The title of this post should really be: Thanksgiving Tablescape On A Budget. I got such a good deal on everything I used to put this look together. So today I’m going to share my secret to a totally chic, seasonal table for cheap. Does anybody else get excited over a deal?
I’m hosting my first Thanksgiving this year, which means I’ll be cooking my first ever turkey! [insert yikes face!] I’m planning to follow this recipe. But what’s a beautiful turkey without a pretty table to put it on, amiright? For this year’s Thanksgiving Tablescape, I went with a rustic table with chic gold accents. I got everything you see here at Michael’s, Christmas Tree Shops, Party City, and Target.
My table generally has a simple burlap runner and a candelabra on it and then I add season touches to spruce it up. For Thanksgiving, I decided I wanted a tablecloth instead of the runner to help elevate the look. I picked up a chic white and gold plaid tablecloth at the Christmas Tree Shops for $13. Can you believe it? I couldn’t find the exact one online, so the link above is for a gold basket weave tablecloth for around the same price. I love gold for Thanksgiving!
I bought the gold charger plates today at Michael’s and they were on sale for $0.99!! Run and grab some now! They’re listed for $1.14 online, but they were under a dollar in store. And now I’m going to let you in on a little secret. The plates on top of the charger plates? They’re essentially Chinet! I know!! At first, I was a little skeptical about using plastic plates because let’s be honest, it’s tacky. But, I really think that the gold charger plate makes it work. And you can’t beat the easy cleanup. I picked up these gold rim premium plastic plates at Party City along with these “eat drink and be thankful” silverware holders.
I also put a party cracker at each place setting. I picked mine up at the Christmas Tree Shops. Again, these were cheaper in store than they are online. Has anyone ever used party crackers before? I thought they’d be fun for the kids. You yank each end to pull them apart and inside is confetti, a paper crown, a joke, and some trinkets.
I finished my table off with some cardboard leaves from the dollar bins at Target and some fresh pumpkins and gourds. Afterall, what’s a Thanksgiving table without gourds??
Are any of you hosting this year? How are you decorating your able?