Best Thanksgiving Dinner Centerpieces
Thanksgiving is finally here. After all your planning and inviting, the dinner menu is set. Whether you’ve taken inspiration from Pawleys Island restaurant recipes or share family traditions with your guests each year, the one thing you can’t forget is the Thanksgiving dinner centerpiece. From fresh flowers to handmade rustic décor, the centerpiece should be welcoming, attention-grabbing and set the theme for your entire dinner.
After all, once the turkey has been carved and pumpkin pie passed around, the one thing remaining is the centerpiece. Ideas for Thanksgiving centerpieces range from fresh gourds to create a fall theme to fall-inspired floral arrangements that add an element of freshness and nature to your setting. If you’re stumped on what will bring a seasonal touch to your dinner arrangement, check out some of our Thanksgiving dinner centerpiece ideas below.
Add vibrant color to your table with an arrangement of deep red flowers. While the color is typically associated with Christmas, it’s an ideal complement to the cranberry sauce or cherry pie. This head-turning centerpiece can be filled with roses, dahlias, and ranunculus with a touch of greenery to break up the hues of red. Place the arrangement in a metallic vase to add to the holiday allure.
Most craft stores have pumpkin vases in a variety of colors. Choose a light brown or cream-colored pumpkin vase and add seasonal elements to create a country chic centerpiece. Cotton, pinecones, berries, branches, and leaves can all be added to the mix for a fall scape. Go with faux flowers, reeds, and branches to add the colors you desire.
The cornucopia, the horn-shaped container in many Thanksgiving photos and paintings, is typically filled with fruit and nuts. Add a twist to the tradition by filling your homemade cornucopias with candy, pinecones, or faux acorns. Use season paper to create custom cornucopias and add chocolates wrapped in colors that match your table theme.
Appetizers and Flowers
Put your Thanksgiving Day centerpiece to work by offering appetizers on a platter surrounded by flowers or leaves. Use pedestals to give the centerpiece some height and add cheese, crackers, holiday fruits and nuts or your own appetizer to the tray. Use fresh or faux flowers to ground the platter and bring attention to the center of the table.
Hallowed Out Apples
Apples don’t just make for a great ingredient in fall dishes from your favorite Pawleys Island restaurants, but they can also create unique centerpieces. Hallowed out apples can be used to line the table or clustered together for an attention-grabbing centerpiece. The apples are inexpensive and this tutorial tells you how to create the good-enough-to-eat centerpiece.
Add a touch of charm and cheer to your Thanksgiving dinner with a creative centerpiece. Your guests will feel welcomed at the thought you went out of your way to create such a beautiful tablescape for them. From our table to yours, we hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving!