Anyway, this is what I did...
Our table only seats six and we are going to be serving eight so I had to get clever and fit another table onto the side of it and then figure out how to make it look all cohesive. So I remembered that we had a king size sheet in a perfect harvest color that we'd never used. It made the perfect tablecloth and covered both tables.
|An unused sheet can stand in for a tablecloth when in a pinch.|
I collected leaves from around my neighborhood and used leftover mini pumpkins from Halloween to make the table decorations.
|Artfully arrange leaves under mini pumpkins for fall festive decorations at each place setting.|
For the place cards I simply wrote each name on a leaf and placed it over the napkin on the plates.
|Place cards made by nature are more beautiful than any I could make or buy.|
To help tomorrow go much more smoothly and make sure everything is gonna fit on the table I labeled each dish with what it will be serving for the meal and made sure each dish had a serving utensil. Tomorrow when all the family arrives and is wanting to help they will be able to see what goes where without having to ask me (I'll be busy in the kitchen!)
|All organized and ready to go!|
The buffet is where we will be serving appetizers and dessert. Did you think I have a table runner? Nope, it's a trimmed end from one of the curtains that was too long. I just folded the raw edge under and perfection. It was even just the right size. All to do next was lay the leftover leaves on it for decoration. Pretty simple huh?
Look around your house for things you may be able to repurpose into decorations in a pinch! You just might find what you need and save some cash in the process and perhaps the landfill too!
Happy Thanksgiving Everyone