How to Decorate for Thanksgiving

tips to decorate for Thanksgiving

When you think about decorating for the holidays, Halloween and Christmas are definitely the easiest. But right between the two is Thanksgiving. While we all know what to eat, you may not know how to decorate. Here are a few tips on how to decorate for Thanksgiving to give your whole house a festive feel.

  • As the complete fall staple, pumpkins are an easy way to decorate for the fall. But if you want to break up the orange, try chalk painting some pumpkins for a unique color palette.
  • Thankful tree. Create a thankful tree that family members and guests can add to. Print and cut out leaves for people to write on and share what they are thankful for. Add them to the tree and watch it grow.
  • Leaf table runner. Use colorful felt in whatever combination you choose to cut out large leaf shapes. Then, hand-stitch them together to create a unique table runner that doubles as a hot pad for Thanksgiving dishes.
  • Autumn door greeter. Use a small chalkboard or create your own using chalkboard paint. Write a welcome greeting and decorate the border with fall leaves and berries to hang on your front door.

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Thanksgiving Traditions

Thanksgiving traditions

While Thanksgiving is usually packed full of traditions, most of those family traditions usually involve food and the way it is prepared. If you’ve been aching to try something new this year, but don’t want to mess with the menu, consider adding some of these Thanksgiving traditions to your annual feast.

  • Eat breakfast. While some families have a strict “no breakfast” rule, why not indulge yourself? Search the internet for an intriguing fall-themed breakfast, such as this pumpkin pie breakfast bake.
  • Go for a walk. While this holiday is all about indulging on our favorite holiday foods, getting a little bit of exercise will lessen the stress of the day and perhaps even increase your appetite.
  • Create a thankful tree. Cut out colorful leaf-shaped pieces of paper. Have all of your guests write down what they are thankful for and attach them to the tree. You can share all the thankfulness over dinner.
  • Let the kids help. While toddlers and preschoolers may not be up to the task, older kids can definitely lend a hand. Put them in charge of dessert and they can take orders and serve.
  • Make a toast. Let everyone around the table make a toast. It will bring the family together and help slow down the meal.

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