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Thanksgiving Flowers Tips and Ideas

Red and orange flower bouquet display over firewood logs for a rustic arrangement

Thanksgiving is all about family, friends, and bringing back recipes like ambrosia and scalloped potatoes that have otherwise disappeared from the American palette. The other star of the table is the centerpiece. From humble cardboard turkeys to all-out sculptures, Thanksgiving centerpieces have a distinct look. Of course, you can always stick with the usual– gourds and the color orange. Which is, all well and good, but sometimes, even our oldest traditions need a bit of a refresh.

Thanksgiving Flower Arrangements

Finding the right Thanksgiving flower arrangement comes down to two things. One, your flowers should focus on giving off all those delicious autumn vibes that make Thanksgiving so irresistible, which means opting for orange, yellow, brown, and red blooms are definitely the way to go.

And, two, you should try to choose flowers that symbolize the appreciation and gratitude Thanksgiving is known for. It’s definitely a good thing to show thanks to the things we hold dear in life—especially our friends and family—at least one day out of the year. Your Thanksgiving flowers should reflect that. And being thankful is kind of the main theme of Thanksgiving, after all. It’s right there in the name!

What Are the Best Thanksgiving Flowers?

If you’re lucky enough to live in a place that experiences all four seasons, then you know just how amazing autumn can be. The falling leaves. The cool weather. And, of course, the beautiful fall colors. With that said, the little floral friends you get for Thanksgiving should be able to bring a healthy dose of fall vibes into your home.
If you’re not sure which to choose, these traditional Thanksgiving flowers will definitely do the trick!

What Makes the Perfect Thanksgiving Centerpiece

At Thanksgiving, the dinner table is the star of the show. It’s where all the magic happens—AKA the feasting and mingling with loved ones. But, you know just as well as we do, that every star needs a supporting act. That’s where a jaw-dropping Thanksgiving centerpiece comes in.

Just think about it! What’s better than a bunch of flowers beautifully decorating your table while you and your family stuff your face with sweet potatoes, turkey, gravy, stuffing, green beans, corn, pumpkin pie, and all the other delicious home-cooked goodness you whipped up in the kitchen? Sounds like heaven, am I right? Trust us; it’ll add a whole new level of charm and magic to your Thanksgiving get-together.

Elements of a Thanksgiving Centerpiece

  • Lush textures
  • Rich autumn colors
  • A nice touch of green
  • Some earthy colors
  • A unique vase—think rustic charm!

Thanksgiving Centerpiece Ideas

Think Fresh Fruit

While the days of fresh strawberries are long past, fall is actually a great time for heartier fresh fruits. Make like a Dutch painter and create your own still life using pears, persimmons, and apples as the basis for your centerpiece.

Stack them in bowls or grab your own cornucopia. Add apples to a collection of fresh blooms, as they did here. Or, arrange your favorite fall harvests with something from the garden—branches and leaves—a free-form approach to the centerpiece. Learn more about how to arrange flowers by reading some of our useful tips.

Or Hit the Vegetable Section

While we’re a more flower-centric bunch, here at The Bouqs, we’re suckers for an interesting out-of-the-box centerpiece. These candles with little bundles of green beans, artichokes, and asparagus are a genius way to pay homage to what’s important on Thanksgiving—food.

Or, incorporate some food elements into a traditional floral bouquet. This veggie-filled bouquet brings a cool contrast to the table with lush greens and deep reds. A gorgeous complement to the feast ahead.

Celebrate with Succulents

Potted cacti and succulents make a southwestern style addition to any Thanksgiving spread. Grab a table runner and cover the cloth with a selection of desert plants in colorful pots—add a little fall flavor by incorporating some of the colorful mini gourds or white pumpkins for a nod to the holiday. The best part of using a succulent bouquet? You can plant them and watch them grow for years to come.

Keep it Simple with Traditional Thanksgiving Flowers

For every pumpkin enthusiast, a naysayer might roll their eyes at all things #fall. If you’re not into replicating the cornucopia present at the original Thanksgiving (definitely not a fact)—stick with something that always looks great.

A traditional Thanksgiving flower arrangement nods to the fall season and fits right in with any table setting. Choose from your favorite seasonal flower from The Bouqs and aim for understated beauty with no need to fret over décor.

Embrace Minimalism

Perhaps the most practical approach to the centerpiece, keeping things stylishly sparse means more room for the turkey, mashed potatoes, and a few extra bowls of gravy.

Still, a special occasion calls for special table settings. Choose one color and keep it simple when it comes to containers. You can’t go wrong with all white flowers punctuated by matching candles—sure, not the most Thanksgiving of flower arrangements, but something special just the same.

For Thanksgiving Flower Centerpieces, Check Out The Bouqs

As you might imagine, we’re fans of swapping out stodgy wicker baskets for something that feels fresh. And you can’t get any fresher than fresh flowers. Sort by color and pick something that feels like fall; dress it up, or don’t.

The point is, The Bouqs will deliver your Thanksgiving flowers in short order. They’re sure to be a hit whether you decide to incorporate them into an intricate display of bounty or keep those luscious blooms as they are. Trust us; they’ll look amazing either way. You can also apply these design concepts when you order holiday flower arrangements so prepare for winter with a warm and inviting bouquet.

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