Whimsical & Colorful Thanksgiving Table

November 16

Adding some whimsical touches to any celebration is one of my favorite things to do!  Not only can it bring some extra fun to the festivity, it lightens the mood and can make your event comfortably casual without losing the “wow” factor!  Now that the holiday roller coaster has taken off…I’m always looking for ways to simplify my gatherings so that I can fully enjoy family and friends AND not get stressed about the next party on the calendar!  Last week I shared some colorful displays in my dining room and those bright colors & DIY projects were the inspiration for my table this year!  The best part?  Most of the tabletop is disposable!  After we’ve stuffed ourselves with the feast I can collect the paper products and fill up the trashcan rather than my sink…that alone is worth celebrating!  See some of the whimsical fun I had with paper plates, containers, tags…and the unexpected elements that helped make the table shine!

whimsical, colorful, joyful…

whimsical Thanksgiving

whimsical can mean fun…so two fluffy throws make an unexpected table cloth!  never be afraid to try something a little crazy…it might be just the right touch!

whimsical Thanksgiving

use pretty paper!

these darling paper plates are so festive & colorful…and they’ll make the cleanup a breeze!

whimsical thanksgiving

i love the addition of these paper baking containers for holding extra napkins & utensils…

whimsical Thanksgiving

and to keep it simple, mason jars make a casual alternative to water goblets!

whimsical & casual table

glittered acorns, tiny poms, and a little hot glue really dress up some place cards!  i love how they resemble party hats!

whimsical Thanksgiving

my decoupage pumpkin ties the entire table together in such a fun & lighthearted way!

whimisical centerpiec

a little whimsy, a little color…

whimsical Thanksgiving

an unexpected twist…

whimsical Thanksgiving

that’s what a whimsical Thanksgiving is made of!

whimsical Thanksgiving

have an easy & colorful Thanksgiving!

some products in this post can be found at~

Target:  paper dinner & dessert plates, napkins, candles, place cards, glittered acorns, fuzzy throws

Home Goods:  paper baking containers


  1. Susan

    November 17

    This is such a great thanksgiving tablescape ! I love what you did with the pumpkin. Super cute and creative.

    • Lori

      November 17

      Oh Thank you Susan! It’s going to be a colorful & whimsical dinner this year!

  2. Beth

    November 20

    There are so many really fun details to this Thanksgiving tablescape! I love the sparkly acorns and adore the way the table is set! Happy Thanksgiving!

    • Lori

      November 21

      Oh Thank you Beth! I really appreciate it!! xoxo