Decorating a Thanksgiving table is a timeless tradition in many American households. You’ll typically see classic fall decor pieces like seasonal colors, floral centerpieces, pumpkins, decorative napkins, and more. But Thanksgiving table centerpieces that incorporate seasonal flowers are by far the most beautiful of all.
If you’re looking to add a little flare to your table this year, we have a few ideas for Thanksgiving centerpieces that emphasize all the beauty of the season. Here are our favorite Thanksgiving flower centerpieces and unique table setting ideas to spice up the holiday!
1. Freshly Collected Fall Colors
Is your yard alive with fall foliage? Collect some colorful leaves from the world outside your door, then scatter them in the center of your table. If you don’t have easy access to fall leaves in your yard, consider artificial leaves instead. Place a vase of fresh fall flowers in the middle of the pile and enjoy!
2. Floral Centerpiece of Seasonal Flowers
One of the best Thanksgiving table setting ideas is a simple floral dining centerpiece of fresh seasonal flowers. If you’re going to be a guest at someone else’s house, bring beautiful seasonal flowers with you to present to your host!
3. Festive Cheese Board
For a super elegant (and tasty) centerpiece, pull out that rustic cheese board and pile it with a variety of cheeses, jams, and other classic charcuterie snacks. Add some fall color by decorating one or two corners of the cheese board with attractive chrysanthemum blossoms, or a few fall leaves from the yard. For the finishing touches, lay a silver table knife casually over the edge of the board.
4. Pumpkins, Squash, and Artichoke
Nothing says fall like seasonal vegetables! Arrange attractive mini pumpkins and gourds in the center of your table, flanked on each side by fresh artichokes. Sprinkle the arrangement with fall flowers like mums or dahlias, plus a few fall leaves for good measure.
5. Fresh Fruit Centerpiece
Fill a ceramic bowl with fresh fall-colored fruits of your choice, like apples, pomegranates, cranberries, and pears. Garnish the edges of the bowl with basil leaves or edible flowers. Flank the bowl on each side with a tall candle.
6. Pumpkin Bowls Filled With Flowers
Hollow out one or two pumpkins that are small enough to comfortably fit on your dining room table, then line the pumpkins with a vessel or polly foil. Fill the pumpkins with seasonal, fresh-cut flower bouquets. Place the pumpkins on your dining room table.
7. Dried Corn in a Vase
Add dried corn kernels in a vase, then place dried flowers (like dried mums or sunflowers) in the corn kernels. The kernels will support the flowers to keep them upright. Put this arrangement in the center of your dining room table.