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5 Tips to Set a Perfect Thanksgiving Table

Posted by: Storganization Staff Tags: Dining Room, Tips, Holiday, Organize by Room

In just a couple of weeks, friends and family will be joined together around a beautiful dinner table to reminisce about the past year and everything they are thankful for. If you’re hosting Thanksgiving dinner this year, we’ve put together some tips to create a table spread that is beautiful and original, and one that your guests are sure to love.

1.) Rethink your color palette.

Instead of sticking to traditional orange and red hues, consider going with a new, modern color scheme. Incorporate rich and popular fall color combinations like cranberry and teal, or gold and green to really wow your guests. 


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Image source: Pottery Barn


2.) Add a table menu.

Create menus for the table to share the dinner plan with everyone before the big feast. This can be a great conversation starter if you have a large party.



Image source: Giggles Galore


3.) DIY your table cloth.

Save yourself clean-up time and money this Thanksgiving season by making your own disposable table cloth with brown paper.


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Image source: The Kitchn


Use the paper as a runner, or cover the whole table and ask your guests to write what they’re thankful for right on the table.


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Image source: Unexpected Elegance


4.) Make sure the kids are entertained.

Keep the little ones occupied during dinner by creating table games. Add fun, printable placemats that are also word searches and trivia quizzes like the ones below from Better Homes & Gardens!


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Image source: Better Homes & Gardens


5.) Don’t forget about the clean-up time.

Unfortunately, your beautiful table spread will have to be broken down and stored away for next year at the end of the night. Store your cutlery and dishes in pull-out kitchen cabinet organizers or your new decorations in an organization system like SuiteSymphony that doubles as furniture in the dining room. 


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ClosetMaid SuiteSymphony and 14 in. Pull-out Cabinet Organizer


By following these simple tips, you can have the best and most beautiful Thanksgiving holiday yet! Want more lifestyle tips and organization ideas? Visit, and check out all of our other channels: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube, Houzz and Flickr

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