If you’re hosting Thanksgiving this year, don’t stress about the table decor. These three last-minute Thanksgiving centerpiece ideas are easy to create with a few simple supplies!
We’re hosting Thanksgiving for the first time this year, and my husband is filled with dread. Not because he dislikes my family (he likes them just fine) or because he’s in charge of the turkey (I’ll handle the side dishes).
He dreads the monster I become when we host a party.
My blood pressure rises, my brain goes into overdrive, and my voice reaches an unhealthy decibel at the mere idea of hosting. It’s great to open our home to friends and family, but perfectionists like me need strategies to avoid a meltdown that prevents us from enjoying our own party.
One way to reduce holiday hosting stress: Plan the table decor a few days in advance so you aren’t stuck with the last bouquet of pink carnations at Trader Joe’s. These last-minute Thanksgiving centerpiece ideas leverage decor you probably purchased earlier in the fall or can buy on deep clearance now.
Simple Last-Minute Thanksgiving Centerpiece Ideas: 3 Styles
1. Simple and Pretty
After topping the table with glittering faux leaves, hollow out a pumpkin (or carve a Funkin as I did) to create a unique and festive vase for a seasonal grocery store bouquet. Then, flank the pumpkin with traditional taper candle holders to give the scene a more formal look.
2. Casual Bounty
Skip the candlelight and top a tray with decorative gourds for a colorful, low centerpiece that won’t interfere with conversation.
3. Rustic Elegance
Try chunky, metallic pillar candles mixed with sparkly votive holders to add mood lighting without the height.
Get the look:
Although I can’t guarantee that I’ll be 100% stress-free on Thanksgiving, at least I can guarantee we’ll have a pretty table. Let’s just hope my husband doesn’t overcook the turkey!
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