Thanksgiving is right around the corner and I thought I would bring back one of my favorite table settings posts. I have a few bins of Thanksgiving decorations that I rotate year after year. To keep it fresh, I try to come up with different ways to display them by changing up my china, flowers, and table linens.
For example, a few years ago, I bought silver birds, the two bigger silver pheasants on Amazon, and the smaller ones at Goodwill. I found the fabric for the tablecloth at Elephants Trunk Flea Market and then my best friend Christine came over to help me arrange fresh greens from her garden with pine cones and feathers.
If you do not have a backyard full of fresh greens or can’t find anything at your local florist, there are so many really good faux stems that look real (like these here and here) The best part is you won’t worry about them wilting if you want to set your table in advance. Plus the added bonus… you can use them year after year!
I can’t remember how it started, but we have always played BINGO at the end of dinner and it has been a perfect way to keep the kids at the table longer because they anticipate rolling the ball wheel and winning some money. If you are considering buying a BINGO game, I linked similar ones to the kind we have below, you really need to get the clear slide cards (get extra cards so you can play more than one card!) because they are much easier to use than the cards/ discs included with the set.
How We Play BINGO:
We do $1 per card/game (some players like to play more than one card) and the winner wins the pot. In our house, the parents pay for the kids 😉
Don’t want to worry about all the stuff you need for BINGO? Another great game is Left Center Right. Super easy to learn and all ages can play. The best part is that it is 3 dice and easy to bring to a party! Again – you will need to have lots of $1 bills handy.
Need a little more inspiration? Take a look at this table with DIY metallic and glitter gourds.