“Mad for Plaid” Thanksgiving Tablescape

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By: Mariah Leeson, Giggles Galore

Thanksgiving is typically a celebration that focuses on the food. After all, what would Thanksgiving be without grandma's famous pumpkin pie? But, décor and a beautifully set table are just as important. 

While I love hosting Thanksgiving, I know that it can seem daunting. I'm going to show you how to replicate this beautiful table setting with my favorite go-to holiday helper, the Chinet® brand, so you can feel confident about hosting Thanksgiving and celebrating with friends and family. Learn how to create a stylish “Mad for Plaid” Thanksgiving table setting with these 5 helpful tips.

1. Linens

When it comes to decorating your table for Thanksgiving, start with a color palette, patterns, and texture. An easy way to do this is to use table linens. Whether you choose to cover the table with a tablecloth, placemats, or simple table runner, it will add a warm element to your table.

2. Place Setting

You can add a touch of style to any event with Chinet brand products. They coordinate and match any décor, allowing you to create the perfect tablescape no matter the occasion. Use chargers to add texture and color to the table and layer them with Chinet® Classic White™ dinner plates. Add a pop of color by topping the plates with a Chinet Classic White dinner napkin tied with ribbon and an "I'm Thankful" printable leaf tag. Additionally, Chinet® Cut Crystal® cups and cutlery add a touch of elegance without the fuss of having to hand-wash fine china. That's what I love about using Chinet brand products at my Thanksgiving celebration—they make serving and cleanup easy so you can spend more time enjoying the meal!  

3. Personalization

Make each individual place setting feel extra special by adding personalized place cards, menus, conversation cards, or party favors. Place cards not only help your guests figure out where to sit, but they can also help make everyone feel extra special. Add funny memories about each guest or create place cards that double as party favors too, like these succulent pumpkin place cards. Download the free printable place cards here

4. Centerpieces

A show--stopping table setting doesn't have to be complicated. Put nature on display and fill the center of your table with assorted pumpkins, fresh produce, and seasonal blooms. For this table setting, I opted for opulence with dark greens and burgundy but kept it understated and simple with rustic elements like wood slice chargers.

5. Ambience

You've set the perfect table, the food is ready, and your guests have arrived. Add the final touch to your Thanksgiving celebration with candles, music, and lots of laughter. With the help of Chinet brand products and these tips, you'll have plenty of time to relax and enjoy quality time with your family. 

And don’t forget what the day is all about. Thanksgiving is about being thankful, taking a moment to be grateful, and sharing a meal with those you love. With the Chinet brand as your go-to holiday helper this season, you can focus on creating lots of extraordinary memories with family and friends. Make sure you check out Lindi from Love the Day's post all about planning a kid-friendly table setting—you'll find lots of creative ideas and free printables just for the kids!

Be sure to stop by Giggles Galore for even more Thanksgiving table setting inspiration, printables, and recipes. Also, check out my tips for creating a Simple and Rustic DIY Place Setting for Thanksgiving, and be to share your holiday get-togethers with us on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram with #MyChinetParty.