Last Minute Thanksgiving Centerpieces & Decorations

Last Minute Thanksgiving Centerpieces & Decorations

Since Thanksgiving is so much about the food it is easy to forget about Thanksgiving Centerpieces or how you are going to set the table and add a little fall flair to your home. Being so involved with the recipes, I have ruined at least 2 Thanksgiving pies already (forgot to add the sugar to the pumpkin) and my husband is now asking for a Banana Cream pie today.

I have never made Banana Cream Pie before but he noticed a bunch of bananas going brown on our counter.

20 Easy Thanksgiving table settings (2)

Despite the pie errors and other side dishes, I am trying to get done before the gang gets here today,  I need to also set the table. Fortunately, I still have some fall decorations out from Halloween so I just need to make a few adjustments on the table.

I thought I would share with you a few quick last minute Thanksgiving decorating ideas that you probably already have at home or can get at the grocery store for one of your last trips for forgotten whipping cream!!


Last Minute Thanksgiving Centerpiece Ideas

I have a simple hurricane candle that I move around and I replaced the candy corn pumpkins for popcorn as the filler. You can absolutely still use candy but I wanted a change.


Cornucopia but as place cards.


Edible Thanksgiving Placeholders

For the table, you can make simple cornucopia for the kids with ice cream cones and leftover Halloween candy. Super simple and you most likely have everything at home.


Using Natural Items for a Thanksgiving Centerpiece

For the table I used two vases filled low with flowers and leftover gourds and bittersweet. If you like the natural look you can simply add any natural twig or vine in your yard.



You can also add beautiful leaves under plates for a pop of color. Not extravagant but festive at the same time.

Be sure to check out our post about preserving acorns so you can use them to decorate the house too. 
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Here’s to wishing you and your family a blessed Thanksgiving and hoping you can stay focused on your family and friends instead of worrying about Black Friday or Thursday as it seems to be now!!


Other amazing last-minute Thanksgiving Table Decorations!

Last Minute Thanksgiving Centerpieces

Make these simple DIY Thanksgiving Centerpieces for last minute decor at your table.

This lighted Thanksgiving centerpiece can be made with basics found at your local dollar store. If you are looking for an inexpensive, yet beautiful centerpiece, you can make this lighted Thanksgiving centerpiece in about 30 minutes with these step-by-step instructions.

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 Add color and a unique twist to the table with a mix of small flower arrangement, glass vases, and fall items. Fill the vases with dry lentils, acorns, or tiny pine cones, and top them with mini pumpkins.

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Party Favors can also serve as Placeholders at your Thanksgiving Table.

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With a few items from the Dollar Store you can make this super simple centerpiece for your Fall Table.

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Store-bought candles and acorns from outside come together in this simple centerpiece.

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Make your kids table a crafting area or have the kids premake these for their cousins.

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The great thing about using a fake pumpkin for this centerpiece is that you can keep using it year after year! You also don’t need to worry about getting it out of your house before it starts to rot or get mushy (ew!).

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For under $5 and 30 minutes you can make this burlap table runner and banner.

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Raid your recycling bin for different sized cans that you can use to build this centerpiece. Having a lot of people? Make more than one set so you can have multiple succulent clusters going down the table. As a fun party favor, you could send everyone home with their own succulent planter as well!

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If you're looking for something really out of the norm for the kids table or a fun Friendsgiving, this easy balloon centerpiece really mixes things up!

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