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Turkey day is as much about the gorgeous Thanksgiving table decor as it is about the food. Okay, maybe not AS MUCH, but no other holiday screams “decorate that table!” more than Thanksgiving for some reason. Maybe it’s because Fall is just such an inspirational season for decorating. The colorful leaves, the last of the pumpkins, the browns and reds that so beautifully match the stuffing and the turkey…you get my point.
Here’s the thing: when it comes to decorating, easy is always best for me. Not just because time is a magical concept that doesn’t actually exist in my world, but also because I’m not exactly the craftiest kid on the block. When I headed to Dollar General to come up with easy Thanksgiving table decor ideas, I didn’t have anything particular in mind. I find that’s the easiest way to come up with decor ideas of any kind, really. If you have a set idea in your head, you miss out on other opportunities.
Thanksgiving table decor ideas with Dollar General
Dollar General has such an amazing Thanksgiving decor section. Seriously, the most extensive I’ve ever seen. I apologize for the somewhat fuzzy in-store picture, my phone camera isn’t that stellar all the time and I was brand-new to taking pictures with it when I went shopping for supplies. Here’s what I came home with:
At first, I wasn’t sure how I wanted to use everything. I actually used the leaves in our easy fall craft idea with Dollar General, but I had a ton left over. I knew I wanted to do some sort of family activity with the acorns though. So here’s what I came up with:
Grateful Acorns Family Activity
Before everyone arrives, lay the foam acorns out on the table (I surrounded them with the leaves to make them prettier). Put some markers out too. As guests arrives, ask them to take an acorn and a marker, then write down one word that describes something they are grateful for. Here’s the catch, though: it has to be different from anyone else’s. So if the first person picks “Family,” no one else can! Use the Grateful Acorns as place cards at the table, instead of name cards.
Other easy ideas from my Dollar General stash include:
- Tearing the leaves off the wire and scattering them across the table like confetti.
- Wrapping the silverware in Thanksgiving ribbon instead of a napkin.
- Placing mini festive foam pumpkins at each table setting.
- Planting pumpkin seeds in a little pot and decorating with the cute little foam leaf pics, then sending one home with each guest as a gift.
Coming up with easy and inexpensive Thanksgiving table decor ideas isn’t hard when you visit your local Dollar General for inspiration. They never let me down!
How do you decorate your table for Thanksgiving?