For those of you hosting Thanksgiving this year you know it can be a little bit stressful. Having all of your family in one place running around your house can be overwhelming at times. This year you can avoid some of that chaos just by simply incorporating a dining space into your backyard room.
A Backyard Thanksgiving can be as simple or formal as you want to make it. The biggest things you need to focus on are the table setting, seating arrangements, decorative additions, lighting, and weather considerations. So mix things up this year and try having a Backyard Thanksgiving!
There are many different styles of table setting you can use for your backyard thanksgiving. For a more rustic approach you can utilize straw place mats, wicker chairs or even decorate with flowers. The choice is all yours.
For a more formal backyard thanksgiving table setting pull out the good china. Just because you are eating in your backyard room doesn’t mean you have to eat on paper or plastic if you don’t want to.
Helpful hint: make sure you don’t cram too many people in at one table. Making sure you have enough seats and space for all of your guests to sit comfortably will really help make your backyard thanksgiving successful.
If you are like me and have a lot of family that joins you for Thanksgiving, I have learned that it is very helpful to incorporate a name card placement so all of your guests know where they are sitting. If you aren’t keen on the idea of making your guests sit in certain places, at the very least it is a good idea to designate a kids table from the adults table.
The best part of enjoying Thanksgiving in your backyard room is having the opportunity to use nature as you decorate! The fall leaves are a perfect backdrop for your backyard thanksgiving and can even spruce up a simple centerpiece. Below are a couple examples of some beautiful centerpieces to incorporate into your backyard thanksgiving this year.
Lastly, it is important to take notice of what the weather is going to be like before you really put a lot of effort into creating your backyard thanksgiving. In the case that you are going to have bad weather it might be for the best to take the festivities inside. Ease and comfort of your guests are two very important things to take into consideration today.
No matter where you decide to spend your Thanksgiving this year just remember to take a moment and truly give thanks. Happy Thanksgiving!