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Fall Flowers for Thanksgiving: 4 Unique Ways to Style Your Table

Kailee Palileo 27 May 2023
fall sunflower bouquet tablescape for thanksgiving

As you decorate your front porch with pumpkins, and hang beautiful fall garlands from your mantle and stairway for Thanksgiving, there's one place in your house that you can't forget to decorate... your dining room table! This time of year is all about gathering with loved ones and eating yummy food, which means your Thanksgiving table will be at the center of all the festivities. Whether you're hosting a Friendsgiving, work party, family gathering, date night, or all of the above this season, you can leave your table looking its absolute best with fresh fall flowers.

No two tablescapes are the same - so here are four unique styles to consider for your Thanksgiving gathering:

1.) Create Autumn Sunshine with Splashes of Orange

Bring some sunshine to your fall tablescape by adding splashes of orange or yellow. Whether it's a spiced punch orange and pinecone wreath, or an arrangement of yellow and orange Thanksgiving flowers, your guests will appreciate the festive touch that these hues bring. Keep a classic fall palette with greenery, or sprinkle in some peach flowers to add a summer twist. Yellow, pink, or red linens would look stunning with this style, or keep it simple with white accents. Add some fruit or citrus to your decor to keep things fresh and cheerful, and light a sweet-scented candle to bring it all together! This style can be used for either a modern, minimalist feel or a bold and cheerful statement.

Simple Thanksgiving table with fresh wreath and dried oranges

Flowers for your Sunshine-Inspired Thanksgiving Table:

Spunky Spice Centerpiece

Orange and yellow flower arrangement with roses and billy balls

Autumn at Sundown Centerpiece

Bronze and white table arrangement for thanksgiving

2.) Be Bold with Bright Friendsgiving Flowers

Celebrate with friends this season by hosting a colorful Friendsgiving event. This look is all about COLOR. Try combining classic fall colors like red and orange with other creative hues such as peach, blue, or pink, or go for any color palette that feels right for you and your friends. This style can be easily adapted to Thanksgiving events with family or coworkers as well. A colorful tablescape will create joy and energy in your gathering space. Not to mention, using a unique fall color palette will have your guests talking about your tablescape for months to come. Pull off this style with classic white linens and simple dishes, or go all-out with your bright theme and incorporate colorful glasses, napkins, and vases in your decor.

Friendsgiving table ideas colorful fall flowers

Colorful Flower Arrangements for your Friendsgiving:

Love & Comfort Centerpiece

Colorful flower arrangement with pink, purple, and orange flowers

3.) Welcome Guests with Warm and Cozy Colors

Decorate your Thanksgiving table with warm tones to make your guests feel at home. Fall decor is often marked by bronze and burgundy flowers, and it's no wonder why. These shades remind us of a cozy night by the fireplace or a burning autumn sunset and evoke feelings of both comfort and passion. Mix red, orange, and white together on your tablescape to achieve deep contrast, and to create a welcoming environment for your loved ones to gather. This look pairs great with sultry velvet or leather seating, elegant candlesticks, and some red or white linens. For the perfect final touch, add some textured greenery like seeded eucalyptus or leather leaf.

Thanksgiving flower decorations red and orange

Warm Fall Flower Centerpieces for your Cozy Gathering:

Cinnamon Twist Centerpiece

Red and gold flower centerpiece for fall

Gothic Romance Centerpiece

Burgundy and red flower centerpiece for fall

4.) Embrace Sunflowers for a Rustic Fall Flower Tablescape

Sunflowers are a classic fall flower and are great for achieving an effortless, rustic look. Add some pumpkins and fall greenery to your table with a sunflower arrangement and - ta-da! - you'll have a classic fall tablescape to show off at your Thanksgiving gathering. This style is great for decorating wooden farmhouse tables, and pairs well with simple dinnerware or vintage dishes. For an extra rustic feel, try using woven placemats, unique candle holders, or pinecone accents. If you aren't going for a rustic style, sunflower arrangements can be used to create a number of other aesthetics too. Try adding gold accents for a luxurious feel, or go for an all-white look so your bright sunflowers pop against a minimalist backdrop.

Thanksgiving table pumpkins and sunflowers

Sunflower Arrangements for your Rustic Tablescape:

Endless Summer Centerpieces

Sunflower arrangement for fall

Saffron at Dawn Centerpieces

Sunflower centerpiece for Thanksgiving

Rise and Fall Centerpieces

Sunflowers for Friendsgiving or fall 

Feeling Creative? DIY Thanksgiving Flowers Made Easy

If you have a specific vision for your Thanksgiving table, there are plenty of ways to create your own look. Our DIY Flower Combos each include a unique collection of flowers for your DIY flower arrangements. All you need to do is order a flower combo, receive the fresh flowers on your doorstep, and then use your creativity to transform your blooms into the perfect fall flower arrangement or Thanksgiving flower centerpiece!

Our Rustic Copper Combo Pack, for example, comes with Copper Mums, Bronze Amaranthus, White Spray Roses, Grevillea,  Dried Bunny Tails,  Farm Assorted Fall Greenery. The colors and textures of these fall flowers would be perfect for a Thanksgiving tablescape!

Rust and white flowers for DIY fall arrangement

Don't Forget the Garland!

Fall table garlands are another classic Thanksgiving decoration. Whether it's lush greenery, golden magnolia leaves, or colorful hypericum berries, garlands make a stunning table runner. Place your fresh garland down the middle of your table, and then add your favorite fall flowers to create a Thanksgiving look that is right for your gathering. These ready-to-go arrangements are great for filling space on your table and will make your gathering space look picture-perfect.

Shop Garlands Here 

Fresh magnolia garland for fall

Here at FiftyFlowers, we can't wait to see how you style your fall table, and what you create with your Thanksgiving flowers this year. If you are still looking for more inspiration, follow us on Instagram, Pinterest, or Facebook to see all of the latest flower trends and best DIY tips. As you start planning your Thanksgiving tablescape, don't forget to shop for wholesale flowers and Ready To Go Arrangements. Fresh flowers bring joy, and will help you create the perfect space for your loved ones to gather this season!

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Bright Friendsgiving Picture: Photography by The Mitchell Photo Collection, Venue by Willow Bridge, Planning and Design by Ira and Lucy, Floral Design by Just So Event Floral, Flowers by FiftyFlowers, Film by Moor Pictures, Sweets by Boise Cakery, Catering by Madre Boutique Taqueria and Syringa Events, Fine Table Top Rentals by A Fine Fete, Linens by La Tavola Linen, White draping by Idaho Tents and Events

Warm and Cozy Picture: Styled Shoot by - Rocky Mountain Bride, Rentals by Blush Creek Rentals, Hair by Lindsey Anderon, Makeup by Siraj Tengaio Makeup Artist, Wedding Design by Dreamer Events Boise, Cake and Macaroons by Dulcerella Custom Cakes, Flowers by FiftyFlowers, Flower Design by Petal Works Design Studio, Dress by Laneige Bridal, Modeling by Erica Aryana and, Photography by The Red Barn Photography, Vow Books by Mercy Letters

Rustic Sunflowers Picture: Flowers, Design, and Photography by FiftyFlowers


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