Hosting Thanksgiving can feel daunting, overwhelming and a lot of work. It definitely can be; with all the family in town, everyone offering to help, numerous dishes to make...the pressure is on!
However, with a lot of planning ahead of time it can be a breeze. One of the simpler items on the to-do list: the table setting.
This classic Thanksgiving tablescape is easy to re-create with only a handful of items. Use gourds from the grocery store as a centerpiece. These gourds are easy to find and most of the time on sale around the holidays. I used small pumpkins as place cards to add some personality.
My basic white plates are great for any table setting, using dinner and salad plates with white fabric napkins. These always make a showing at my dinner table. Large chargers are also used to add some color and pop to each place setting. Buying classic colors allows for you to customize to any theme, resulting in lower costs for your next party!
Use the same gourds for the centerpiece but did change it up for a more elegant Thanksgiving dinner. I used my China with crystal glasses and put the placemats down the middle. There was plenty of room to place all the dishes around the table for a classic family-style Thanksgiving dinner.