Thanksgiving Table Decor Idea — I love super easy Thanksgiving centerpieces that can pull together during the holiday hustle and bustle!
No one ever said your Friendsgiving or Thanksgiving table setting idea had to be boring!
We’re sharing some tablescape inspiration, plus a sparkling Pumpkin Cider recipe to mix things up this Friendsgiving season!
Friendsgiving is whatever you make of it. And anyone who can’t get behind a touch of blush pink on the Friendsgiving table isn’t even a real friend, right?!? It’s as good a time as any to start a new tradition!
This may comes as a surprise, but I actually got almost everything for this tablescape at ALDI.
It’s a great place to save money on product for your tablescape (and on great food!) so that you can amp up your kitchen creativity without going broke. And that what I call #winning during the holidays!
We have one right near our house, and Jared and I are VERY into it!
If you aren’t familiar, they’ve got an everyday range of high-quality products including fresh meats and seafood, gourmet cheeses and award-winning wines that will round out your menu.
Thanksgiving Table Decor Idea
I love a subtle color scheme, and thankfully white pumpkins are all the range these days! They make for a great neutral item to mix and match.
Plus you can always add a little glam with my DIY sequin pumpkin decor if you’re into that!
That said, you don’t have to stick with just pumpkins for a Thanksgiving dinner dining table. For this setting, I spray painted gords to combine with other natural colors for this Thanksgiving tablescape twist.
For a pop of color, I combined it with a blush pink table runner and cloth napkins to add a touch of upscale to it.
While you might not be used to seeing cacti leaves as part of your tradition Thanksgiving table decor, it definitely feels very appropriate here in Texas!
It also makes for a great pop of green to brighten up the setting as well. When you tie in gold flatware and gold napkin rings, it really feels elevated.
Friendsgiving Cocktails | Sparkling Pumpkin Cider Recipe
I’m also big fan of having a signature cocktail for a special evening, and this Sparkling Pumpkin Cider recipe is SO easy to make.
Literally, all you have to do it pour it into a glass over ice and garnish!
To make a sparkling pumpkin cider recipe, you’ll need:
- 3/4 cup sparkling pumpkin cider
- 1/2 ounce of spiced rum
All you have to do is pour both ingredients over ice and give it a little stir. Easy peasy!
I picked up the Coastal Cove Sauvignon Blanc as a secondary option for the table… and because I’m shamelessly very into the label. Hah!
Of course, we all know the presentation makes the drink, so I got these Crofton Moscow Mule Mugs and Stemless Wine Glasses to serve them in as well.
If you’re feeling extra snazzy, you could also whip up these DIY coasters that would match this Thanksgiving table perfectly.
While the traditional caramel candied apples don’t quite compete with a pumpkin pie as part of the table centerpiece, it does make for a really fun addition to the table decor ideas if you have kids running around for the holiday!
Friendsgiving Appetizer Ideas
You can never go wrong with a well-stocked cheese plate on the table. It’s perfect for nibbling until dinner is ready.
I also included fresh nuts, parmesan cheese, fresh green beans with ranch dip, cranberries, prunes, and prosciutto wrapped cheese wedges on ours.
I mixed serving pieces like porcelain appetizer dishes and the marble & acacia wood serving board for the candied apples, veggies and chips, cheese plate, and pumpkin pie serving board.
To match the runner, I also mixed with my own disposable Sugar & Cloth flatware and blush pink plates.
I also love the idea of combining copper cups along with the gold accents to mix and match the metallics for a warm feel on the table.
I opted not to include placemats for this specific Thanksgiving table setting, but I think these DIY leather placemats are the perfect gender-neutral addition to the table if you wanted to include some!
Modern Thanksgiving Table Decor Inspiration
For a little Texas twist, I included plenty of gourds, fresh product, pumpkins, and even spray painted ears of corn combined with cactus leaves for a fun twist on the traditional Thanksgiving tabletop decor.
It still has the perfect not-to-the-season, but with a conversation starter addition, if you will.
What do you think of the Friendsgiving table setting idea?! It has all of your classic elements but with a modern twist and a light pop of color, which I love!
Sparkling Pumpkin Cider Recipe
- Cocktail shaker
- 4 oz sparkling pumpkin cider
- 1/2 oz spiced rum
- 1 dash Stonemill ground cloves
- 1 cinnamon stick for garnishing
- Crushed iced
- Pour the sparkling pumpkin cider into a glass over ice along with the spice rum.
- Top with a dash of ground cloves and pumpkin pie spice, then garnish with a cinnamon stick. Serve immediately.