I had a lot of fun coming up with some inexpensive decor ideas for Thanksgiving dinner at our church’s food bank. I shared the how-to for the fall branch centre pieces here, but wanted to show you how it all turned out.
We dressed each table with simple white table cloths, the fall branch centre pieces, a sweet smelling pumpkin scented tea light, and a small pumpkin gourd. We rolled the cutlery and tied with a simple orange ribbon, and added these fun menu cards to each place setting. I used free graphics from Hostess with the Mostest’s mod thanksgiving.
I also made some fun dessert picks with the same graphics to add to every ones slice of pie, for an extra special touch. They were created with my circle punch, and glued to wooden coffee stir sticks.
We tried to add a fall touch to the entrance with these really simple flowers, fall mum blossoms,floating in pretty round vases.
We were expecting some kids for dinner, so we made some simple colouring books with free colouring sheets, a joke sheet and some fun maze activities, and a pack of crayons. Always good to keep little ones busy!
For an extra touch we added some pumpkin cinnamon hand soap and hand cream to the powder room, from Bath and Body Works. Sometimes love is in the details!
Other decor included simple candles, and lots of pumpkins.
Sometimes it doesn’t take much to create an atmosphere that’s warm and inviting for special guests. A special thanksgiving dinner for those less fortunate, gathered together in an atmosphere of community love, now that’s when life really is a party!