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Easy Thanksgiving Table Setting and Drink Recipes That Sparkle

Here's an easy Thanksgiving table setting that I created using neutral colors and pumpkins. Hope it inspires you to create a beautiful tablescape. Serve your guests these simple drink recipes that will add a touch of sparkle to your Thanksgiving Day!

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The holiday season this year will look very different from previous years. But that doesn’t mean we can’t make memories. If possible, I do recommend you air on the side of caution by having a smaller gathering and host outdoors. For the few close guests I plan to host, I will leave plenty of space between my place settings on my long table. Although I can’t host outside, I leave all my doors open to allow circulation of the air.

My Friendsgiving may be smaller this year but that doesn’t mean the food won’t be great or the drinks won’t be plenty! I have two easy holiday drink ideas that will go well with your Thanksgiving meal and carry you into the holidays. Both will add a touch of sparkle to your meal with sparkling apple cider and champagne! Scroll to the bottom of this post to get both recipes.

Easy Pumpkin Tablescape For Thanksgiving

I created an easy neutral tablescape that I can effortlessly take from Thanksgiving to Christmas overnight. I started with this table runner and garland as my base and added pumpkins I got from Trader Joe’s throughout the table. Whether you’re going to a pumpkin patch or your local grocery store, you’re bound to find a great collection of pumpkins during the Fall season. I recommend getting different sized pumpkins to mix and match. Lastly, I added touches of these red eucalyptus to places that looked bare and candle sticks to add height. To transition the tablescape to Christmas, I plan to remove the pumpkins and add pine needles and pinecones.

The Place Setting

I used @BarkleyDoodles recipe for the mini pumpkin pies! You can be find it here.

Easy Thanksgiving Drink Recipes That Sparkle

Cranberry 75


1 oz cranberry simple syrup** (See Notes Below)

1 oz gin

Chilled Prosecco/Champagne


Place simple syrup and gin in a glass and top with bubbles of your choice.

Garnish with lemon if desired.


**To make Cranberry Simple Syrup simply add 1 cup cranberries, 1/2 cup water. 1/2 cup sugar to a sauce pan and simmer for 10-15 minutes. Make sure to strain and chill before using.

Sparkling Rosemary Cider


Rosemary springs

1.5oz Vodka

2 oz Sparkling Apple Cider (I used Martinelli’s)


Place rosemary in ice-filled glass after muddling and add Sparkling Apple cider to the Vodka.

Please Have A Safe And Enjoyable Thanksgiving!


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