Thanksgiving is 5 days away. What are your plans? My plans are to be with family. I definitely can not wait to taste my Grandmother Pearlene's famous Sweet Potato Pie. There is no other recipe like my Grandmother's. Well we all look forward to the spread of food for Thanksgiving, but what about the decor. Most of the time decor for the Holidays only comes to mind when thinking of Christmas. However Thanksgiving is worthy of decor as well. Decor could be as simple as a fall wreath on the door, pumpkins, and scarecrows like for Harvest Fest. The dinner table setting is most important. The presentation adds to the enjoyment of partaking in the feast.

So I am going to share some table decorating ideas that will not present a challenge. First let's start with a table cloth. The tablecloth can be in the brown or orange family. Make sure that you have measured the tables length and width, ensuring that the tablecloth covers the entire table, but does not drag the floor. The next accent is a table runner. Preferably a lighter color than the tablecloth. If you do not like table runners, then place mats instead should be okay. Chargers placed at each sit, then plates and napkins to match the runner or place mats, and eating utensils placed in the proper eating etiquette order. Drinking goblets add a nice touch no matter the drink being served. Centerpieces such as a Vase with flowers, or large glass globe with Thanksgiving inspired decor. Surrounding the centerpiece should be pillar candles. Another choice could be a Thanksgiving inspired arrangement. This type of table decorating would require a separate table for the food. The food table should be decorated as well. The Turkey as the centerpiece and all sides arranged around the Turkey. I also love having a separate table for desserts. Your tablecloths for your food tables should match the dinner table, if not the runner as a contrast.

Our Families deserved to be catered as if they were at a Restaurant, so why not take time to decorate for Thanksgiving Dinner. If you do not have time to do it designate another family member to do the task. Your family will be Thankful, pleased, and never forget it. Happy Thanksgiving from my family to yours. Enjoy and remember what we all should be most Thankful for, our families!!! Until the next event, party or festival.....

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