Beautiful Blue and Orange Thanksgiving Table Decor Ideas

Come along and explore practical and creative ideas for a beautiful blue and orange Thanksgiving table. We’ll look at the color palette, linen options, centerpiece inspiration, decorative accents, and personal touches.  Get ready to elevate your Thanksgiving celebration with a blend of blue and orange hues.”

Today, I am joining a wonderful group of bloggers hosted by my friend Laura @decortoadore to bring you an array of Thanksgiving inspiration. 

If you have come over from Laura’s blog, welcome. I don’t doubt that you enjoyed her Glittery Thanksgiving Wonderland. Laura is so talented and never disappoints.  

Thanksgiving is when we express thanks for the year’s blessings, typically celebrated with family members. I take pleasure in setting up an inviting table for my family to enjoy as we partake in the traditional Thanksgiving dinner of turkey, potatoes, fresh green beans, harvest salad, and pumpkin pie.

In a departure from the usual color scheme, I decided to introduce some blue this year, giving the table a touch of uniqueness while maintaining a festive and cohesive look.

An orange and blue themed Thanksgiving table with pumpkins, persimmons, and fresh greenery.-Blue and Orange Thanksgiving Table Decor Ideas

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What to Decorate A Thanksgiving Table With?

My best advice is to create a table with the things you love! A table design should be an expression of your own personality. 

A tablescape that mirrors your personality establishes a personal connection with your guests. It provides a glimpse into your tastes, preferences, and style, fostering a more intimate and welcoming atmosphere.

Blue and Orange Thanksgiving Table Decor Palette

In curating my Thanksgiving table, I deliberately selected a color palette that embodied the warmth of traditional Thanksgiving colors and incorporated my favorite, blue, to give visual interest and a festive feel.

The image encapsulates this thoughtful blend, showcasing my vision. I meticulously gathered everything required, and a visit to the local flower market completed my vision with fresh greens and persimmons, a delightful addition obtained for a mere $15.00.

Color palette of blue and orange for a Thanksgiving table. Blue and Orange Thanksgiving Table Decor Ideas

By deliberately combining classic fall colors with the lively vibrancy of blue, I aim to craft a tablescape grounded in tradition that distinctly mirrors my personal style.

The Process of Setting a Table 

Once you decide on your color palette, you must choose where to host your Thanksgiving meal. Will you have dinner in the dining room, family room, or outside?

Do you want a formal look or prefer casual table settings?

Now, it’s time to take inventory. What do you already have on hand that you can use for your dinner party? 

​Items Needed for a Blue and Orange Thanksgiving Table Setting

I am hosting Thanksgiving day outside since we still have nice weather and a beautiful setting. So, I will set the table for a more casual event. This entailed placemats and a table runner down the center of the dinner table. 

Table setting in process with placemats, table runner, greenery, fruit, and a centerpiece with a pumpkin
Blue and Orange Thanksgiving Table Decor Ideas-Blue and white pumpkins sitting amongst fresh greenery and persimmons on the Thanksgiving table.

Blue and Orange Thanksgiving Table Decor Ideas

Now that you’ve taken stock of your available resources for a table creation let’s turn our attention to decorations. Are flowers on your radar?

In my case, I opted for simplicity, aiming for a centerpiece that could be easily removed during the meal. This way, everyone seated at the table could enjoy an unobstructed view of each other.

What Do You Put In The Middle of The Thanksgiving Table?

​Craft a beautiful centerpiece to be the focal point of your table.

I love creating a beautiful floral arrangement, but I am keeping it simple this year with an easy DIY Thanksgiving centerpiece.

I’m using orange pumpkins that I made last year, and they pair well with one of my vintage finds, this heavy cast iron urn.

Blue and Orange Thanksgiving Table Decor Ideas-A vintage urn sits on a table, ready to create a centerpiece for a Blue and orange tablescape for Thanksgiving.
Blue and Orange Thanksgiving Table Decor Ideas-Pumpkin centerpiece sitting on top of a vintage urn on a table with a rust-colored table runner.

I added some greenery and placed the pumpkin on top of the urn. In addition, I added some fresh greenery and persimmons on both sides of the urn.

Fresh greenery as a start to creating a blue and orange tablescape for Thanksgiving.
A pile of persimmons

Next, I added several blue and white fabric pumpkins with natural stems (that are super easy to make), a few more terra cotta orange pumpkins, and a few gourds. 

Blue and Orange Thanksgiving Table Decor Ideas-Blue and white pumpkins sitting amongst fresh greenery and persimmons on the Thanksgiving table.

If you have a cornucopia basket, you can fill it with white pumpkins, fresh fruit, or natural elements like fall leaves or branches.

DIY Rope cornucopia filled with pumpkins as a Thanksgiving Centerpiece.
A large orange fairytale pumpkin with an arrangement of succulents planted

Or you can create a floral centerpiece and use a fresh pumpkin as your vase, or plant succulents on top of your pumpkin.

Fill lanterns with natural accents of pumpkins, pine cones, and candles and place them in the center of the table.  

The options are endless, so this is where you can let your creativity flow. 

