Thanksgiving & Fall Party Ideas & Tips

| November 9, 2018

If you’re in charge of Thanksgiving or Friendsgiving for your group of family or friends, don’t stress! These Thanksgiving party ideas are everything you need to throw a memorable soiree full of family, food, friends and fun. From small gatherings, to large parties, we’ve got you covered with these Thanksgiving party ideas.

Fall Dinner Party for Thanksgiving

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Fall Dinner Party for Thanksgiving by Tammy Mitchell

This fall party features natural centerpieces made out of the season’s best produce – pumpkins, squash and dried corn. A burlap table runner and old fashioned pie plates complete the look for this outdoor fall party.

Thanksgiving Entertainment Tips

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Thanksgiving Entertainment Tips by Tammy Mitchell

If you’re not sure how to start planning your Thanksgiving party, these five tips from Pink Peppermint Design are here to help. Cozy throws and hues of orange, red and yellow help create a gorgeous outdoor color scheme.

Easy DIY Turkey Cookies

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Easy DIY Turkey Cookies by Tammy Mitchell

Gobble, gobble! If you’re busy cooking a big meal for your friends and family, make dessert a breeze with these cute turkey cookies. Oreos, candy corn and a peanut butter cup are all you need!

Glitter Leaf Turkeys

DIY Kid's Crafts for Thanksgiving

Glitter Leaf Turkeys by Tammy Mitchell

Send the kids out to collect leaves for these glittered turkeys and then come inside to glitter them up to create a sparkly Thanksgiving craft that you’ll love to pull out year after year.

DIY Feather Cupcake Toppers

DIY cupcake toppers

DIY Feather Cupcake Toppers by Tammy Mitchell

These adorable turkey feather cupcake toppers are easy to make. Simply cut out feathers, glue them to toothpicks and stick them in some cupcakes from your local bakery to create a dessert that’s adorable and delicious.

DIY Gold Dipped Feather Placecards

DIY gold dipped feather placecards

DIY Gold Dipped Feather Placecards by Tammy Mitchell

Dress up plain white ceramic feathers with a little gold acrylic paint to create a placecard that doubles as take home Thanksgiving party favor for each guest. They take just a few minutes to create and will dress up your table in a big way.

How To Host A Friendsgiving Dinner

How To Host A Friendsgiving Dinner

How To Host A Friendsgiving Dinner by Lindi Haws

Friendsgiving is a newer version of Thanksgiving so don’t be intimidated if you’ve never thrown one before. Use these Friendsgiving party ideas to throw a memorable party.

Thanksgiving Dessert Table

Thanksgiving Dessert Table & Party by Double Fun The Parties with Printables by Love The Day

Thanksgiving Dessert Table by Lindi Haws

Thanksgiving printables help take this dessert table from drab to fab. In hues of brown, orange, yellow and green, these printables add a pop of color to your Thanksgiving dessert table.

Friendsgiving Celebration Ideas

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Friendsgiving Celebration Ideas by Randi Dukes

Friendsgiving is supposed to be an easier fall celebration so take it easy by using high end disposable tableware. They’re nice enough to create a stunning tablescape, but disposable so you don’t have to spend hours on clean up.

Thanksgiving Centerpiece with Grocery Store Items by Randi Dukes

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Thanksgiving Centerpiece with Grocery Store Items by Randi Dukes

Thanksgiving is a celebration of sharing a bountiful harvest and there’s no better way to pay homage to that first Thanksgiving than by highlighting gorgeous produce. Red cabbage, kale, apples and pears all combine for a colorful centerpiece that’s good enough to eat.

Paper Craft Your Kid Thanksgiving Table

Paper Craft Your Kid Thanksgiving Table | Kim Byers

Paper Craft Your Kid Thanksgiving Table by Kim Byers

It’s amazing what you can do with a little paper! From invitations, to homemade placecards, colorful Thanksgiving themed paper creates a beautiful fall themed party palette.

Thanksgiving Turkey Toss Kids Game

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Turkey Toss Thanksgiving Game by Kim Byers

While the adults are socializing and getting the meal ready, make sure that the kids have something to do. This turkey toss kids’ game is fun for all ages.

Thanksgiving Indian Corn Rice Krispies

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Fun Food: Thanksgiving Indian Corn Rice Krispies by Kim Byers

Combine regular and cocoa rice cereal to make these treats that look like seasonal Indian corn. Add them to lollipop sticks and include a construction paper corn husk for a sweet treat.

Thanksgiving Kid's Table Idea: Turkey Milk Bottles

Thanksgiving Kid's Table with Turkey Milk Bottles by Kim Byers, TheCelebrationShoppe.com

Thanksgiving Kid’s Table with Turkey Milk Bottles by Kim Byers

Dress up plain milk bottles with some paper feathers and a little sparkly washi table. They’re so cute and perfect for a Thanksgiving kids’ table.

Thanksgiving Table Tips

Thanksgiving Table Tips by Mariah Leeson

Thanksgiving Table Tips by Mariah Leeson

Whether you’re a seasonable Thanksgiving host or you’re approaching your first hosting gig, these Thanksgiving table tips are sure to help make your holiday memorable and fun. Black and white stripes, combined with pops of gold and green create a stunning table.

Easy Friendsgiving Table Setting

Easy Friendsgiving Table Setting

Easy Friendsgiving Table Setting by Mariah Leeson

Aqua, navy and gold help create a unique color scheme for a fun Friendsgiving celebration. Add in some orange pumpkins and natural woven chargers add to the tablescape.

Stress Free Fall Dinner Party

Stress Free Fall Dinner Party by Mariah Leeson

Stress Free Fall Dinner Party by Mariah Leeson

Planning a fall themed dinner party doesn’t have to be full of stress. Use these tips from Giggles Galore to help plan an easy dinner party that’s perfect for Thanksgiving.

Kids Thanksgiving Table Setting

Kids Thanksgiving Table Setting by Giggles Galore

Kids Thanksgiving Table Setting by Mariah Leeson

Some of the best memories from Thanksgiving are of sitting at the kids’ table. Help make these memories for kids attending your Thanksgiving celebration by creating a fun Thanksgiving kids’ table.

Thanksgiving Kids Party Idea

Thanksgiving Party Idea for kids

Thanksgiving Kids Party Idea by Michelle Stewart

This kids’ table is full of pilgrims, turkeys and pumpkins that are so cute, the adults will want to swap places!

Whether you’re a seasoned Thanksgiving host or you’re planning your first celebration, these Thanksgiving party ideas will help ensure that your party is one your guests will remember for years to come.

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