[tps_header]Halloween is just days away, and we are only a month away from Thanksgiving! Are you putting on a party this year? Pumpkins are one of my favorite ways to decorate because they are so darn easy but also so cute, festive, chic, classy — depending on what you pair them with, you can vary from a spooky Halloween table to a classic Thanksgiving setting. So we put together some of our favorite pumpkin tablescape and decor ideas — for pumpkins real, fake, large, and small!
20 Easy Ways to Decorate Your Table with Pumpkins
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Designer Diann Valentine sent us a couple of ideas, which really got us thinking and looking for even more ideas! 🙂
“Whether you are hosting a dinner party or a casual gathering for Halloween, creating a fun and creative tablescape should be on the top of your list. Pick up some ceramic pumpkins from any local home décor store or try these available at Pottery Barn. Spray paint them all black and use large clear crystals to add eyes to them after the paint dries. Add mercury glasss candle holders and vases in varying sizes and shapes down the center of the table. Layer in some long strands of pearls draped over and round the pumpkins and mercury glass containers. Add lots of candles for sparks of light and your done. This fabulous tablescape will be a departure from the traditional Halloween but adds some festive sophisticated glamour to your table.”
“To add to your glamorous tablescape, take mini white pumpkins and dip them in a small quart of silver metallic paint. Suspend them over newspaper until they dry then attach your guests name and riddle to each stem. I am a big fan of place cards at any dinner party because I believe that great parties don’t happen by accident and it’s critical that guests are coached into having a great time. I like to give place cards a dual purpose by directing where your guests will sit as well as igniting interesting conversations at your table. Consider adding a clever humorous riddle to each place card and then ask your guests to share before your first course is served. Here is one to get you started: “Why did the skeleton go to the party alone? He didn’t have any body to go with him”!
Ready for more easy pumpkin table ideas? Try these!
Quick and easy — pumpkin candles! Revel Blog uses them as an annual tradition, to decorate for Thanksgiving and thank the host. Love it!
Or greet your guests at the door with a little ambiance, courtesy of some floating candles in a hollowed out pumpkin (via BHG)
This white pumpkin vase with orange roses and lilies is 100% GORGEOUS!! Photo by Brad Howe Photography.
And if you want to make your own, the talented ladies at UCreate have the tutorial for you:
And this terrarium/cloche by rosannastable over on Instagram is gorgeous and so easy!
Give this ever-popular Martha Stewart pumpkin hack a try — hollow out your pumpkin, slip a bowl inside, and fill it with drinks! And don’t forget to use our easy printable drink labels for extra festive points.
As you’re trimming your trees — don’t toss that branch! Turn it into a festive centerpiece, surrounded by mini pumpkins and gourds. By the very talented Jenna Burger.
White pumpkins look so stunning on a table! I love how The Graphics Fairy used an urn to add some height to her centerpiece.
It’s important to add a variety of textures, too — and how better than a woven pumpkin or two? with some wheat for height! (via Pottery Barn)