How to Decorate the Table for Any Holiday Event

how to decorate the table

Have you checked out Magnolia‘s new line in person at Target? It’s called Hearth and Home and we’re obsessed. With Thanksgiving, Christmas, parties, and events coming up, the dishware and decor are perfect for an effortless and everyday look. By using the same few pieces, we were able to create various tablescapes that can transition from a formal Thanksgiving dinner to a Christmas party with friends, or an everyday dinner with the fam!

1. Start With the Basics

The dishes we picked up were simple black and white, which are great staples. When your dishware and silverware are neutral, you can create many different options for various placemats and decor.

2. Add in Some Greenery

A little greenery goes a long way. We got these strands of eucalyptus from JoAnn Fabrics, but you can find them at any craft store. We used it as a centerpiece with some candles and on the plate for some extra flair.

3. Play Around With Your Layout

Use a black sharpie and kraft paper to create a custom look and layout by adding names, thankful lists, and more. Switch out napkins and glasses to play around with your layout. We love the gold mugs for some sparkle and flair.

How cute is this cookie cutter hammer?! Perfect for Jamie’s place setting.

4. Create a Fun Kids Table

Although the adult table is looking great, the kids should have some fun too. Use extra kraft paper for name tags and add napkins used as a placemat. Keep it simple, and with the kraft paper tablecloth, the kids can draw turkeys, leaves, and what they’re thankful for.

5. Style a Cutting Board with Cheese and Bread

No party is complete without a cheese tray. This is an elegant look that can transition from an everyday get together with girlfriends to the perfect thing to bring to a dinner party. Add in some greenery and grapes for pops of color


Cutting board

hearth and home silverware

Matte black silverware

stoneware black pitcher hearth and home

Stoneware pitcher

stoneware salad plate hearth and home

Stoneware salad plate

stoneware dinner plate

Stoneware dinner plate

stoneware mini bowl

Stoneware mini bowl

hammer cookie cutter hearth and home

Hammer cookie cutter

plaid napkins hearth and home

Plaid napkins

towel set hearth and home

Towel set

white candle hearth and home

Sugared Birch Pillar Candle Candle


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Amber K

So gorgeous!! I love it!!!! Next time we need a Familylaser cutting board in there!! 😉 xo

Morgan Molitor

Oh crap! How did we miss that?! BAH! YES we should have. Ugh. I just need to load up and have on hand!!