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Thanksgiving Entertaining: Decorate Your Table for Thanksgiving!

Hosting a Thanksgiving celebration can be both exciting and intimidating. From the turkey prep to the table settings, nerves and expectations are high. If it is your first year as a host, or even your 20th, we’ve rounded up a few Thanksgiving entertaining ideas and tips that will help make the day satisfying for both you and your guests. Here are a few easy steps to make your Thanksgiving dinner a success!

It Starts with the Table: When it comes to setting the tone for your Thanksgiving celebration, there’s no better place to start than with your table setting. Play off of the natural rich colors of autumn by incorporating deep reds, browns, orange, gold, and green. Select a stunning table runner to drape over the edges of the table, and scatter small pumpkins and gourds as a fun way to incorporate natural elements. Of course, starting with a stunning dining table will provide the perfect landscape for your decor and ensure your guests have adequate seating and dining space. Furniture of Dalton has a stunning selection of in-stock dining sets that you can take home today to accommodate any size gathering or style. From large farmhouse tables to elegant dining sets, we have you covered! Visit our Pinterest page for more table setting ideas.

Gorgeous Roxbury Dining Table at Furniture of Dalton 

Exceptional Service: With COVID-19, how your guests are served may look a little different this year. Buffet-style is traditionally a great way to allow your guests to sample all of their favorite dishes. If you have a small gathering with immediate family, this style of dining may suit you well. However, if you are hosting a larger gathering, consider having individual servings lined up so guests can grab and go. Incorporate your serving dishes into your decor for an easy and simple setup.   

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Incorporate Kindness: Remember the spirit of Thanksgiving and extend love and grace to your guests by keeping them at the center of your mind when it comes to table decor and food. Keep centerpieces and other table settings at eye level so guests can mingle and chat with unobstructed views. Be sure to ask if any of your guests have dietary restrictions like a dairy allergy or if they are vegetarian. Be sure to have options to accommodate these preferences so your guests feel welcome and acknowledged. 

Sweet Endings: At Thanksgiving, dessert is as much of a main attraction as the turkey. Arrange cakes and pies on stands of varying heights to display your sweet spread, or pass cookies and pastries around the table family style. You can also prepare desserts in individual serving containers so guests can grab and go. Don’t forget to serve tea and coffee along with dessert to keep guests alert after the infamous turkey coma that is sure to ensue.

Encourage Lingering: While Thanksgiving is undeniably about the food, the true testament of a great celebration is when your guests want to stay after the meal to mingle and enjoy each other’s company. Help facilitate the lingering with plenty of casual seating. Include a DIY bar for guests to make an after-dinner cocktail. Be sure to enjoy the fun yourself. After all, you deserve it!


Photo by Samantha Hammack 

Thanksgiving is truly a time to reflect on all of our many blessings and create cherished memories with friends and family. We hope these tips and ideas help make your Thanksgiving celebration one you will remember and enjoy! As you prepare your grocery shopping list and pull out family recipes, let Furniture of Dalton help you with all your entertaining needs. We have on-stock options for small and large gatherings that you can take home the same day! Visit us on Black Friday and enjoy free same-day shipping within 50 miles of the store. Book an appointment on Facebook, message us on Instagram, or call us today at (800) 262-3132. From our family to yours, we hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving celebration!

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Give thanks! Decor for dining

Whether you have a full house this Thanksgiving or a table for two, we’ve got the leads on pretty ways to set the scene. Check out these fresh ideas for a gracious table.


Table Of Contents

  • Still Life

  • Simplify

  • Think Twice

  • Mix and Match

  • Dark and Stormy

  • Set to Dine


Still Life

Thanksgiving Centerpieces

For a tabletop that looks good enough to eat, take a trip to your local farmer’s market. You’ll find gorgeous fruit and vegetables that are pretty enough to paint. Not the artistic type? Group these findings along the center of your table, for a cornucopia of plenty. In the sunny states? Pick fresh citrus to line your table: Meyer’s lemons and ruby red grapefruit are stunners. Colder climes? Winter squash, beets, and radishes are ravishing.

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Want the simplest take on the season? Choose table settings in all white, and drape greenery down the center. White china will let your decadent dishes shine, in all their cranberry colored glory. Gather brass candlesticks and pretty glasses to reflect the light and elevate the look. Set a simple scene where the meal and company can take center stage.

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Think Twice

Thanksgiving Dinner Centerpiece

Want a bit of color, but a tabletop that’s still tied together? You can’t go wrong with a two color scheme. Our favorite combo is blue and white. Look for blue glass bottles at your local flea market, and cluster together as a centerpiece. Hiding your grandmother’s blue willow ware in the china cabinet? ‘Tis the season to celebrate this timeless style. Lovely blue tablecloths or printed napkins round out the scene.

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Mix + Match

Matching Thanksgiving Dinner Set



Not in the mood for matching? Layer your patterns for an energized, eclectic take. Find dishes in a range of colors and motifs, and make pretty pairings. Each setting can be its own play of color and style. Set off the riot with single color linens, or push variety with your tablecloth and napkins, too.

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Dark + Stormy

Elegant Thanksgiving Dining Sets

For utmost elegance, dim the lights. Layer a dark tablecloth on lighter tables (navy is on point), or let your heirloom, dark wood dining set take center stage. Choose flowers in burgundy and deep rose. Low tea lights lend just enough glow for wining and dining.

Whether your crew is large or your turkey small, follow these leads to set a sumptuous scene. Happy Holidays!

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