There is something about celebrating events and festivals outdoors that simply leaves us all mesmerized. No matter how awesome your Thanksgiving party already is, it becomes even more special when you take it outside and make nature a part of it all. And those worried about not having a huge backyard or garden need not fret too much as even as small porch, a shaded deck or even a tiny urban balcony can play host to that perfect, outdoor Thanksgiving dinner. It is a dream for many of us that keeps slipping away mostly because of logistics or weather. But this year, you might finally want to take the bold step of venturing outdoors and hosting an alfresco Thanksgiving dinner party.
One of the biggest gripes with an outdoor Thanksgiving dinner is the weather this time of the year. While some parts of the world get downright frigid by late November, there are still many places where the weather is pleasant and fall still holds sway over winter chills. If you live closer to the tropics you have little to worry about (other than an unexpected shower) and this year you might want to move away from the small dining room and kitchen to the open, rear garden for a change. We have the best and most gorgeous outdoor
Thanksgiving Outdoor Dinner Party
While there are plenty of gorgeous and outstanding Thanksgiving table settings for you to swoon over here, the important thing to remember is that your outdoor Thanksgiving dinner experience is not about capturing the perfect picture. Do not be too obsessed with aesthetics that are often brandished over catalogs through the holiday season that make your table seem like a poorly crafted kids’ project in comparison! Think of things like proximity to the kitchen, shelter from possible cold breeze in the evening, space for your guests and other such ergonomic factors before you spend endless hours on the ‘right look’.
Thanksgiving Table with Fall Colors
You are taking the Thanksgiving table outdoors, so why not let nature be the source of inspiration that shapes its style and overall appeal. This does not mean that your Thanksgiving table in the garden needs to be filled with pumpkins and fall produce alone. You can borrow from the hues of your garden or even colors that represent fall to give the table a stunning, yet natural look. Themes such as rustic, farmhouse and even organic work best here. For those who still want to keep their outdoor Thanksgiving table distinctly modern, pops of orange and purple are great options indeed.
Embrace Natural Goodness
A big task each year is to choose a theme and style for the Thanksgiving table from the millions that one can conjure up and create. This year, step back and the landscape around your house define the style of the table, the pattern on the Thanksgiving table cloth, the pattern of the china and the beautiful centerpiece at the heart of it all. DO not just draw inspiration from colors of fall, but also find little elements that connect the outdoor Thanksgiving dining experience with your poolside deck, porch, patio or garden to create that perfect and unforgettable night for your entire family.