Thanksgiving is upon us. In just a few short days, friends and family will be gathered around a delicious spread ready to give thanks and chow down. If you’re hosting a Thanksgiving dinner this year, remember that when it comes to your dinner table, presentation is important. Here are a few tips for turning up your game for your table settings and make the aftermath of Thanksgiving easier.
One glass per guest. Especially if you’re hosting a large party, setting a rule of one glass per guest will save you a lot of time on cleanup after dinner.
Use table linens. A simple addition of a table linen can add a sense of formality to the occasion. It’ll make your setting look lovely and make the Thanksgiving table seem all the more special. Solids linens offer a more modern look while prints can look very traditional.
Opt for cloth napkins. Again, this will lend a sense of formality and style. Paper napkins can detract from the look of your table. Choosing a color and style of cloth napkin that complements your table linen will really tie everything in together.
Create a centerpiece. Consider the size and shape of your table. You’ll want to make there is enough space for all your dishes. Incorporate pumpkins and other seasonal items into your centerpiece to evoke a seasonally appropriate look. Decorative centerpiece glassware and stands can help you arrange your look.
Make use of candles. Candles evoke a romantic, traditional feeling. Have decorative candles lit when the guests arrive. If you’re wary of having an open flame, consider battery-run candles to achieve the look you want while avoiding a potential hazard.
Try place cards. These can make intimate dinners feel really special and thought out. With a larger Thanksgiving party, it helps you to arrange more strategic seating for friends and family members who don’t get along too well. It allows you to control the environment.
Don’t forget utensils. Your guests won’t get far into their dinner without the appropriate flatware. Put the serving utensils on the table or buffet when you set it. Make sure you have a serving utensil for each dish to avoid getting foods mixed.
Rent extras. Whether you need extra chairs, tables, service wear, or decorative pieces, renting saves money and space. You’ll have the items you need for each guest without having to designate additional space store these items permanently.
The Party Place has all the items you need to make you Thanksgiving dinner feel extra special. You can find chairs, linens, napkins, dishes, silverware, serving pieces, and more in The Party Place’s online showroom. The Party Place is the Portland area authority in event rentals. Contact The Party Place today to discuss our extensive rental catalog and find the rentals that are right for your event.
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