Friendsgiving Decor Table Setting Outdoors

With the impending arrival of cooler weather, I’m hosting outdoors with a simple Friendsgiving decor table setting for fall. Learn how easy the look is in this post!

Friendsgiving Decor Table Setting – Outdoor Ideas

I just LOVE entertaining outdoors! Living in Florida it’s just going to be coming into our better weather once Thanksgiving rolls around. It’s always a very long, hot and muggy summer here and we can’t be outside for long unless in the pool. Our 60’s ranch is a good size home, but the layout is not conducive to entertaining. The dining room is open to the kitchen and it’s small, with a table that barely seats six. So I’m excited to be able to spend more time out in our spacious garden, and we can spread out nicely!

Today I’m joining some blog friends in this post, hosted by Bre of Rooms For Rent. Be sure to scroll all the way down for more! While this Friendsgiving decor table setting looks lush, it’s sort of unlike me. There are no flowers! I decided to go with a natural theme and it all came from Trader Joes. They truly have the best flowers (and greenery) around that are reasonably priced.

Friendsgiving decor table setting heirloom pumpkins

There are just three heirloom pumpkins, magnolia clippings and eucalyptus, along with lots of apples. I did tell you that there were no flowers, but I had a few peach hibiscus from my own garden. *TIP* – For a Friendsgiving decor table setting take ONE OF THESE and write your friends names on the apples for each place setting. I have those and was planning on doing just that, but with our current room remodeling situation I couldn’t get to them!

Friendsgiving decor table setting copper and magnolia

While oranges, reds and yellows never make their way into my home, without a doubt with fruits and vegetables I make an exception! This Friendsgiving tablescape started with a massive copper confiture pan in the center of the table.

The place settings are basic and took just a few minutes to put together. Clearly the centerpiece is the star and drapes across the table. Here’s how I put this Friendsgiving decor table setting look together…

  • Firstly I placed the confiture pan in the center of the table. Secondly I laid the eucalyptus across the center of the table. Half of it is facing to the right and half to the left, meeting in the middle. Then I draped the magnolia leaf clippings similarly over the eucalyptus in the same fashion…twisting and tucking artistically.
  • After that I added the pumpkins on top, moving the greenery slightly to make space for them. The apples came next and sort of tossed around with no plan. Candles and lanterns came next. Always step back and take a look at your arrangement however you decide to create one!
  • Lastly I created the individual place settings, flatware and stemware…in that order.

For the napkin rings, I tied a simple pink silk ribbon into a bow around a mini pinecone as well as a magnolia leaf with each friend’s individual name written with a marker.

Clearly the winds picked up so I knew that it would be too windy to light the dinner tapers. The lanterns have battery operated candles inside.


If you enjoyed this post, head on over to these fall table setting ideas as well and don’t forget to visit my friends!

Rooms for Rent | Craftberry Bush | Modern Glam | Pine and Prospect Home

Sincerely Marie Designs | Shabby fufu | Almafied | The Happy Housie

Nina Hendrick | Crazy Wonderful | Amber Tysl | My Sweet Savannah | Maison de Cinq

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  1. Marie Kromer says:

    Hi Janet,
    I just wanted to Thank you for all of your Beautiful and Welcome blogs!
    You have cheered me up and inspired me many of times!
    Keep doing your Wonderful Work!

  2. This table is stunning and love the fall colors!! So so beautiful! 🙂

  3. Beautiful as always Janet! You know I love that vintage copper bowl and the magnolia leaves are such a pretty touch. This is perfectly cozy yet elegant at the same time. Happy fall friend!

  4. SO pretty Janet!!! I love your outdoor table, and that seeded eucalyptus adds the prettiest detail to all your other lovely elements!

  5. This table setting is absolutely stunning Janet! Thanks for the inspiration!

  6. Such a pretty setting and gorgeous table!!! Your colors inspire me!!!!! I adore fall!!

  7. I am so loving the fall colors and those vintage brass candles! Always so inspired by your tablescapes Janet!

  8. This setting is so magical! Head over heels in love with the greens and fruits mixed in. Gorgeous!!

  9. Janet, this is beautiful! I love the magnolia garland mixed with the apples and beautiful flowers. And always an outdoor table is just stunning in your beautiful setting. xoxo

  10. That’s gorgeous Janet! The apples and magnolia are really perfect. Looks like Bartley has very good table manners – at least he’s very patient! 🙂 Happy Fall!

    1. Thanks Jennifer…a rare day when we actually could be outside and didn’t keel over from the humidity.

  11. Janet, your table is always interesting as well as beautiful. You have shown us many ways too use our local habitat for our table. Florida is a great beauty and you show it proudly.

    1. Thank you Margaret! I do try and use some native greenery, etc whenever I can. Makes it much more affordable!

  12. Absolutely beautiful, Janet! What a dream to get to eat outside into the fall, like this!

    1. Thanks Krista! We dodge the rainy days and high humidity whenever possible!

  13. Beautiful table Janet. You have inspired me to go set a tale outdoors too. I have started a couple indoor projects and they are keeping me so busy. Our temps are starting to get cooler so not many beautiful days left. Thanks for the inspiration.

    1. Thanks so much Renae…happy November!