It seems like every year the preparation for a holiday gets bigger and bigger and my time gets less and less. This year I created 6 Steps To An Easy Thanksgiving Party Table to make setup and cleanup super easy. Thanksgiving is one particular holiday that kind of creeps up on you and then kicks you in the butt because before you know it. The day of Thanksgiving arrives and often the party the night before makes the next day of preparation again a little tough! The holidays are fun and they are supposed to be a time to make memories not more work, so I have creatively come about the cleanup and setup with 6 steps to an easy Thanksgiving party and I can’t wait to share them with you. What I have found is the perfect way to decorate the appetizer party table for a beautiful party without taking away from the day itself. It’s amazing how a few ornate pieces and the use of disposable tableware’s can totally keep the party in Turkey Day. It’s time to lavishly live a party setup and a tablescape as I lavishly live the holidays out loud!
#1 Where To Shop
Being particular about what my home looks like in all aspects from party setups to aesthetics, I knew I would need a retailer that has holiday decor to fit the theme, and I like to buy things without overpaying for the items, and I knew right where to head: Oriental Trading Company.
#2 What To Buy
What do you buy to make your table look pretty and festive, while keeping cleanup light and easy? How about disposable paper products that celebrate the season, but create a festive environment!
#3 Ditch The Cloth
I decided that disposable could look just as nice on an appetizer table as could cloth. I traded out ceramic dishes for paper and I created a party table that looks amazing(IMO) My decision to forgo a linen tablecloth was probably one of the best decisions I have ever made.
I did not have to iron I did not have to worry about spill spots nor did I have to wash it and dry it. All I had to do was place it plastic tablecloth on and then whenever the party was done take it away. I did add a few gold chargers under dishes and spanning the napkins makes it look very welcoming, like “come take one and dig in!”
#4 Well Placed Decor
As you look around the room, do you have spaces that can fit taller items? Do you have any festive items in the room that you might be able to use from the beginning of October until Thanksgiving? If you don’t then it is time to add a tree! Look at the color and how warm and welcoming the room looks with this in it!
#5 Use Disposables To Decorate The Room
If you have ever been to an Appetizer Table you know there is never enough room, and once I start stacking this thing up, that would be the situation. I had also ordered in bowls for the dessert after Thanksgiving and for anyone who wanted to make bowls of junk food. Well, there was no where to just put the bowls, so I used them for decor and it turns the room into more of a party room.
#6 Tray Up The Sweets
Chocolate covered, salted pretzels and Oreo’s for the season of course led the way to the sweet tray and this Autumn Leaf Server and the tiers fold flat for storage.. LOVE this. Oriental Trading company gives you the ability to make a great party without all that running around to create perfection. The party table is ready, the environment is relaxed and the ease of cleanup is already planned ahead, so I know all we have to do is party on, serve the turkey and enjoy our family and friends! This is me, Adventure. Eat. DIY. Repeat. and 6 Steps To An Easy Thanksgiving Party.