22 Thanksgiving Table Ideas and Printable Place Cards

A collection of beautiful Thanksgiving table ideas and printable place cards to inspire your own table!

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The world may be in full Christmas swing, but Thanksgiving is just around the corner! I love to add a Christmas tree to my dining room, it adds sparkle and ambiance to our Thanksgiving dinner! Even if you don't add any decorations but lights, it can make for a very special meal.

If you're looking for ideas to decorate your table or need some printable place cards to use, check out these ideas below from some of my favorite bloggers! You can click the individual links below to get more details!

We pour our souls into creating beautiful and doable ideas, and love it when you are inspired to copy our ideas! So take a look below, find something that feels like you, and add it to your table this Thanksgiving!

Beautiful Thanksgiving Table Ideas

Thanksgiving Table Decorations

Whether you like sweet and simple or going all out, it's always fun to decorate the table for Thanksgiving! Even if you just use candles and a tablecloth, I challenge you to do something a little different than the everyday decor. This shows your family it's a special day, a celebration! And don't we have so much to be thankful for? You'll find so many ideas below. You might choose to recreate something entirely, or just pick and choose elements that suit your time and your style. Do what fits!

Thanksgiving Table Place Cards

If you're hosting Thanksgiving dinner this year, using personalized place cards is a special way to create an intimate table. They're so easy to make, but they have a big impact! Think about it...when you sit down to a table at a place with your name, doesn't it make you feel special? It reminds you that you aren't at that table by accident! Someone thought of you and took the time to write your name on a piece of paper, or a leaf, or a pumpkin. This personalized touch reminds your family and friends that they're welcome, they have a place at your table.

Candlelit Moody Thanksgiving Table Decor - Delineate Your Dwelling

Amy's moody and romantic Thanksgiving table is filled with florals, candles and darker tones.

Colorful Thanksgiving Tablescape with Galvanized Feather and Printable - 2 Bees in a Pod

Vicki created a colorful Thanksgiving table and made faux galvanized feather decor and place cards that look like real metal!

Thanksgiving Table with Mismatched Dishes - DIY Beautify

This is my 2023 Thanksgiving table. I used mismatched brown and blue transferware dishes, a DIY candle and a pumpkin centerpiece.

6 Easy Tips for Creating a Rustic Thanksgiving Table - Sunny Side Design

Michelle and Steph are sharing their 6 tips to putting together a Thanksgiving table that is both rustic and elegant.

Free Menu and Placecard Printables for Your Thanksgiving Table - Midwest Life and Style

Share your Thanksgiving meal menu with your guests, along with matching place cards that Jen has created to be simply printed out.

Thanksgiving Decor Ideas - Design and Dazzle

Toni's Thanksgiving decor features purples, golds and metallics as well as a large turkey centerpiece that is vibrant and absolutely stunning. 

Free Thanksgiving Place Cards - The Tattered Pew

These brown paper place cards Kelly created are easy to print out and either fold and add to a plate, or tuck into a pinecone for a fun place setting. There's a blank space for a name to be added by the hostess.

Thankful Place Cards Just Print and Cut - The How To Home

Mary Beth created printable place cards that are interactive. Have a few pens on the table so guests can write down what they're thankful for.

Make a Gorgeous Pumpkin Fall Centerpiece - Inspiration for Moms

A beautiful centerpiece for your Thanksgiving table using a foam craft pumpkin and fresh florals.

Braided Raffia Pumpkin Placeholders - Ruffles and Rainboots

Sarah turned inexpensive faux pumpkins into rustic beauties using braided raffia. The addition of a picture or place card metal holder makes these unique.

How to Create a Cozy Thanksgiving Table - The Tattered Pew

Kelly is sharing her 5 secrets for putting together a cozy and intimate Thanksgiving table using natural elements, as well as a holiday bundle of printables that you can use!

Easy Thanksgiving Tablescape and Centerpiece - The How To Home

Mary Beth created a feeling of abundance with a floral centerpiece filled with Fall flowers and fruit, and colorful elements on her table.

Thanksgiving Dining Room with Copper Accents and Printable Gratitude Cards - DIY Beautify

This is my Thanksgiving table from a couple years ago. I used copper elements, along with dried magnolia leaves and printable gratitude cards that you can simply print and cut out. There's room for your guests to add their thoughts.

Setting a Simple Thanksgiving Table - Anderson and Grant

Jamie is all about keeping her Thanksgiving table simple. She adds "just the right amount of seasonal touches and elegance to make the table a special place to gather without spending precious time overthinking the process."

Chic Black and White Thanksgiving Table - Sunny Side Design

If you're a lover of black and white decor, you will love this take on a chic Thanksgiving table!

Thanksgiving Centerpiece with Velvet Pumpkins - My Wee Abode

Julie uses a variety of her handmade velvet pumpkins to create a charming Thanksgiving table exploding with color. The real stems, saved from discarded pumpkins, makes this table centerpiece exquisite.

Simple Fall Farmhouse Table Setting - Rocky Hedge Farm

Sarah's simple Thanksgiving table is a mix of muted shades with a cozy buffalo check tablecloth. Handpicked leaves make a charming centerpiece.

Simple Thanksgiving Place Setting Idea - Our Tiny Nest

Nicolle's table is decorated with a warm and neutral color palette, and the easiest place cards. I love the little gold pin detail!

Thanksgiving Gift Tags (4 Printable Designs) - Our Crafty Mom

Michelle has four different Thanksgiving printable designs to cover anything you might need!

The Easiest Maple Leaf Place Cards for Thanksgiving - DIY Beautify

Like Nicolle's idea above, my Thanksgiving table from a couple years ago uses dried leaves as place cards. I love using nature in seasonal decorating because well, it's free! Plus, it adds a freshness to your home!

Name Place Cards for a Simple Fall Elegant Table - My Wee Abode

Simple elegance, that's what these place cards embody! Julie offers two varieties, one with just the botanicals plus this one with Thanksgiving words. Just print on your home printer, cut out and use on your table!

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  1. Thank you so much for sharing my Thanksgiving table and place cards!

    1. You're very welcome my friend! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  2. What a great collection of Thanksgiving tablescape ideas! Thank you for including two of my posts! Pinned!

    1. Thanks for your contribution Julie! Wishing you and your family a blessed Thanksgiving!

  3. SO many beautiful Thanksgiving ideas, Cindy. Thank you so much for sharing my table, and printable menu with place cards. I hope you have a blessed holiday season!

    1. Thank you for letting me share your beautiful ideas, Jen! Best wishes to you this season!


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