Decorating Wisely:Thanksgiving and Details

Friday, 19 October 2018 16:53

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By Glenda Wise


Last weekend our friends hosted a fun Oktoberfest party. It was so fun! They really went all out from the decorations to the music to the fantastic homemade pretzels.


Everyone dressed in costume. It was a perfect night! Not that we would not have enjoyed the party or the company, but the host and hostess paying attention to every detail really made it special. The holidays are here. What better time to add a few details to make your gatherings just a little more special.

I’m not going to lie. This Thanksgiving is going to be rough, because Thanksgiving was always my mom’s holiday. She always wanted to host at the farm. My dad still wants to have it at the farm, so that is what we are going to do, but admittedly, I haven’t really been into planning anything for it. In the past we have made special wine bottle labels, made our own Geotag and lots of fun little things like that.


This year may not be much about the extra, extra details, but more about just getting through it and that’s ok. Just staying together as a family is sometimes enough detail.

If you are looking for a way to add, a few special details to your Thanksgiving table here are a couple of my favorites:

There is something about the simplicity of white and gold that I absolutely love. I especially love it at Thanksgiving, because it is a little unexpected.


A white and gold table set-up is always classic and timeless.


This look can be achieved for very little extra expense and your guests will appreciate the special effort.


Create your blank canvas by covering the tables with a white tablecloth. Add a few simple white pumpkins, white candles and tuck a white rose here and there for an extra-special touch. Often times, adding fresh flowers can be a bit daunting because 1) they can be expensive and 2) people think they need to create some big masterpiece.


Both of those fears are simply not true. One bundle of roses can go a long way. To keep them from looking sparse, cut the rose short and place in a small vase or votive candleholder and tuck them in here and there as one of your last steps. Add a few touches of gold with gold rimmed-glasses, gold charger plates or gold pumpkins to pull the whole look together. If Your guests will appreciate the extra effort.

If you prefer the traditional warm, fall colors, consider investing in brown napkins and add a simple thankful tag to create a personal touch for your guests. Using a sprig of berries as a napkin ring is another easy way to add a special detail to your Thanksgiving table.

Remember, you don’t have to spend a lot of money on the details to make them special. You also, don’t have to do a lot of extra work, just a few small things will go a long way.

David Deaton

Digital Editor at Oklahoma Welcome

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