a thanksgiving tablescape with astrobrights

colorize your party

fall place card

Today I have some really fun Thanksgiving table inspiration in collaboration with Astrobrights Papers, a line of gorgeously hued papers.  I used a selection of shades to create an autumn inspired tabletop with a few ideas I hope you will love.  Using color paper is such a fun and simple way to customize a party or celebration, not to mention super cost-effective, and it's also a great way to add in pops of color and create a cohesive color scheme really quickly.

thanksgiving decor

We put this table together outside, which I know might sound crazy to those of you who live in colder climates, but down here it is more often than not perfectly warm or slightly cool at Thanksgiving, so an outside gathering is the perfect way to experience the gorgeous weather.  For place cards, I made miniature Mayflowers, with the guest's names written on the sails.  I have a feeling these would be a big hit at a kid table.  It's instant entertainment.  (I'll be posting more details on the how-to later this week!)

thanksgiving place card

The little flags on top are the perfect pop of color!  I used Astrobrights Papers eclipse black for the base of the ships, stardust white for the sails (which has fun flecks of color mixed in!) and rocket red (which I think might be my favorite), cosmic orange, and solar yellow for the little flags.

thanksgiving table

For another fun detail, I made a little "pin the feather on the turkey" banner.  This would be a really fun activity to do ahead of time with the kids as a piece of art, or while having supper.  The guests can write down something they are thankful for and then tack it to the turkey with double stick tape.   I added some brown Astrobrights Papers Jupiter Java feathers to the mix.

thanksgiving bannerAny activity that encourages conversation around gratefulness is a good one, I think!

thanksgiving activity

It makes a fun and colorful backdrop for the table!

thanksgiving decor

To add some interest above the table, I put together some feather/leaf garlands and hung them from a tree branch that is tied to the pergola.  It adds some dimension and color to the table, and draws the eye upward.

thanksgiving decor

It pops really nicely against everything else!

thanksgiving decor

I added in a plaid table runner for some warmth, and a centerpiece of cotton, wild berries, and evergreens.  The antlers add a fun bit of texture and interest to the table.


The playhouse looks so gorgeous against the backdrop of changing leaves, too.

thanksgiving table setting

I hope you are inspired!  This has me so ready for this fun holiday!  It's definitely one of my favorites.  I'll be posting more details this week on how to create these items yourself with gorgeous Astrobrights Papers, so stay posted!

Thank you so much to Astrobrights Papers for sponsoring this post!  It is so fun to work with brands that inspire creativity.  I appreciate your support of Lay Baby Lay's sponsors so that I am able to continue providing fun and beautiful content!



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