Thanksgiving Hosting: Create the Perfect Tablescape

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Everyone’s favourite meal is just around the corner. And if you’re hosting Thanksgiving dinner this year, it’s not too late to create tabletop magic. From mealtime essentials like dish sets and glassware to table linens and candles that put the finishing touches on your evening, we’re taking you through our party essentials for Thanksgiving hosting and a well-dressed table.

Layered linens

Adding linens to your table is an easy way to dress up everyday meals and helps protect your table from wear and tear. But for holiday hosting, table linens are a must-have for framing each place setting and creating an inviting spot for your guests. Use placemats and runners to strategically highlight dishes without completely covering your table. With classic stripes on one side and solid colour on the other, our Beaumaris Placemat lends tailored style to your Thanksgiving table.

Fall foliage

Flowers and greenery aren’t just for spring table setting. Complement white dinnerwear with classic fall foliage in warm colours, or keep busy tables looking light with versatile greenery and branches. Whether you style the table with faux foliage or fresh blooms, you’ll need the right vessel to complete the look. One of the year’s biggest trends in decor, we’re espeially in love with organic style vases. Look for speckles, textured ridges, and earthy glazes to make an autumn-appropriate statement on your Thanksgiving table.

Set the mood

As the days get shorter, there’s no such thing as too many candles on your table. Even if the meal itself is too big to make room for a few well-placed votives, decorate your pre-dinner table with a centrepiece featuring layered fall candles. Mix and match candle holders for an eclectic look, or shop for easy-to-style groups of tiered holders like our Rife and Mikel collections.

Serving style

Make Thanksgiving feel special the moment your guests arrive with beautiful dishes and glassware to take you from pre-meal snacks to after-dinner drinks. If you have just enough pieces for your main meal, now is the time to fill out your serving set with extra wine glasses and bowls and platters in a variety of sizes. What if everything doesn’t match? Look for contrasting serving dishes that stand out from your plates, or use different sets of dinnerware for each course.

The organized host

Hosting in an open concept home or small space? When your meal prep area isn’t exactly behind the scenes, use kitchen accents to keep your counters clean and organized. Cookbook holders, storage canisters and wine racks bring function and style to your kitchen and dining area for Thanksgiving hosting and the rest of the year. If your holiday calendar is filling up fast, these pieces also make thoughtful host gifts for holiday parties.

Just in time for Thanksgiving hosting, kitchen & tabletop accents are 25% off until October 14th! Shop table linens, glassware, dinnerware, vases, foliage, kitchen accents, candles & holders online or at your nearest Urban Barn store.

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