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6 Things You'll Need For The Best Thanksgiving - Outside

October 18, 2018
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A late autumn day outside is absolutely magical.  Blue skies, a slight breeze stirring the fall leaves from the trees ... what a beautiful way to celebrate Thanksgiving.  Here are the six tips you need to know before planning your own backyard festive feast. 

Keep it Natural

Incorporate natural elements into your centerpiece and place settings.  Vibrant foliage and wild grass clippings  add dimension and height to your tablescape. BU5A5191

Choose a Crisp Color Scheme

When selecting the perfect hues for your rustic Thanksgiving tablescape, take a cue from nature and make it your own.  Instead of choosing the traditional orange and brown, think ginkgo!  This unique color is both distinctive and beautiful. 

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When things chill down, after the sun goes down, make sure you have comfy blankets and pillows to bundle up with.  They're not only super cozy, but they're a great way to incorporate more texture and patterns into your overall design. BU5A5210

Cover It Up 

Serve your Thanksgiving spread on a separate table so you'll have room for everything. You'll also need to make sure you have covers for all of those delish dishes.  Bell jars and flower pots can be used to protect your dishes from party-crashing bugs!

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Toasty Lighting

The days are getting shorter, so you'll want to keep lighting in mind.  Candles, lanterns and string lights will illuminate your evening in style and create a warm and welcoming atmosphere.  

Warm Nightcap

End the night with an ultra-cozy Hot Chai Tea Toddy, preferably around a nice warm fire.  

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