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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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