Beach Inspired Thanksgiving Tables

DATE: November 8, 2019

Bring the beach to your beautiful bounty! We’ve got beach- and island-inspired table decorating tips to make your Thanksgiving table feel a little closer to vacation. It’s the perfect way to showcase your shells and get your family and friends talking about their own favorite island adventures.

sand & sisal coastal thanksgiving table design

Nontraditional Coastal Color SchemeSand & Sisal – header photo also from Sand & Sisal

The key to this table is all in the mixing. Mixing traditional accents, like pumpkins and natural elements, with coastal pieces, like the shells and bright blue and white color scheme, gives this gorgeous table a beachy vibe that still feels ready for your Thanksgiving Turkey.

Make it your own: Take inspiration from these tablescapes name cards and create your own. Just glue a small shell onto a neutral gift card and tie to your favorite fall element. You could use a small pumpkin, like the example, or mix it up with a pinecone or even a dried ear of corn.

coastal beach thanksgiving table momsmack

Minimalist Meets ShellerMom Smack

Do you have a simpler aesthetic but still want to bring the feeling of the island to your table? This minimal approach may be just the path for you. Bonus – it’s a super simple set up! A few small pumpkins, a burlap table runner and your shell collection in a basket is all you need to complete this streamlined look for your table.

Make it your own: Swap out the center basket for a large bowl, a wooden cutting board or maybe a clear vase. Show off your shell collection and your personal style at the same time.

coastal beach thanksgiving table up to date interiors

Metallic EleganceUp To Date Interiors

For a more formal table, consider injecting metallic elements into your dining décor. The great thing about metallic is that they function like neutrals, just a whole lot fancier. They will work with any color scheme and instantly elevate your space. For this look, gather your candlesticks and fancy chargers, your large shells and tiny pumpkins, and begin setting the table for your guests.

Make it your own: For a more glam feel, swap out white and glass candlesticks for gold, bronze and silver options. Don’t worry about the mixed metals clashing, the trend is to mix these days.

What will your table look like this year?

Prefer to let us handle the décor and do Thanksgiving overlooking the Gulf? We still have a few seatings open for our popular Thanksgiving buffet. You can find more information here.