Get your fall themed tablecloth from Bright Settings then grab some real pumpkins for your Thanksgiving table. I have gathered up 10 fabulous ways to use real pumpkins on your Thanksgiving table. From orange to white and every color in between, real pumpkins have come along way from your standard jack-o-lantern. You can use them for everything from centerpieces to place cards to serving the food at your Thanksgiving feast. Step away from the fake pumpkins and add a real farm flair to your table this holiday season.
First up is a nature inspired table centerpiece from SAS Interiors. I love the rustic log and the use of mini pumpkins and gourds all around. Gourds are another great natural element that even add texture with their bumpy appearance.
Go with all neutral colors like my friend Karen from The Graphics Fairy. The simple addition of a pumpkin on top of the urn gave me ideas for using common decor items in the center of my table. An urn, candlesticks, or a vase can give you height.
Try using pumpkins as place cards like this idea from Ador by Melissa. This is such a simple idea but your guests will feel like you have went the extra mile.
If you don’t like the tape with the name on the above picture, try monogramming your mini pumpkin place cards like this idea from delish.com. This one is also lovely in all white for a monochromatic approach to the holiday.
You can even use pumpkins if you are looking for a touch of modern or glam to your Thanksgiving table. This glitter dipped pumpkin place card from Formal Fringe is perfect for that glamorous table. Yes even real pumpkins can be dipped in glitter or paint or any other medium.
Think outside of the box and hollow out your pumpkin for a perfectly festive fall centerpiece. The addition of the floating candles make this one show stopping addition that will leave your guests talking for weeks.
Another outside of the box idea is a pumpkin wreath wrapped around a candle. The monochromatic white pumpkins look lovely but this same idea could be made more colorful with the great real pumpkin options that are out now.
No room for pumpkins in the centerpiece or place cards? Well then why not serve up your Thanksgiving meal in pumpkins. A hollowed out pumpkin can be used for dips or sauces. Add a bowl to the inside if you don’t want to get any of that pumpkin flavor in your dish. What would you serve up in a pumpkin?
A super simple line of pumpkins down the center of your Thanksgiving table can be done in minutes and look gorgeous. This lovely white table setting from Martha Stewart Living is one that anyone could pull off.
Add colorful pumpkins to that same white monochromatic color scheme and get another look completely. This table from Midwest Living is both gorgeous and cheerful.
Will you be picking up real pumpkins for your Thanksgiving table? Get a variety of colors or go with all one. Either one will turn your tablescape from drab to fab!