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Awesome Thanksgiving Table Settings That Take the Party Outdoors!

There is something about celebrating events and festivals outdoors that simply leaves us all mesmerized. No matter how awesome your Thanksgiving party already is, it becomes even more special when you take it outside and make nature a part of it all. And those worried about not having a huge backyard or garden need not fret too much, as even as small porch, a shaded deck or a tiny urban balcony can play host to that perfect outdoor Thanksgiving dinner. It is a dream for many of us that keeps slipping away, mostly because of logistics or weather. But this year, you might finally want to take the bold step of venturing outdoors and hosting an alfresco Thanksgiving dinner party.

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Lighting steals the show at this outdoor Thanksgiving dinner party!

One of the biggest gripes with an outdoor Thanksgiving dinner is the weather this time of the year. While some parts of the world get downright frigid by late November, there are still many places where the weather is pleasant and fall still holds sway over winter chills. If you live closer to the tropics, you have little to worry about (other than an unexpected shower), and this year you might want to move away from the small dining room and kitchen to the open, rear garden for a change. We have the best and most gorgeous outdoor Thanksgiving table settings lined up for you today to offer the inspiration you need!

Thanksgiving Outdoor Dinner Party

While there are plenty of gorgeous and outstanding Thanksgiving table settings for you to swoon over here, the important thing to remember is that your outdoor Thanksgiving dinner experience is not about capturing the perfect picture. Do not be too obsessed with aesthetics that are often plastered all over catalogs throughout the holiday season (and make your table seem like a poorly crafted kids’ project in comparison)! Think of things like proximity to the kitchen, shelter from a possible cold breeze in the evening, space for your guests and other such ergonomic factors before you spend endless hours on the ‘right look’.

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Rustic outdoor thanksgiving tablescape from Hostess with the Mostess
Let your porch play host to a great Thanksgiving dinner party [Design: Troy Spurlin Interiors]
Stunning outdoor Thanksgiving table with a splash of purple
Try out outdoor Thanksgiving brunch if al fresco dining seems too much trouble [From: hgtv]
Colorful lighting for outdoor Thanksgiving dinner [Design: Terri Clark Interiors]

Thanksgiving Table with Fall Colors

You are taking the Thanksgiving table outdoors, so why not let nature be the source of inspiration that shapes its style and overall appeal? This does not mean that your Thanksgiving table in the garden needs to be filled with pumpkins and fall produce alone. You can borrow from the hues of your garden or even colors that represent fall to give the table a stunning yet natural look. Themes such as rustic, farmhouse and even organic work best here. For those who still want to keep their outdoor Thanksgiving table distinctly modern, pops of orange and purple are great options indeed.

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Modern and rustic touches come together at this outdoor Thanksgiving table
Fabulous outdoor dining idea for an unforgettable Thanksgiving [Design: Gil Walsh Interiors]
Small porch is the perfect place for an intimate and unforgettable Thanksgiving dinner [From: Anita Diaz for Far Above Rubies]
Outdoor entertaining idea on Thanksgiving
Pops of orange add more festive flavor to the al fresco Thanksgiving dining table [Design: Summerour Architects]

Embrace Natural Goodness

A big task each year is to choose a theme and style for the Thanksgiving table from the millions that one can conjure up and create. This year, step back and let the landscape around your house define the style of the table, the pattern on the Thanksgiving tablecloth, the pattern of the china and the beautiful centerpiece at the heart of it all. Do not just draw inspiration from colors of fall, but also find little elements that connect the outdoor Thanksgiving dining experience with your poolside deck, porch, patio or garden to create that perfect and unforgettable night for your entire family.

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Let your Thanksgiving celebrations also bring natural goodness along with them! [From: Glitter Inc.]
Take your Thanksgiving dinner party outdoors this fall! [From: Tamsin Design Group / Gregg Rannells Photography]
Give the outdoor Thanksgiving dinner party a rustic touch [From: Maria Teresa Debracamonte]
Farmhouse style porch with simple Thanksgiving table setting [From: Jeffrey Lendrum / Lendrum Photography LLC]

Sherry Nothingam

Sherry is a blogger who loves to live her life to the fullest. She enjoys everything associated with design, décor and stylish modern trends. Born in California, Sherry has grown up on open ranches and in a wild setting, which has defined her taste for design and developed her interest in examining how structures and homes interact with the beauti[...]

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