Did Thanksgiving sneak up on you? Here are some last minute Thanksgiving ideas to help you have a stress-free and pretty Thanksgiving holiday complete with hostess tips and a pretty tablescape, obvi. 😉 Happy entertaining, friends.
Welcome guests with a tray of self-serve cocktails. Prepare a large batch in advance and just before guests are scheduled to arrive, pour over ice and serve. Try a cocktail fitting for fall like a spiced pear cocktail.
As you all know, I’m obsessed with tablescapes so here’s a last minute Thanksgiving idea for styling your tabletop.
Add an unexpected element.
Impress your guests with a fun and unique element. We created individual charcuterie boards for each guest which is a cute alternative to a large charcuterie board. For another impactful moment, we repurposed a large round candle holder as a focal point floral centerpiece.
I cannot believe Thanksgiving is next week! While I usually go all out, we’re doing a super low-key Thanksgiving this year but that doesn’t mean you have to! Today I’m recapping some of the Thanksgiving tablescape looks I put together last year to inspire you to kick your Thanksgiving entertaining up a notch. 🙂 Click on the links to check out the original blog post with a lot more photos, tips and recipes for each tablescape.
Organic Boho Thanksgiving Tablescape
See more from this tablescape here. This Thanksgiving tablescape features a soft, organic color palette of neutrals and green. A macrame runner provides texture and gourds and artichokes act as centerpieces. Floral arrangements of white flowers and succulents alongside speckled dinnerware and silver and wood accents create an organic yet refined Thanksgiving tablescape look.
Summer is here and it’s almost the 4th of July! Are you planning a 4th of July party? Today I’m sharing inspiration for a vintage all-American 4th of July party featuring a killer burger bar and tablescape with traditional Americana elements like vintage soda bottles, Cracker Jacks and motorcycle vibes.
Check out this awesome 4th of July stationery! You should know by know that I’m a big fan of sending coordinating invites when hosting a party.
What better way to celebrate 4th of July than a burger bar? To style our vintage all-American burger bar I used vintage soda crates, an American flag backdrop and vintage accessories. Burger labels coordinate with the invitations. Look at those cute motorcycle cut outs! I love the idea of displaying French fries in these friers! You could even place one at each place setting for your guests. Indigo textiles, wood tones and vintage books round out the display. Vintage-inspired condiment containers are a must! Home Depot has some, they’re awesome!
4th of July party decorating can be pretty!… Read more
Pretty + St. Patrick’s Day? YES, FOLKS! St. Patrick’s Day entertaining doesn’t have to be filled with cheesy decorations, it can be pretty too! Even to those who don’t like shamrock green. You be the judge. Check out this pretty St. Patrick’s Day inspiration I whipped up.
Pretty St. Patrick’s Day Inspiration
Can we talk about this watercolor shamrock stationery? So soft and pretty and it set the perfect tone for our concept! I love the idea of incorporating stationery for any gathering you are hosting. It makes the event feel more special and if you everyone loves receiving something in the mail. When ordering stationery, think beyond the invitation and integrate it into the evening as well. We knew we would have an Irish whiskey bar, so our genius stationery designer designed a custom card for the bar. If you have a variety of drinks or desserts, labeling them with custom cards that coordinate with the invitations is a great way to make the event cohesive. For the tablescape I started with a soft linen runner along the center of the table.… Read more
I can’t believe Christmas is right around the corner! I’m not ready to give up Christmas music, apple cider and holiday decor just yet…and I’m certainly not ready to stop trying to inspire you guys for your holiday entertaining either! Today I’m sharing a cute al fresco concept for a holiday party, girls winter gathering or even a New Years party. How about a pink wonderland tablescape with a low boho table, poufs and pillows, sequins and pink hot cocoa??? If you guys follow me on Instagram, you may have seen the sneak peaks of today’s project on my story a few weeks back. I was inspired by a beautiful image from an Anthropologie catalog earlier this year featuring a low boho table under an oak tree with moss and lanterns hanging from it. I have the perfect oak tree so I decided to use that setting as inspiration for an al fresco, PINK boho Christmas tablescape and of course a bar cart! Huge thanks to Emily Katharine Photography for capturing the day perfectly, per usu.
OK you guys! Get ready for some glam holiday party inspiration!
Remember how I told you guys I used to own a vintage rental and styling company? Well, before closing the doors to my business, I did one last wedding styled shoot hoorah with my dear friend Emily. You guys know Emily, she snapped the pics in my post about how to host an easy Fall brunch. A “styled shoot” in the wedding industry is when a lot of wedding vendors come together and basically put on a fake wedding. Each vendor typically donates their time and services in order to network, exercise some creative freedom, push boundaries and/or experiment with new techniques, and everyone involved gets the images to use for marketing. We enlist everything you would need for a wedding, down to the “bride” and “groom.” I conceptualized and styled the shoot, and I couldn’t have asked for a better team for my last wedding shoot with my industry friends! Annnndddd I’m so happy that my favorite wedding blog, Green Wedding Shoes, featured our work!
For this table, I used a macramé table runner – the one from my giveaway, remember? The color scheme focused on neutral colors like ivory and gray with green, pops of purple and silver accents.… Read more
Hey there, folks! Happy week before Thanksgiving! We’re back today with part 2 of our “one table, three ways” tablescape project and today we are sharing all the details for a deep red and moody, elegant Thanksgiving tablescape! If you didn’t see yesterday’s post, head over and check that out, because not only is it all about making your Thanksgiving table pastel and gold, I shared the whole backstory on the project. And in case you didn’t know, Style Me Pretty Living, featured our project yesterday, which makes me super, duper excited!
OK, ready for table number two?? It’s a lot more dramatic than yesterday’s table! Here goes…
Elegant Thanksgiving Tablescape Inspiration
For this elegant Thanksgiving tablescape, I wanted to show an eclectic seating option featuring a sofa on one side. Isn’t that vintage tufted sofa amazing!? We used black chairs on the other side. If you want to change up your seating options for Thanksgiving entertaining, reach out to local rental companies. Chair rental fees range from $7.00-$15.00 and some will allow you pickup to save on the delivery fee. … Read more
You guys! This is a huge week for Daly Digs! I have been super busy behind the scenes creating some great content for you guys and today I can finally share one of my latest projects, three completely different Thanksgiving tablescape ideas just in time for Thanksgiving next week.
I will post each Thanksgiving tablescape idea in detail here on Daly Digs over the next three days so get ready for some pretty!
A Little Background
This project went from an idea in my head to photoshoot day in less than 2 weeks, involving a professional photographer, a HUGE brand sponsor, FOUR stationary designers, a floral designer and enough props, table decor and furniture for three, completely different tablescapes with food and cocktails!! I was dreaming of unique Thanksgiving tablescapes, a departure from the traditional table décor in fall colors.… Read more