Thanksgiving Entertaining: Party & Decoration Ideas

Plan a fabulously festive Thanksgiving party with a chalkboard-inspired Give Thanks theme and these fun decoration ideas. With a few must-have do it yourself craft supplies and a timeless menu, you will be hosting a feast that everyone will remember.

PARTY BONUS: With a few tweaks to the decorations and different personalization, these party ideas are great for a fall baby shower using our Oh Baby! Fall baby shower theme. Pssst – we feature an example at the end!

Thanksgiving Party Ideas: Table Decorations & Placesettings #BigDot #HappyDot

This tablescape began with an impressive table runner. The grand size created a great backdrop for the chargers, plates and napkins, as well as the fun centerpieces. To make it more formal, Thanksgiving place cards were added to the top of pine cones and placed at each spot.

Thanksgiving Party Ideas: Table Decorations & Placesettings #BigDot #HappyDot

Getting creative with Thanksgiving party invitations, the standard layout was omitted and the menu was printed right down the front. With Big Dot’s Concierge Design Service, anything is possible!

Then a fun pyramid shaped favor box was filled with chocolates and caramels and placed on top of each napkin. This is a great Thanksgiving party favor idea guests can enjoy right after the meal or take home for later.

Thanksgiving Party Ideas: Table Decorations & Placesettings #BigDot #HappyDot

Finally, a delicious beverage bar was styled with a choice of drinks and glassware decorated with fall-theme die cuts. Wine, cider, water and apple ale is a great choice to celebrate the season at your Thanksgiving party. Give Thanks bottle toppers add a little something unexpected to this fun display.

Thanksgiving Party Ideas: Table Decorations & Placesettings #BigDot #HappyDot

A thankful tree will complete any fall event and give guests something to mingle around. Offer guests leaf-shaped cut outs and some fun pens. After the write something they are thankful for, they can hang it on the tree branches along with the others. After the party, guests can either take home their thankful notes or they can be added to a traveling scrapbook and brought to the next celebration!


The Oh Baby! Fall baby shower theme will work with all of these fun party ideas. Styled in a chalkboard-inspired theme with components that say “Oh Baby!”, any Mommy-To-Be will adore this festive autumn baby shower.

Fall Baby Shower Ideas: Table Decorations & Placesettings #BigDot #HappyDot

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