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Thanksgiving Table Decor Ideas (with Free Printable Thanksgiving Conversation Starters)

Today I’m sharing some Thanksgiving table decor ideas with a simple fall table decorated for a thanksgiving gathering, including some fun free printable Thanksgiving conversation starter cards.

This coming weekend is Thanksgiving (here in Canada) and we’ve got not only two family dinners over the weekend but it’s also my parent’s 50th wedding anniversary party! Of course, we aren’t hosting ALL of that, but it will be a busy and fun weekend full of family time.  I love that we get to enjoy Thanksgiving in October, as it always feels like the perfect way to begin the transition back into the cozy months of fall and winter.

Fall Weather

We’ve had absolutely gorgeous autumn weather leading up to Thanksgiving this year.  Crisp and clear with the sky full of green-yellow-red leaves popping against the clear blue sky.  Even the brightest days of summer would find it hard to compete against a sunny autumn afternoon.  And this gorgeous fall weather is what has inspired me to bring the outdoors in for this Thanksgiving table decor…

Thanksgiving Table Decor Ideas poster.

This tablescape is full of simple details that don’t cost a fortune or take much time to gather…

Leaves trimmed off the trees from the nearby forest.

White decorative pumpkins and dried corn sourced from other areas of the house.

Repurposing a beautiful throw blanket as a tablecloth.

Grounding our Pfaltzgraff dishes with simple basket style placemats.

Topped off with my DIY two-sided napkins tied with some simple jute twine and trimmed with a couple of sprigs of fall berries (sourced from my fall bin).

A table set for a meal with a beautiful plaid tablecloth.

There is a large light fixture above the table.

Candles, mini pumpkins, and leaves in a vase are on the table.

A wooden table decorated  for Thanksgiving dinner.

You can see a little glimpse of our newly transformed kitchen (renovation now complete!) over to the right.  I shared Part One of our kitchen reveal the other day, and I’ll be sharing the full kitchen reveal on Monday!

Leaves in a vase make up the centrepiece.

An aerial view of the table.
There are blue plates on the table.
There are white pumpkins on the blue tablecloth.

I made these fun Thanksgiving conversation starter cards to put at each place setting, as I think it’s an interesting way to keep the conversation focused on thankfulness and gratitude, but also to lighten things up with a few fun conversation ideas.  I thought it would be fun to have each person take a turn sharing their own answers, but then also encourage other’s to chip in with how’d they’d answer that question as well.  See below for how you can print you own!

Blue plates and napkin with a sprig of branch tied around it.
Blue plates on a woven placemat.
There is a large candle on the table.

Oh! Here’s another little sneak peak!  Head over here for Part One of our kitchen reveal but then come back on Monday to see the rest of it!

A potted plant is on the table beside the candle.
Bottles of red wine.

Wine from a couple of my favourite B.C. Okanagan Vineyards.  Two years in a row we’ve ventured to the Okanagan in the summertime and brought back a few boxes from various vineyards to enjoy throughout the year.

Looking at the table from a side view.

There is a multi coloured rug under the table.

After a VERY busy start to school (and working full time again, which I haven’t done for several years), I’m really looking forward to a three day weekend and to catching up on some family and friend time!

I’m also sharing these Thanksgiving Dinner Conversation Starter cards for my email subscribers…

You can download each of these printables yourself, and get access to ALL my free printables simply by subscribing below.

After confirming your subscription you will be sent a link to my google drive with access to all of my free printables. Please allow up to an hour to receive your email and instructions, and check your junk mail folder before contacting me.  If you have any issues after allowing at least one hour, then email me at krista@thehappyhousie.com and I’ll send you the instructions.

And today I’ve joined my friend Bre from Rooms FOR Rent for a Thanksgiving Tablescape hop!

I am overwhelmed by all the beautiful tables that these talented bloggers have created.  Just click the links below the images to be taken to see their entire post.

Rooms for Rent | Craftberry Bush | Modern Glam | Pine and Prospect Home

Sincerely Marie Designs | Shabbyfufu | Almafied | The Happy Housie

Nina Hendrick | Crazy Wonderful | Amber Tysl | My Sweet Savannah | Maison de Cinq

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