Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Thanksgiving decorating - The Table

Though originally a community event, Thanksgiving has become more about the family.  Whether you have a large family gathering or a small intimate dinner, decoration can make the difference in a event to remember or just another dinner.  Place settings, napkin rings and a centerpiece can make all the difference.

There are several different ways to decorate the table centerpiece.  If there are a lot of children in your family, have them get together and make some Thanksgiving crafts and fashion them into a centerpiece.  One idea is to trace everyone's hands and let them color them.  Cut them out and stick them in a pine cone to make a turkey.  Then arrange the pine cones in the center of the table.

Perhaps just a few winter squash and a small pumpkin could do the trick.  Add a few taper candles for a more intimate effect.  Using the "good china" is also a way to step it up a notch.  In my family we always had no less than two tables, one for the children and one for the adults.  The kids table was always decorated in a manner fit for them and the adult table had the more breakable stuff.

It really does not make a difference how you decorate the table, it is just important that you do decorate the table.  In the next couple of weeks we will discuss more about decorating for Thanksgiving from table placement to yard decorations.  Remember decorating is fun and shows that you really care about the Holiday.

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