Create a Classic Neutral Table Setting for Thanksgiving


By: Kara Woolery of Lillian Hope Designs

I'm excited to share with you this gorgeous neutral Thanksgiving table setting idea. I absolutely love any excuse to use eucalyptus in a tablescape, and it looks great with neutral-colored pumpkins. I'm also including free printable place cards and tent cards with editable text for you to use at your Thanksgiving celebrations. 


My family has a tradition of the women cooking Thanksgiving dinner, and the men doing the dishes. It has always worked out well for us. When everyone gets together there are a TON of dishes after we are done eating. This year we plan to use Chinet® Classic White® plates and Chinet® Cut Crystal® cups and stemless wine glasses to help cut down on the cleanup. Then we can all get back to playing family games quicker! 



Setting up a few charcuterie boards at your neutral Thanksgiving table setting allows your guests to munch on a few appetizers before the main dishes come out. I did some larger ones in the middle of the table, and also individual ones at each place setting. 



Style your Chinet Classic White plates on a charger with a few eucalyptus sprigs and place cards. These editable text place cards can be used as place cards or tent cards. 



I used an old farmhouse-style basket for the center of this neutral Thanksgiving table setting and filled the basket with pumpkins and eucalyptus. You could also lay eucalyptus on each side of your centerpiece instead of the charcuterie boards for an earthier feel.


Download the free printable place cards for your own table setting here and here


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Kara is the founder and creative spark behind Lillian Hope Designs. She was born and raised in Oklahoma, and has always had a passion for the creative things in life. After dabbling in a few things she soon realized that her true passion was designing parties of all types. Kara decided to take a leap of faith and start Lillian Hope Designs in 2012; which was named after her daughter who has been her motivation and driving force for starting this business. She started blogging in 2015, and has since started doing party and product styling for brands.