Family style is always great for serving a Thanksgiving meal, but if you are anything like my family, there are just too many dishes and not enough table space. If you have adequate counter space, a food bar style with self-serve may work better. You can accent that as well with a couple vases of flowers set around – just keep them away from the piping hot foods or your flowers will not fare well. The small ornamental squashes make great little accents as well. Set them in groups of three with or without curled matching ribbons. However you decorate, as long as it is done with love, will add a beautiful touch to your holiday meal.
With the hustle and bustle of getting everything prepared for the big Thanksgiving feast, don’t forget about dressing that Thanksgiving table. Using your Thanksgiving floral table centerpiece as your base for colors, pull the mildest color out, a soft cream colored flower or pale yellow and use that as your guide for your table cloth. If the colors are really bold and deep in your table flower arrangement, generally there is always a milder accent color even if it is a softer orange. Keep your tablecloth a solid color, not a busy one that you may see at your local department stores sporting various cornucopia’s or pumpkins, squashes, turkeys etc. Those are always fun for a child table though!
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