3 Outdoor Thanksgiving Dinner Tips And 23 Ideas

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Thanksgiving is a cozy family holiday when everybody goes home and has dinner altogether sharing peace and love. If you live in warm places, you may go for an outdoor Thanksgiving dinner but keep in mind that there are some tricky points to think of. Let me share some of them.

Style Natural And Keep The Weather In Mind

Create minimal, natural place settings using linen napkins and scavenged berries and branches. Simply tie your foliage and other finds to the napkins with a piece of string. Your centerpiece should be styled with items that won’t blow away in the breeze. The obvious choice is pumpkins, which can hold other accessories like leaves and branches in place. Or try to create a chic planter with late-fall produce like lettuce or cabbage plants. Serve your Thanksgiving spread on a separate table so you’ll have room for a centerpiece. Another must for outdoor entertaining: mesh food coverings. Nothing ruins ambiance quite like pets or outdoor pests trying a taste of the pecan pie.

a natural tablescape with a greenery runner, candles in lanterns and napkins, some white blooms for a festive feel

a natural tablescape with a greenery runner, candles in lanterns and napkins, some white blooms for a festive feel

natural fall centerpieces with pumpkin vases, orange blooms, feathers and greenery for Thanksgiving

natural fall centerpieces with pumpkin vases, orange blooms, feathers and greenery for Thanksgiving

a natural greenery centerpiece with blooms, pears and candles in candle holders for a cozy feel

a natural greenery centerpiece with blooms, pears and candles in candle holders for a cozy feel

a lantern centerpiece is ideal for an outdoor dinner, fill it with pumpkins and gourds

a lantern centerpiece is ideal for an outdoor dinner, fill it with pumpkins and gourds

place pumpkins on the table in the center to make a cool table runner, which won't be moved by the wind

place pumpkins on the table in the center to make a cool table runner, which won't be moved by the wind

the more natural your table decor is, the cooler the ambience will be

the more natural your table decor is, the cooler the ambience will be

if you hestate about an airy table runner, just nail it with large heirloom pumpkins to make it secure on the table

if you hestate about an airy table runner, just nail it with large heirloom pumpkins to make it secure on the table

a cozy and simple Thanksiving table setting with pumpkins and corns  corn husks

a cozy and simple Thanksiving table setting with pumpkins and corns corn husks

rock plaids for table and chair decor, plaid prints are very fall-like and make your tablescape super cozy

rock plaids for table and chair decor, plaid prints are very fall-like and make your tablescape super cozy

Warm The Space Up

Even if you are living in a warm place, prepare for cooler temperatures as the night wears on with firepits placed around the table. Marshmallow roasting is the perfect post-dinner activity. If things get chilly when the sun goes down, make sure you’re prepared. Rich-hued pillows and wool tartan throws keep things casual, cozy, and, above all, autumnal. Provide these things for everyone, and they will be super grateful.

a very cozy table setting placed in a patio with a fireplace, which will keep you warm when it's getting later

a very cozy table setting placed in a patio with a fireplace, which will keep you warm when it's getting later

make a fire in the fireplace to feel warmth and coziness, a fireplace is the best idea for that

make a fire in the fireplace to feel warmth and coziness, a fireplace is the best idea for that

invite your guests to the patio with a hearth or a fireplace to make the ambience cozier

invite your guests to the patio with a hearth or a fireplace to make the ambience cozier

a fireplace and faux fur throws on the benches willmake sitting cozier and much warmer

a fireplace and faux fur throws on the benches willmake sitting cozier and much warmer

offer some plaid blankets and throws that match the table decor for a cozy fall-like look

offer some plaid blankets and throws that match the table decor for a cozy fall-like look

style each chair with blankets and throws to bring coziness in is always a good idea for outdoor settings

style each chair with blankets and throws to bring coziness in is always a good idea for outdoor settings

cozy pillows and blankets on each chair is key to success that will make the space comfy

cozy pillows and blankets on each chair is key to success that will make the space comfy

Lighting Is Key

This time of year, it turns dark fairly early, and nothing makes spaces more inviting than lots of light. Use string bistro lights or lanterns from surrounding trees to illuminate your dinner table and create an intimate setting. Use candles on the table – prefer candle lanterns because if it’s windy, you may get a fire. A fire pit or fireplace will be also a bright source of light and will warm up the space, roast marshmallows there.

place some candles on the table, they will create an ambience and make the table settign cozier and warmer

place some candles on the table, they will create an ambience and make the table settign cozier and warmer

you may hang some candles over the table to save soome space and make the decor more whimsical

you may hang some candles over the table to save soome space and make the decor more whimsical

pair candles with lights over the table to make the settign cozier and more welcoming

pair candles with lights over the table to make the settign cozier and more welcoming

lights over the table setting make the space cozier and comfier and welcome people to join

lights over the table setting make the space cozier and comfier and welcome people to join

an outdoor firepit is also a good idea for lighting and warming up the space

an outdoor firepit is also a good idea for lighting and warming up the space

lights combines with paper lights and candles for a chic and cozy look in the patio, so cool for family gatherings

lights combines with paper lights and candles for a chic and cozy look in the patio, so cool for family gatherings

if you have a large tree around, use it for lighting, cover it with lights and hang them donw from the branches

if you have a large tree around, use it for lighting, cover it with lights and hang them donw from the branches