DIY THANKSGIVING PARTY IDEAS, CRAFTS, AND DECOR

Who's ready for a stress-free, yet totally Pinterest-worthy Thanksgiving-themed holiday celebration? We've got the recipe to cook up the Thanksgiving party of your dreams, complete with all things tasty and toile! Not to mention, a few decoration ideas that you can easily make yourself. So let’s give ‘em pumpkin to talk about as we break down all the best Thanksgiving Day tips, tricks, and party supplies!

 

Thanksgiving party table setting with colorful balloon backdrop.

 

Say Bonjour to blue toile, AKA your new favorite tableware pattern. Toile details are classic for any dinner party, but we especially adore it for a Thanksgiving feast because it’s bold and unique. 

Blue isn’t typically included in the fall holidays, but if you pair it with the right details it blends beautifully into the autumn scene. Just be sure to incorporate pumpkin finishes, gold candle holders, and fall leaves into your tablescape as well. 

 

DIY blue toile paper mache Thanksgiving pumpkin.

 

The best part of this holiday party theme? The fun and simple DIY Thanksgiving decor! We wanted to bring more of that lovely blue color onto our fall table, so we grabbed some party supplies and got a little crafty.

Rachel Huntington Owner CEO of Bonjour Fete DIY Pumpkins

We made these blue toile and plaid pumpkins using acrylic paint, mod podge, and our blue toile napkins! We used foam pumpkins for this craft and lots of dusty blue and white paint. To paper mâche the toile pattern on, we pulled back the paper layer of the toile napkins and adhered the front to the surface of the pumpkin with mod podge.

These add such a unique twist on traditional decor, and make the perfect Thanksgiving centerpiece. Simply layer a few in different sizes, or pair them with a bouquet of fall florals.

 

Easy DIY painted pumpkins for Thanksgiving decorations

 

 

Thanksgiving party dessert ideas.

 

Another easy Thanksgiving table decoration - well presented food! Whether it’s pumpkin pie or frosted sugar cookies, there’s nothing better than a heavenly dessert after a big meal. So keep those mouths watering by teasing all the tasty treats on a cute cake stand.

 

Blue Thanksgiving party supplies set-up.

 

But seriously, you put all this work into cooking Thanksgiving dinner, so it deserves to be shown off! Thankfully, we have all sorts of festive dinnerware to serve as a stage for your delicious delicacies. Just imagine how heavenly your pie will look in this adorable pie dish!

We went with white or blue glassware to complement our color scheme, but feel free to incorporate other tones. The more mix-matched and eclectic, the better!

 

Thanksgiving place setting with blue toile pumpkin plates.
Now let's move on to the place setting and what your guests will be gobbling off of! These blue toile pumpkin plates are a necessity in this table-scape. Not only are they perfectly on-theme, they also look like fine dinnerware. 

That means you can get the sophisticated Thanksgiving dinner look without all that dreaded cleanup. Less dishes means more time for all the Thanksgiving games and family fun! (Winner, winner turkey dinner!)

 

 

Blue toile paper party supplies.

 

If you want a little more variety, these blue french toile plates pair beautifully with them as well! Who said Thanksgiving party supplies have to always look the same? After all, the more toile the merrier!

Thanksgiving party supplies for a dinner party.

We still can’t get over how striking blue and orange look together, so for the rest of this set-up we used matching blue toile party cupsnapkins, and cutlery. Then we tied it all together with an orange charger and these adorable pumpkin place matsAs for other details, we displayed white stone bakeware and fall themed textiles.  

Thanksgiving party supplies and party favors.

And since one DIY isn't enough, we're sharing another kid friendly Thanksgiving craft! We made these free printable festive templates in collaboration with The House That Lars Built so everyone can share in this classic tradition! 

Just print, cut, fold, and fill and you've got yourself the perfect Thanksgiving party favor! They also bring a hearty serving of color to any table, so be sure to include one at each place setting. Download the template from the link at the bottom of this post!

 

Thanksgiving party favors

 

If you're not feeling up to crafting this holiday season, we've still got you covered! Serve your guests a slice of this sweet pumpkin pie pinataStuff them with a few tasty treats and fun games, and send them home with your Thanksgiving guests. 

Quick tip: They’re also fantastic for keeping your little turkeys occu-pied, so don’t forget to include them at the kid’s table!

Thanksgiving decorations and party supplies set-up.

You know we couldn't resist setting up a balloon garland in this color scheme, so we gathered some blue and orange balloons in various sizes and tones. However, this Thanksgiving party is still so delightful in a minimalistic setting. Simply set up a few small fall decorations in coordinating blues and oranges, and your home is all ready for hosting! Easy Thanksgiving decor for the win!

Rachel and daughter Audrey Huntington decorating at Bonjour Fete

We are still obsessing over this aesthetic Thanksgiving party theme, and we hope you try it out yourself this year. But no matter what you decide to serve up this season, we're sure it'll be a gobblin’ good time! Save us a seat?