thanksgiving last minute centerpiece ideasFor the first time in 5 years I’m not hosting Thanksgiving at our house in Sleepy Hollow. I’m still kind of in the weeds when it comes to keeping house (a phase that may last for the next 20 years) and am just barely getting back into a groove where I can plan, shop for and cook meals for our small family on a regular basis.

We are, however, hosting a Day-After Leftover Super Sandwich Fest at our place. My grocery store haul makes a pretty cute and super simplistic last minute centerpiece. The bamboo drum plate is from IKEA; we used them as our wedding centerpieces along with fresh spring artichokes.

Here are some other ideas for really easy last minute centerpieces, all available at the grocery store.

Fill vases with citrus and clipped branches from fall trees and plants.

citrus vases centerpiece
Southern State of Mind

The power bounty: throw down a massive cheese board and use your appetizers as your centerpiece.

plum pretty sugar
plum pretty sugar

Scatter a few (unscented) pillar candles, cheesecloth, apples and a few lacey sprigs of seeded eucalyptus.

Julie Blanner
Julie Blanner

Extra points for centerpieces that double as gifts for guests, like jars of pickled cranberries. Fill a mason jar with this easy recipe and throw a tag on each with each guest’s name and you have a place card / favor / centerpiece all in one! Yippee!

pickled cranberry centerpiece favor
Cookbooks 365

Squeeze your loved ones this year and eat until your belly is happy and full!


Whaddya think?