crafts you’ll be making by posting them on your social pages with the hashtag #MadeWithLia.
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Happy Thanksgiving! ~ Lia and team