Thanksgiving Tablescape & Specialty Cocktail
For today’s post we are talking all about Thanksgiving! I still can’t believe it’s already here at the time of writing this piece. And today we’re talking decor, as opposed to fashion for a change! For this Thanksgiving, I set off to create an intimate and Bohemian tablescape. I was inspired by a recent trip to Vermont and I knew I wanted to bring the outdoors to this table setting. So let’s dive in on what I think makes this tablescape fun for Thanksgiving and your future holiday dinner!
Thanksgiving (or Holiday) Tablescape
While searching online, I discovered these great wood wedge servers that were priced really well at $24.95. I mean who said that a great tablescape had to be expensive? I purchased two of these for my table and they would serve as the main focal pieces. Feel free to add more of these wedge servers if you have a larger table.
Since I was working with a gray cement table I wanted to stick to neutrals for the plates, napkins, and table runner. However, neutrals are always my favorite since they work year round and all you need to do is accessorize with flowers and accents to make something different each month!
For napkins, I used linen ones, as opposed to disposable ones. They’re better for the environment and they are so chic. The plates are my everyday ones actually. I love these modern round ones that also have a wedge surrounding them so there’s no food spillage.
The silverware used was from Christofle. You might recall you’ve seen it before and I do get that it’s pricey but I don’t intend to replace these ever and they will last a lifetime. Remember if you plan on keeping something for a long time, that’s when an investment makes sense.
The Candelabra used are these and while they are typically reserved for fancier occasions, I let them live on my table year round. The champagne cups used are not your typical ones (similar here) and I love how chic they are! They aren’t your typical flute, but I felt their shape adds instant glamour to the table.
For florals, I wanted to keep it green and simple so I used flower fillers. What’s great about flower fillers too is that they are much less expensive than flowers. I can’t recall the exact name for the plain green leaves used but any will suffice and the other are called Baby’s Breath. I personally love Baby’s Breath flowers styled alone, as opposed to being paired with your more common flowers. While inexpensive I feel like they look the part when styled alone or with something simple like these green leaves.
Getting to the end of the set up here, and we’re looking at accents. I accented the table with real pinecones, and white and orange pumpkins. These look so real but are not, actually so they can easily be saved for next year’s setting. These pieces came in a potpourri mix, so you can only imagine how good they also smelled!
Thanksgiving Specialty Cocktail
No table is complete without a specialty cocktail, and for this occasion, I wanted to mix something with champagne and rum, which are my favorites, and I came across this recipe from Naked Turtle Rum for a Naked Cranberry Fizz. Here’s the recipe:
1 oz. The Naked Turtle White Rum
2 oz. Cranberry Juice
2 Lime Wedges/Wheels
Add The Naked Turtle Rum, cranberry juice, and squeeze of fresh lime wedge to a shaker filled with ice. Shake and strain into champagne flute. Top with champagne and garnish with a lime wheel and that’s it!
I hope this post gives you some ideas for your Thanksgiving tablescape and a fun holiday cocktail! I wish you and your family a very Happy Thanksgiving!
As always, thank you for reading!