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14 (Non-Cheugy) Thanksgiving Decor Ideas

Whether you’re hosting Thanksgiving dinner this year or keeping it virtual, your home deserves a little autumnal glow-up. Pro tip: Pumpkins, plaid, candles, garlands, turkey motifs on things that really have no business being turkey-themed—you can find it all there.

Not only does the retail giant have tonsssss of cute fall home decor options to choose from, but you can also compare prices with other vendors and read up on customer reviews. Both are clutch moves if ya asked me. We love being an informed buyer!

But if you’re on the hunt for some Turkey Day decorations, then know that you won’t have to do the aforementioned work, because I’ve gone ahead and done it for you.

Below, you’ll find 14 Thanksgiving decor ideas  that have all been vetted by yours truly and also the great people who have left top-rated Amazon reviews. All high quality. All cute. And, yes, all affordable.


iron Dutch oven for thanksgiving dinner

7.5 Quart Enameled Cast Iron Dutch Oven

USD 100
Obvi, you’ll love using this to cook Thanksgiving dinner. But also, it’ll look so gorgeous sitting on your stove (especially in this pumpkin hue).
Burlap runner table for thanksgiving

Burlap Table Runner

USD 40.99
A pretty and yet understated table runner to pull the whole ~dinner lewk~ together.
Garland for thanksgiving

Artificial Eucalyptus Garland

USD 60
A pretty and yet understated table runner to pull the whole ~dinner lewk~ together.

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10 Ways the Kids Can Help Prepare Thanksgiving Dinner

Thanksgiving place setting

Thanksgiving is all about family and spending time together.

Generations often share the kitchen while creating some of the best tasting dishes.  Bring the kids into the kitchen this year and help them learn about some of your family’s traditional Thanksgiving recipes.  From toddlers to teens, there’s something everyone can do to help out.

  1. Lay out the bread to dry. Many stuffing recipes require stale bread.  Have your child set the bread out on the counter. Once it’s stale, allow him to break up the bread and dump in premeasured spices.
  2. Wash the vegetables for the crudité platter.  Serve a platter of crudité with some dip for guests to snack on.  Kids can wash the veggies and drain some pickles and olives before putting them onto a platter.
  3. Peel the potatoes. Around ages 8 to 10, most kids can use a potato peeler with supervision.  Teach her how to use the peeler than observe her in action before leaving her to the task.
  4. Add the marshmallows to the top of the sweet potatoes. Kids may enjoy the simple task of adding marshmallows to the top of the sweet potatoes, while sneaking a few as a snack, of course.  When kids help prepare a dish they feel connected to it and may be more likely to try it.
  5. Make some whipped honey butter. Allow a stick of butter to sit out until it reaches room temperature.  Have her add the butter, along with some honey, to a mixing bowl.  A couple of tablespoons worth are enough.  Add a few spoonfuls of powdered sugar and turn on the mixer.  Once blended, scoop the finished product into a pretty bowl and it’s ready to serve.
  6. Toss the salad. There are several ways kids can help create the dinner salad.  Let him tear the lettuce into bite-sized pieces, rinse it off and toss it into the salad spinner. Once he spins the lettuce dry he can add in the rest of the ingredients, including the dressing. Have him toss the salad and set it on the table.
  7. Set the table. Depending on their age kids can set the entire table Thanksgiving table independently or set out items as you direct. Draw a table setting on a piece of paper. Your child can use the paper as a place setting guide.
  8. Plan the meal. Letting young ones help plan the menu for the big day will not only allow them to feel part of the celebration, but it may get them to try more types of food. Ask your children what vegetables they’d like to see on the menu and work together to find something appropriate to include.
  9. Snap green beans. Green bean casserole is a traditional dish served at many Thanksgiving feasts. Have the kids snap the ends of the beans that you’ll use in the casserole. Parents and kids can race to see who can finish snapping the ends off of their pile of beans that fastest.
  10. Mashing potatoes. Another traditional dish at the Thanksgiving table is mashed potatoes.  After the potatoes are boiled, kids can use a hand masher to help mash the potatoes up.

Consider what meal preparation tasks are age-appropriate for each child in your family. Assign each child at least one responsibility. The more involved kids feel, the more excited they’ll be about sharing Thanksgiving dinner together.

Thanksgiving Dinner Quiz: Homemade or Store Bought?

For Thanksgiving, everyone who brings a dish to dinner swears it’s homemade whether it really is or not.

Sometimes, you can tell by tasting and sometimes just by looking.

Take this test. Which one is homemade and which is store bought or processed?

 1.Macaroni and Cheese: Which is homemade? Top or bottom?

2. Mashed Potatoes: Which is homemade? Left or Right?

 3. Candied Yams: Which is homemade? Top or bottom?

 4. Stuffing: Which is homemade? Top or Bottom?


  1. Bottom



  1. Bottom