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.
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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.
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
- Placemats or Tablecloth
- Table runner
- Cloth napkins
- Water glasses
- Wine glasses (if you will be serving wine)
- Thanksgiving decor such as a cornucopia, mini pumpkins, gourds, wheat bundles, wood slices, fresh greenery, and votive candles.
- Napkin rings
- Salad plates
- Dinner plates
- Charger plates
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.
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.
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.
If you have a cornucopia basket, you can fill it with white pumpkins, fresh fruit, or natural elements like fall leaves or branches.
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
- Dinner plates (mine happen to have a blue edge around them, a great way to add a touch of blue).
- Add salad plates.
- 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.
- 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.
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.
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,