The past year and a half have rendered many of us homebodies, forgoing our typical holiday reunions with family and friends to keep each other safe from the virus. But now that the vaccination rates in the United States are steadily going up, there’s no reason we need to keep our celebrations separate this year.
The second half of 2021 is the season of reunions and celebrations. We deserve it, especially if we do our part in social distancing, wearing our masks, and being careful in public. Here are some fun and trendy thanksgiving celebration trends you can try for your upcoming gatherings.
Simple, minimal, and elegant
If the COVID-19 crisis has taught us anything, it’s that what matters most is our relationships and connections. It’s out with elaborate and loud styling and in with timeless and classic options that can look good with any type of home design.
Contact your party decor rental shop and ask for decorations that are clean but still impactful. Style your gathering space in a way that is elegant but still speaks to the season. Pumpkins of all sizes and colors can look instantly provide an atmosphere of fall to any room, and warm and earthy pine cones can also instantly transform a Thanksgiving spread.
Pajama fort party
The pandemic has made many of us homebodies. Why not channel that same energy for your upcoming Thanksgiving celebrations? Rent some stunning blankets and create forts out of them. You can also elevate the space by adding some aesthetic lanterns and faux candles. Throw in some fluffy pillows and blankets to make the setting as warm and intimate as possible. Recreate the feeling of being in the safety of your home, but this time, with the people that you love that you weren’t able to quarantine with.
Fruits and vegetables
If you think pumpkins and pine cones are too overdone, consider opting for other autumnal fruits. They can be any of the following:
- Winter squash
- Swiss chard
- Sweet potatoes or yams
- Green beans
Choose just one—the one you find most aesthetically pleasing or speaks to your personality or style—and make it the centerpiece for your table. Look for some pretty brown leaves and use them as table ornaments, but make your chosen fruit or vegetable the star. With the correct placing, your chosen vegetable or fruit can instantly turn your table Pinterest-worthy with minimal effort and spending.
Black and white
If you are the type of homeowner or party host that likes a bit of edge to your decor, why not turn everything black and white? Paint your pumpkins or vegetable or fruit of choice into black and white, opt for gold or rose gold candlesticks, flatware, and dishware. But if you’re going for this trend, make everything else minimal because the white and black palette is already enough of a statement.
Pumpkins as vases or candle holders
Another creative and trendy way to maximize pumpkins is by turning them into a vase or candleholder of some sort. You can opt for some warm-toned flowers and empty the pumpkin so that they can hold those flowers and make them the centerpiece, and you can also dig some holes into the pumpkin and stick some thin, white candles onto them. Either way, a pumpkin will always carry the spirit of fall, and you get to make something new and creative out of them.
Kraft paper table cloth for the kids
Why should adults be the only ones who get to have all the fun? If kids join the festivities this year, invest in some Kraft paper and make it the table cloth for the kids’ table. Add some color pens and art materials so that they can do some drawing and coloring while waiting for the food. Suppose we as adults missed socialization and having other people around during the holidays. In that case, we can be sure that the kids did too, and they will surely appreciate having some fun activities of their own during the Thanksgiving gathering.
Simple Is Best
If there is one word to categorize styling and decor trends for Thanksgiving this year, it’s this: simplicity. But make no mistake—simple doesn’t have to mean dull or monotonous. With some imagination, art supplies, and whimsy, you will indeed find ways to make the event not just beautiful but also meaningful.