The food may take the day, but a gorgeous Thanksgiving table starts with flowers.
Setting a gorgeous table for Thanksgiving is all part of the fun—and way more forgiving than that turkey. Flower arrangements elevate the decor, whether it is a kitschy Americana-themed affair or an elegant evening set with your best china. You can choose classic, glowing oranges and red florals for a centerpiece or embrace late-fall blooms like thistle and cotton branches; for the plan-ahead host, we also love dried florals, which can be ordered and arranged well in advance. Below, some of our favorite flower arrangements to set out on Thanksgiving Day, because, hey, if it gets too complicated, sample a few autumnal cocktails and within a few clicks, we’ll have you completely covered (in flowers, that is).
For an earthy and rustic vibe, try a flower arrangement that has copious amounts of green with some lighter petal shades, like a pale peach.
Never Desert You
Incorporate less traditional botanicals like these earth-toned succulents into your bouquet. Bonus: Succulent clippings can be replanted, so send a few home with your guests as party favors.
Floracracy has a quiz that allows you to not only choose the color and style of your bouquet, but also the meaning of your flowers, so your table can contain “hidden” messages of gratitude and love.
100 Stems of Eryngiums 400 Blooms
Spring and summer blossoms get all of the credit, but sturdy winter stems like thistle can add a stark beauty and sense of wildness to your table.
Play up the greenery and the autumnal color scheme by combining burgundy scabiosa with safari sunset stems and ruffled white and phoenix roses.
Dried Floral Bouquet
Dried floral bouquets make for an elegant wintry tablescape. Plus, you can order them well in advance without worrying about them wilting.
Marigolds are brilliant fall flower that make for a stunning single-blossom bouquet.
Not a fan of earth tones? An inky spray of calla lilies feels just as lush and plays nicely with cool table decor.
Warm-toned florals like sunflowers give the table an inviting glow.
A mix of fresh roses with lavender and eucalyptus is so romantic and goes with anything, whether you want to set the table with on-theme pumpkins or elegant dinnerware (or both!).
Dried Banksia Foliage
Autumn leaves are one of the standout symbols of the season, so skip flowers altogether and decorate your table with a vase full of foliage instead.
Rich burgundy and pink flowers pop against a ceramic white vase.
Mixed Marigold Wreath
For a botanical take on the cornucopia, put a wreath flat in the center of the table and fill it with pumpkins, pinecones, and squash for an abundance of fall beauty.
A mix of black calla lilies and red hypercium berries is the floral equivalent of a cup of apple cider, perfectly fall.
Preserved Silver Dollar Eucalyptus Bush Dried Flowers
Incorporate red eucalyptus into your Thanksgiving decor, the unexpected crimson hue reminds us of autumn leaves.