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Do It Yourself: Thanksgiving Décor and Dinner Ideas

November 23, 2021

The holidays serves as such a magical time that sometimes comes with a side of stress. But don’t worry, we have you covered with this list of easy, DIY Thanksgiving dinner and decorating ideas!



Check out these lists of easy decoration ideas based on your style and level of effort. We’ve listed some of our favorites!


DIY easy Thanksgiving decoration ideas from Woman’s Day

  • Magnolia pumpkin display
  • Decorative napkin tags
  • Pinecone centerpiece
  • Pumpkin vase
  • Corn cob vase


Chic Thanksgiving ideas from Good Housekeeping

  • Banner place cards
  • Dip dye candles
  • Succulent-filled pumpkin
  • Pear centerpiece
  • Fall leaf cake topper


Festive Thanksgiving ideas from Country Living

  • Plaid and wood table setting
  • Leaf & pinecone napkin rings
  • Button napkin ring
  • DIY apple candleholders
  • Cinnamon stick place card holder



Try this simple, DIY One-Pan Thanksgiving Dinner by Tasting Table!

  • Prep time: 30 minutes, plus resting time
  • Cook time: 50 minutes
  • Serves: 4 servings


If a traditional feast is what you seek, here are some ideas for a Thanksgiving dinner party:

  • Turkey
  • Stuffing
  • Mashed potatoes and gravy
  • Green bean
  • Corn
  • Cranberry Sauce
  • Pumpkin Pie


Surprise your guests with some of these non-traditional Thanksgiving dinner ideas:

  • Potato bake
  • Green bean casserole
  • Corn casserole
  • Pumpkin cake
  • Baked apples


Here are some alternative thanksgiving dinner ideas for guests who have diet restrictions:

  • Pork loin
  • Pot roast
  • Salmon
  • Baked eggplant parmesan
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Almond green beans
  • Brussel sprout salad
  • Pecan pie
  • Apple crisp


And if time isn’t on your side, here are Taste of Homes 100 Thanksgiving dinner ideas that are ready in 30 minutes or less!


Simpson wishes everyone a Happy Thanksgiving! Should you be looking for a new home, be sure to click here to see and learn more about our communities.

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