Thanksgiving Outdoors! (With links)

Thanksgiving Outdoors! (With links)

Call me crazy, but this year, I am attempting to have Thanksgiving OUTSIDE. Due to the pandemic, and cases recently increasing in our area, we want to be as safe as possible. Obviously, this will rely on good weather. The weather has actually been pretty warm the past few years in New Jersey so I’m keeping my fingers crossed.

That being said, I wanted to share my table setting decor for this year. I always use paper plates and plastic utensils. (I know, I know, but it saves me from doing so many more dishes!) I also like to keep all my decor kid-friendly, since my kids will inevitably knock something over at some point.

I got these cute dinner plates and dessert plates and napkins from Target. The gold wine “glasses” are also from Target (on sale for $6.30 each!) I love that they are shatter-proof! They’re simple enough to use in casual settings, but pretty enough for fancier occasions too.

This pretty eucalyptus garland adds a nice touch to the table. I LOVE those beautiful elaborate centerpieces you see on Pinterest, with layers of candles, flowers, and delicate pieces that my kids would probably break in under a minute. For now, I’m keeping it simple with the garland that takes two seconds to lay out on the table, but still adds enough interest to the decor. I also added some tea lights (they take batteries, of course) and faux white pumpkins on the plates. These placemats are probably my favorite find. I love getting versatile decor that I can use for other holidays or seasons.

Since we will be outside, I am also planning on having a hot drink station with coffee, tea, and hot chocolate. We will have our fire pit going, with all the ingredients to make smores. I’m also putting out a basket of hand warmers to keep everyone warm!

Last but not least, I decided to try something new and set up a movie outside. I always like to have something planned for the kids, since they tend to get restless. Andy already had a projection screen and I bought this bluetooth movie projector. I’m going to put out blankets and turn on a classic, like Charlie Brown!

I hope you can use some of the ideas for your own Thanksgiving this year. Stay safe everyone!

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