Preparing your home for holiday entertaining? When Thanksgiving rolls around, you want decor that captures a cozy feeling of wamth and family to make your Thanksgiving feast special. You may be focusing on the centerpieces, but try creating and decorating a Thanksgiving Sidetable. This makes a perfect bar, use it to hold extra serving dishes, set up a buffet-style dinner, or to make it a holding area for food platters so they don't crowd the dining table. It also makes a great space to display a Thanksgiving Chalkboard Menu.
A side table will help keep your gathering organized and less stressful.
Your table doesn't have to be a formal sideboard that came with your dining room set. It could be a knock-down simple table that you set up temporarily. Cover it with a cloth, a piece of burlap, or a painters canvas drop cloth for a rustic look. I use the mantel in my dining room as my sideboard.
This year I set it up as a bar.
I decorated it with fallen branches I found outside. I placed the branches in a trio of glass vases, and set up tall candle holders on the other side of the mantel to create an informal balance.
I also used a chalkboard to feature the Thanksgiving menu. A chalkboard is a fun way to add a little bit of your personality to the decor.
Learn how to make a Thanksgiving Chalkboard Menu here.