Thanksgiving Decoration


Thanksgiving is celebrated on the fourth Thursday in November by the natives of America and Canada. The First Thanksgiving was celebrated as a mark of gratitude to Jesus for the first corn harvest in the New World in the month of November in 1621. It was after the American Revolution in 1789 that George Washington proclaimed Thanksgiving as a national holiday to express gratitude for the happy conclusion to the country’s war of independence.


Decoration Ideas

Decorations add the essence of festivity to any celebration. Here are a few ideas for making your Thanksgiving even more beautiful:

  • Install a white board at the entrance with colourful paper cutting in the shape of the fall leaves. The guests can write what they are grateful for in these.

  • You can hand a fall wreath at the door of your entrance and a spot within the room. These wreaths are easily available in the market.

  • Door wreaths

  • Keep dry and fresh orange flower arrangements at random points in your drawing room, including the mantel piece.

  • Place the photographs of the loved ones attending the Thanksgiving on the mantel piece.

  • Candles are symbolic of hope and prayer. Get out your candlesticks and place them at different points in the room with lit up candles.


  • If you have a fireplace, be sure to place the logs and light a fire.


  • Hollow out turnips and pumpkins and use them as candle holders. They will add a nice aura to the room.


  • Make a basket out of a large pumpkin for flower arrangements.


  • Make crudités' (appetizers) cups with different coloured cabbage leaves tied around it.

Table Centrepiece Ideas

Decorations add the essence of festivity to any celebration. Here are a few ideas for making your Thanksgiving even more beautiful:

  • Place golden painted pumpkins as a centrepiece

  • A wooden crate with all the vegetables of the harvest season will make a beautiful and a rustic centrepiece.

  • pumpkins as a centrepiece

  • You can take a large round candle, tie corn cobs all around it and place it on the centre with the candle lit up.

  • Keep a wicker basket with pines, acorns and fruits with a lit candle in the middle.

  • centrepiece

  • Tie the table napkins with long threads made out of sage leaves. They will also smell nice.

  • You can place corkboard leaf shaped coasters on the table.

  • Use painted glass cylinders as candle holders on the table.

  • You can mark the place settings at the table with the names of your guests on small chits sticking out of nuts.

Thanksgiving is the time to show gratitude towards the blessings we receive. Here is to wishing you a very beautiful Thanksgiving.

Last Updated: 7th September, 2017