5 Tips to Create a Gorgeous Thanksgiving Table Entertain and Impress Your Family and Friends November 24, 2021 By Liz Johnson Happy (almost) Thanksgiving! We are here to take the last-minute stress away and bring you 5 tips to help set a gorgeous Thanksgiving table that will impress family and friends and create a perfect ambiance to entertain. Set the Table Make your guests feel right at home by setting the table. Roll out a table runner to add a layer of texture and a visual element from end to end. Lace and burlap are great choices that provide design flexibility, so you can achieve the look you want while also protecting your table. This burlap runner from Amazon is affordable and will add a cozy, rustic feel to your table. Add Ambient Lighting Candles and votives can make a huge difference on your table. For a family-friendly alternative, opt for a flameless candle that will still add ambiance to your table and allow you to pass dishes across the table without the worries of an open flame. We love these classic ones from Pottery Barn or these pillar flameless candles from West Elm. Add Fresh Leaves + Foliage Utilizing fresh greeny, leaves, or florals adds a fresh, yet unexpected feel to your table. You can also use those materials to build fall wreaths or create centerpieces. You can even slip a bit of greenery in your napkin ring, adding a consistent feel throughout. Linens + Plates Napkins and linens allow you to add an extra layer of design and color to your table. Choose from a variety of colors, textures, and designs for a pop of color, or seamless neutral hues throughout. By using assorted plates and chargers, you can create a unique place setting that reflects your home’s style. We’ve been loving the look of live-edge wood chargers, which are both rustic and warm, and glazed stoneware which offers a more modern and sophisticated look. Local Birmingham shop, The Italian Dish, has beautiful table decor, serve wear, and glasses sure to wow your guests. Place Cards Setting out handmade place cards is a creative, thoughtful (and organized) gesture for your guests. Get as creative and personalized as you’d like with these. You can even include a message on the back of each guest’s card on why you are thankful for them. Bonus, these can also be keepsakes to take home with them. We hope you find these tips helpful and have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family and friends. Try any of these tips? Tag us on Instagram @wearedobi.