For my third and final Thanksgiving table ideas, I decided to go all out and do a glamorous tablescape using the colors of gold and aubergine as inspiration. My first Thanksgiving table was done for the low, low price of 50 bucks! My second table used many of the same elements as the first table but added colors through the use of flowers. This elegant table also uses elements of my first table, but I decided money was no object and ended up spending $175 for the whole thing.
I love seeing all of the gorgeous Thanksgiving tables on Pinterest, but nobody really talks about how expensive they can be! That is the real reason I did this series- so you could see for yourself that tables can be quite pricey if you go all out!
It was difficult to get the entire table in one shot, so I will try to go through the different elements so you can kind of get what I was going for. First of all I thought it would be cool to spray paint some pumpkins. I have seen this done with great success on Pinterest and figured I wanted to try it. I also painted the medium sided pumpkins aubergine, but I think they sort of looked like large turnips. The good news is, once everything was in place they all combined beautifully together. Win!
The middle of the table was the main focus with a large gold glittery pumpkin on a pedestal (not counted in the total amount spent because I already owned it) flanked by the same candles and bottles in the original versions. This time I covered the bottles with a white and gold flecked paper I found at my local craft store. Then I strung twine around it to keep the paper secure.
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Once again I used the place cards with words that reminded me of the spirit of Thanksgiving, but instead of using twine to tie them as napkin holders, I threaded fresh flowers through them and placed them delicately on a perfectly folded napkin. You might also notice the addition of the gold chargers. These are chargers I already owned but decided to add to the total cost because many people don’t have these lying around.
ProTip: If you have plastic chargers you can easily change the color by using spray paint! These have been at least 5 different colors before they were sprayed gold for this post!
To add even more glamour to my table, I thought white roses were a gorgeous choice. I placed them in various sized Mason jars that I covered using a different gold flecked paper also found at my craft store. I just used regular tape to keep the paper in place. Then I added the purple mums as pops of color to tie everything together.
Last, but not least, I happen to have some copper leaves that I purchased at a craft fair years ago. I didn’t count these towards the total cost because you would be much better served to find regular leaves and spray paint them. With that said, I am planning on doing a DIY on how to make these copper leaves because they really are cool and the older they get, the prettier the patina.
So there you have it! A glamorous Thanksgiving table! Here is how the costs broke down:
- Brown paper runner: $5.00
- Pumpkins: $27.00
- Spray paint: $12.00
- Chargers: $24.00 (I got these on sale for $2.00)
- Flowers: $45.00
- Jars: $27.60 (two sets of Mason jars)
- White pumpkins: $8.28
- Tags: $6.00
- Twine: $9.00
- Sharpie: $2.00
- Gold flecked paper: $10.00
- Candles: $2.00
Ok, so I went over $175 by a few dollars, but in my defense I counted two sets of Mason jars even though they weren’t all used. I figure it is still a fairly decent estimate.
I hope you ladies enjoyed this three part series on Thanksgiving table ideas. If you need more Thanksgiving inspiration, be sure to check out my resource guide seen below.
With the holiday of Thanksgiving coming up I thought I would put together a resource guide on how to plan and throw a successful Thanksgiving dinner. Here is what is included:
- How to throw a dinner party 101
- Menu planning
- Thanksgiving table ideas
- Easy make-ahead recipes
- And more!
So be sure to click HERE and check it out. If you like it, feel free to share it with your friends and family.