Time Saving Decorating and Activities for Thanksgiving Day

Posted Thursday, November 20th, 2014 by .

Decorating for Halloween, Thanksgiving, and then Christmas can be time-consuming and expensive. Save both with some great tips that we’ve put together for you. With a little prep work, you can make your Thanksgiving décor something the guests will be talking about long after the feast’s over.


First of all, there’s no need for expensive holiday decorations when Mother Nature has provided them for you free of charge. This elegant piece can be set on the table, or anywhere you want to bring the outdoors inside. You can even scatter leaves across the dinner table. Here are the simple steps.

Thankful Turkey

Image via FamilyHoliday

While waiting for the main course, have guests write down what they’re thankful for on “feathers” attached to craft sticks. They can insert them into this non-edible turkey, for a reminder on why you’re all gathered around the table together. Get directions on this cool craft.

You can let your guests sit through awkward silences during the meal, or you can increase the likelihood of conversation with strategic planning. Make these beautiful place cards ahead of time, allowing you to arrange people so the conversation will flow. Find out how here.

Turkey Cookies

Image via Tyler Hill

When dinner is through and you’re waiting for the coffee to finish brewing, pull out some pre-made cookies to decorate with frosting and candy. It will keep the kids busy (and some of the adults, too).

Who says that the fun has to end once the meal’s over? Kids of all ages will enjoy making these glitter pumpkins. Martha Stewart shows you how here.

Now that we’ve shown you how to decorate with some simple tips and shared some of our favorite activities to keep your guests entertained, what tips do you have to share with us? Let us know in the comments!

Robyn Warner

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Robyn Warner has been writing since she learned how to hold a pen. She wrote her first book of poems before the age of 10 and is currently enrolled in college to learn how to properly structure her natural ability. Though creative writing is her preference, she is enjoying life in the technical blog world. Robyn’s goal entering her 30’s is to use her writing to inspire fellow cancer survivors and have a job that gives her the flexibility to live anywhere and never wear shoes. You can find her on .

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