Table Ready

What makes Thanksgiving special? The company is far more important than the feast. Bringing together both family and friends allows a chance to get together; something you may not get to do but once per year. Whatever is on your grocery list this year, remember the “why” you get together.


Thanksgiving is considered the travel holiday. So many travel from afar to visit family or friends. With so many people coming together you may take advantage of a seating arrangement with name cards at each setting to ensure everyone has a pleasant time. If you do have many generations of one family at the table after dessert, consider discussing family health history. Learn more about this day of recognition by clicking here.


You don’t have to have a terribly fancy place setting knowledge to pull off an elegant tablescape. Adding eucalyptus to the table or around the runner will add contrast to the foods you prepared. Know your basics for utensils. Rather than placing your napkin on the outside left to the fork, try this simple crown napkin folding. Any material will do fine, no need to have cloth, though it makes it easier to fold.

How to Fold A Napkin For Thanksgiving:

Step 1: Fold the napkin in half at a 90-degree angle.

Step 2: Fold the left corner, then the right so they rest perpendicular to each other. Creating a diamond.

Step 3: Fold diamond into a triangle by placing the left side over the right side.

Step 4: Take the top fold of napkin and create a small triangle out of the flap.

Step 5: Point the triangle away from you, then take right and left angles and tuck them into one another.

Step 6: With a curl created, snug tips into each other.

Step 7: Lay napkin flat pointing away from you to examine edges.

Step 8: Lastly, the napkin can now stand up, pull inside portion up.