Set a black & white Tablescape for Thanksgiving entertaining this year, for a modern take on tradition. Fresh flowers and organic elements bring in pops of color. This Thanksgiving table setting is chic and fresh for the holidays.
Set an Elegant table for Thanksgiving Entertaining
It’s almost time for Thanksgiving, and this year I decided to go with something less conventional for the tabletop. I created a black & white tablescape for Thanksgiving, adding pops of color with flowers, foliage, and pomegranates. The look is clean, modern, and gives you an alternative look to the traditional earth tones and pumpkins usually seen. I hope you love it as much as I do!
When I was brainstorming my black and white table I thought I wanted it ALL black and white, but I found it to be a bit “one note” and in need of more dimension. With that in mind I incorporated pomegranates for a bright alternative to orange or white pumpkins, and small floral bouquets to complement them.
Check out all the details below, and stay tuned for more Thanksgiving ideas this week. And if you enjoy non-traditional colors for the holiday you may like this aqua and brown eclectic table setting or this blue and white elegant Thanksgiving table.
Thanksgiving Menu Plan
Follow this menu plan for a delicious Thanksgiving dinner or Friendsgiving dinner party.
- Welcome guests with a cheese board and a pitcher of apple pie cocktails. This will tie them over until the main event.
- Make this easy and delicious herbed turkey breast right in your slow cooker!
- Sausage-cornbread dressing is the best of all worlds if you ask me!
- You can never go wrong serving green bean casserole. It’s a classic and it’s always the first thing to disappear.
- We always make this Southern favorite – streusel topped sweet potato casserole…and add marshmallows of course.
- Two pies because…options! Our favorites are this chess pie recipe and my super easy pumpkin pie. Garnished with both ice cream AND whipped cream!
Ideas for a Tablescape for Thanksgiving
The nice thing about this tablescape is that I’ve re-used many items, but the table looks completely different. This is why I love investing in classic items that can be used over and over again. It’s easy to mix and match, or get a very different look with a centerpiece.
- I’ve got plenty of items to work with when it comes to black and white so I just started pulling together different pieces to work with. A plain white tablecloth lays the foundation and keeps the overall look very clean. My go-to white dishes are layered with black napkins, and I use my favorite black flatware again! (remember from my Halloween themed dinner party?)
- Small touches of gold are used throughout the table in gold-rimmed wine glasses, gold butter bowls, and gold-painted lucky wishbones for each guest to make a wish on and pull after dinner. The wishbones are attached to simple cards that I added each person’s name to using the brush calligraphy technique.
- The centerpiece of the table is a combination of taper candles, pillar candles, fresh pomegranates, and greenery tucked in. I love the unexpected red color of the fruit, which is mimicked in two small flower arrangements at each end.
- Special touches are the things that people notice and love. Here, the hand made place cards with spray-painted wishbones add a DIY element, while small wood boards make it convenient for guests to have their bread and butter without having to reach for it. I’ve placed each of the boards so they can be shared by two guests.
Thanksgiving Bar and Party Favors
- The sideboard holds a welcoming pitcher of apple pie cocktails, and a cheese board to snack on while dinner finished cooking. These things can be easily cleared away to make room for the food buffet when it’s time.
- Finally, give your guests something to take home besides leftovers. A simple gift of nuts in the shell makes a fun and seasonal take-home party favor.
I hope you’re inspired for hosting the holiday, and stay tuned for more ideas to come this week!