Setting the Table

Table setting in progress with two chargers sitting on a table decorated with persimmons and blue and white pumpkins.
Table setting in progress with two chargers sitting on a table decorated with persimmons and blue and white pumpkins.
Table setting in progress with two chargers and a dinner plate sitting on a table decorated with persimmons and blue and white pumpkins.
Blue and Orange Thanksgiving Table Decor Ideas-Beautiful turkey salad plates sitting on a Thanksgiving table.
  • Add some gold flatware, or use the flatware you have at home.
  • Set your cloth napkins in place. Use napkin rings if you have them. 
Blue and Orange Thanksgiving Table Decor Ideas-Full place setting view for Thanksgiving with the salad plate on top of the dinner plate on two chargers with gold flatware.

Practical Tips

  • Keep it budget-friendly by using what you have at home.
  • Shop the Dollar Store for dishes and decor items, or invest in reusable elements that can be used for other occasions or repurposed in different ways.
  • Use fresh greenery or rosemary cuttings and branches out of your yard (or a friend’s yard). 
  • Make DIY decorations. 
  • If you want less cleanup, use paper plates and napkins.

Blue and Orange Thanksgiving Table Ideas – Adding Personal Touches

I enjoy adding a personal touch to my table settings by including individual place cards, a thoughtfully crafted menu card, and a grateful card for each guest.

Full place setting with name card, menu card, and Grateful card for your guests.

This ensures that every person feels genuinely welcomed and special. I design my cards to match my tablescape each year and make them available for FREE (a small way of saying I am grateful to all of you!) You can easily customize them with your guest’s names and menu.

Name card placed in a pinecone on a Thanksgiving table.
Menu Card for Thanksgiving- Free Printable.

This way, our guests know exactly what is on the menu, and we can all take a few minutes to remind ourselves of all the blessings in our lives over the past year. 

I hope this post gave you a little inspiration to create your easy Thanksgiving table setting. Remember, there are no rules, so have fun and use what you have. 

I also wish you and your family a very Happy Thanksgiving. I am truly grateful to each and every one of you who takes the time to enjoy my blog. 

Now, it’s time to hop over to @stonegableblog. My friend Yvonne has a beautiful style that you will love. Yvonne and I have a few things in common, so I love reading her blog and family stories. She lives where I was born amongst the Amish and has six grandchildren like I do.  Living in Southern California, I miss life in Lancaster, PA.

Have a wonderful week,


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  1. Wow! Such a beautiful Thanksgiving table, Wendy! I love the blue and orange color combination. Wishing you and your family a very happy Thanksgiving!

    1. Thank you, Lynne, I pray you too will have a nice Thanksgiving.

  2. You are such an inspiration Wendy! This table setting is gorgeous, I especially love the blue and orange together. I am not someone who gravitates towards orange, but this is stunning! I have never seen the large round pinecones in my area, darn, I wish we had them! I have been using some of the pinecones we have collected in my decor, and I even cut one up to create a small flower recently like you did in the spring. See, inspiration! Have a wonderful week!

    1. Hello friend! you are simply the sweetest person! I sure wish we lived closer and could hang out together.
      I have a few pinecones left, send me your address, I am happy to share.

  3. I’m loving all the organic details in your tablescape Wendy! Too many to list, but persimmons… really? They are absolutely gorgeous in the mix, and I love that orangey red color! Happy Thanksgiving!

    1. Thank you so much, Michelle. I happen to love the look of persimmons, but I don’t care to eat them.

  4. We have a persimmon tree at the farmhouse and I’ve never thought about incorporating them in a tablescape or anything really. Love your ideas. And adding the blue this year was genius. It makes everything stand out even more. Lovely table. Happy Thanksgiving!

    1. Thank you so much, Cindy. Now get your clippers out and start cutting! Happy Thanksgiving.

  5. How fun that your weather is nice enough to enjoy Thanksgiving outside! Love your blue and orange vibrant colors for the Thanksgiving table, especially if you’re outdoors and everything around you is vibrant. Sometimes we have snow on the ground for T-day; then I’m more in the mood for more subtle colors; all depends on what nature’s doing!

    1. I agree with you, Lora. Mother Nature certainly determines our moods.

  6. Such a beautiful and festive table. I love all of the pumpkins. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

  7. What a beautiful table Wendy! I love that you set it up outside, and those blue pumpkins sure make the oranges pop! Lovely inspiration. Happy Thanksgiving!

    1. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family Cindy.

  8. Wendy, you’ve outdone yourself, my friend!! Your tablescape is spectacular!!

  9. Love, love, love, this Thanksgiving tablescape, Wendy! You always have such a special way of mixing colors and textures together to make each tablescape and centerpiece feel warm and inviting. It’s just gorgeous! I hope you and your family have a fabulous Thanksgiving celebration, CoCo

    1. Thank you CoCo. It was a very busy week, but so special to have the kids and family home. I hope that yours was wonderful too.

  10. The addition of that brilliant blue is amazing. It’s the perfect addition to the warm colors of the tablescape. Setting an outdoor table this time of year is wonderful to be able to do. Each element works so well together, Wendy. Just beautiful and so well curated.

    1. Thank you so much, Debra. I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving, my friend.

  11. Your table is just STUNNING , Wendy!! I love how you added touches of blue to the normally more neutral setting. Those turkey plates are completely adorable. Pinned!! Happy Thanksgiving!

  12. Your blue and orange table is stunning. I love the colors and they add so much charm to your table. Great post sharing how to put together a table using the basics and adding in tons of character. Such a pretty table for your family and friends to enjoy.

  13. Wendy your table is absolutely gorgeous. I love how you paired various shades of orange and blue and used a variety of textures for interest. Truly fabulous!

  14. Your tablescape is stunning. Such a gorgeous combination of colors and elements. Blessings to you.

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