We have just celebrated Thanksgiving or what we call “Friendsgiving” this year! It was such a lovely day sharing our family traditions with our closest friends and their lovely children. In true, LTM fashion I had to create a lovely but simple tablescape to go along with our celebrations. It’s a tradition as well and I couldn’t help but want to share it with all of you too. You can see last year’s Thanksgiving Tablescape here for more inspiration if you are planning your own holiday celebration table setting. They are so much fun to do each year, finding little decorations that don’t break the bank but add that special touch.
I didn’t spend much or look far to do this simple tablescape. I wanted it to feel welcoming and cozy but children friendly as we had four children under five attending our feast this year. We even made a mini table for our five year olds that want to think they are cool teenagers already. They felt extra special having their own table to sit at separate from the little ones of the family and adults. You can see their happy, cheeky faces too on my video below. Please do come check out our Friendsgiving celebrations and a thumbs up if you could too!
SHOP THE LOOK of this TABLESCAPE:
Utensils and Plates from Next (already had).
Real mini pumpkins from Sainsburys and painted them white.
White mini candles from Sainsburys.
Wood Wicker Pumpkin from Homesense (only £5).
It didn’t take me long to whip this tablescape together and buying a few bits the week before to get it started. It’s about making the table feel festive and happy and I definitely felt that when I did this year’s Thanksgiving tablescape. It would work for Autumn and Halloween for sure too.
I was really impressed with how easy it was to paint mini pumpkins white. They are still not rotten as a week after painting them where they would have otherwise had to be thrown away by now. I haven’t never painted a pumpkin but having seen all the white pumpkins in America this past year for Halloween, I thought why not give it a try since we can buy white pumpkins in the UK! Plan worked like a dream, I love when that happens.
I fell in love with this five pound wicker pumpkin too. It went nicely for the Autumn/Fall feeling and the woven placemats I picked out too. I also felt last year’s table, if you check out the link above, was a little too formal for our “friendsgiving” tablescape this year. I am really pleased with how it turned out. With the candles lit while we were having dessert felt so festive.
How do you decorate your table for the holidays. Do you like planning your tablescapes for a special occasion? What about Christmas? Do you go fancy on the table or casual? I would love to know. I can’t wait to share with you my Winter Christmas Tablescape I have coming in the next week or so for our table this year. It’s all very exciting.
Come see our Thanksgiving “Friendsgiving” Celebrations below!