Make Your Home Feel Warm With These Thanksgiving Decorations

Nov 20, 2018 Blog, Holidays, Projects
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Beacon Lake is an ideal location for putting family first. Here’s why Beacon Lake is the perfect place to call home during the Thanksgiving season with Thanksgiving decorations.

Beacon Lake is an ideal location for putting family first. Here’s why Beacon Lake is the perfect place to call home during the Thanksgiving season with Thanksgiving decorations.

Thanksgiving’s right around the corner. It doesn’t matter if your place is big or small. Thanksgiving decorations make your home feel warm and welcoming.

Read on for the perfect Thanksgiving decorations to make your home inviting. 

The Front Door

If you live in the perfect place to call home, then you’ll love hosting Thanksgiving dinner. 

The first thing family and guests see is the front door. Hang a “Give Thanks” wreath on the door. This sets the perfect tone for the day. 

Start with a homemade or undecorated store-bought wreath. Decorate the wreath with pinecones and holly or hypericum berries. Weave orange, brown, and red ribbon through the wreath. 

Put a small hand-written banner in the middle that says, “Give Thanks.” 

Create Memories with a Hand-Made Message Board

This fun idea is a conversation starter and a memory maker. Use an old frame and put a linen-covered foam core inside of it. You can also use a regular bulletin board and paint the frame.

At the top of the board, use pretty paper and write “We are grateful for…” 

Cut out paper-shaped leaves from scrapbook paper or colored construction paper. Supply marking pens and decorative thumbtacks. When family members and friends arrive, tell them to write what they’re grateful for on the leaves. 

Tack the leaves to the bulletin board. It’s a fun and thoughtful way to offer gratitude for the day and get your guests talking.

Fun with Candles

Use orange votive candles in small glass candle holders. Spread the candles around the dining room. Place them on the mantle along with miniature pumpkins and gourds.

Sprinkle in a few large orange pillar candles in glass cylinder vases for depth and variety. 

Do you have a few old candlestick holders? Modernize them with a coat of black spray paint. Then set small pumpkins instead of candles on top. 

The Table Top

Have fun with the table settings.

Use big silver chargers under plain white plates. Roll up orange napkins and place in the center of the plate. Use some of the orange votive candles on the table.

Pumpkin Menus

Here’s a cute way to tell your guests what’s on the menu. And you get a little more use from your Halloween pumpkins.

Coat a couple of pumpkins in chalkboard paint. After the paint dries, use chalk to write the menu on the side of the pumpkin. Place the pumpkins on the table or in the kitchen or scatter around the house. 

The Kids’ Table

Entertaining kids at holiday get-togethers is tricky. Here are some Thanksgiving decorations that double as entertainment. This will keep the kids busy while the adults talk after dinner.

Use a roll of craft paper instead of a tablecloth on the kids’ table. Fill small terra-cotta pots with crayons, pens, and colored pencils. The kids can draw and have fun.   

The Perfect Thanksgiving Decorations

The perfect Thanksgiving decorations add flair and fun to your holiday celebration. From the front door to the entry to the table, sprinkle in holiday decor for a warm and inviting atmosphere.

Don’t stress if you’re hosting. Thanksgiving decorating is fun and easy and it doesn’t have to be expensive. Have fun and enjoy the day with family and friends.


Looking for a warm and wonderful place to call home? Try Beacon Lake!