Entertaining Ideas

What’s Your Thanksgiving Style?

The grocery list is made. The guest count is confirmed. Now it’s time for your personal style to shine! Every host or hostess has their own aesthetic. From large celebrations with friends to more polished dinners with your in-laws, your Thanksgiving is a reflection on how you like to host. We’re here to help you find the dinnerware and delicious food that fits your vibe (and your head count!)

Modern Buffet

Expecting a big crowd? Impress your guests with a full buffet spread. This arrangement is all about using what you have. Don’t be afraid to play with different dinnerware patterns by mixing and matching new and vintage designs. For this spread, we put out our iconic 1918 Autumn® dinnerware and mixed it with our newer Alpine Harvest™ and Trianna™ collections. The three patterns combine to create a fall-focused tablescape that’s completely effortless.

Try the classics for your buffet: turkey, mashed potatoes, cranberries and cornbread. Plus, give your salad a new twist with a few pears and endives.

The cutest part? You can turn our stoneware dishes into little soup bowls so your family can enjoy warm butternut squash in an acorn bowl. You can also make DIY votive pumpkin centerpieces to give your table some inviting charm.

Guests can make their way to a side island or table where you can serve our juicy fall sangria. Slip some flatware and napkins into a cup or canister and let them grab-and-go and find their seat. It’s the perfect set up for an easygoing Thanksgiving for close friends and family!

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Casual Friendsgiving

Call all your foodie friends over! This laidback style is a new twist on all the Thanksgiving classics: food, colors, seating—everything is a flip on the traditional. Our Textured Neutrals™ collection sets the scene with its wistful designs and subdued hues that evoke a calm and friendly atmosphere. It’s the perfect base for a casual and cozy Thanksgiving.

This style is all about the food you serve. Put out a delicious mix of peach cobbler, bruschetta, warm rolls, brussel sprouts and green beans with feta and bacon. Push together a bench and a few chairs around the table to emphasize that relaxed vibe. For décor, put out dried florals in a clear vase and set it as your centerpiece at the table.

Encourage everyone to BYOB so you can share wine and cocktails among friends. Plus, send each guest home with a recipe card for our Turkey Tortilla Soup so they can put those leftovers to good use!

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Intimate Dinner

First time hosting? This is the style for you. Pull out the nicer china for a smaller guest count of 4-6 people. You can set a stunning tablescape with the refined duo of Hancock® and Colebrook™ Onyx. Our Hancock® collection features a 24-karat gold Celtic knot emblem accented with hand-applied enamel dots. But don’t let the beautiful appearance fool you. This set is just as durable, so you never need to worry about it breaking. Plus, it’s dishwasher safe, so you can forget about washing dishes after a long Thanksgiving dinner.

For food, keep it simple with hearty veggies and sweet sides. Serve your golden brown turkey on our sleek Trianna™ platter. The centerpieces and décor are where you can really play. Try a bunch of sweet-smelling flowers at the center of the table for a more refined look. You’ll impress your guests with your minimalist style (and delicious meal!)

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What kind of Thanksgiving will you have this year? Show us your tables by tagging us at @Lenox on Facebook or @lenoxusa on Instagram.

Need even more Thanksgiving inspiration? Check out our DIY details post and learn how to make your holiday dinner even more memorable!