Last-Minute Colorful Thanksgiving Ideas

As you probably know, I had a baby this year and things have gotten super hectic! I don’t really have tons of time for Thanksgiving blog posts (or projects!) which makes me super sad. However, snuggling this little baby takes some of that pain away ;) Since I’ve been blogging for a few years now, I’ve accumulated quite a few Thanksgiving blog posts, so I figured this year I can do a roundup for you with some great colorful Thanksgiving ideas! You can go back in time to the very first Thanksgiving (or… back to 2016 to Party HarDIY’s first Thanksgiving) and see some really fun ideas to take your Thanksgiving (or Friendsgiving) to the next level!

Last-Minute Colorful Thanksgiving Ideas

Plan a Glam Friendsgiving Dinner

If you like colorful pumpkins, sequins, and flowers, you’re going to love this glam friendsgiving dinner post! It’s full of simple advice so you can get your dinner all glammed up without too much effort on your part. You can also see my… unique… photos from 2 years ago! I’ve definitely improved since then (thank goodness!) but hey, we all start somewhere right?! If you’re interested in improving your photos too, check out these blog posts.


Roundup: The Best Colorful Thanksgiving Printables

Once you’ve got your table set up, you need to add some cute printables! These are all free, and include items like food labels, a menu, placemats and even games! They’re sourced from some of my favorite bloggers, so go on and snag some freebies for your table!


9 Tutorials to Help You Build the Best Thanksgiving

With this post, we’ve got some really fun and colorful Thanksgiving ideas so you can have a one-of-a-kind Thanksgiving dinner!


DIY Pretty Floral Pumpkin

Dress up your table with a centerpiece featuring this floral pumpkin! You can purchase the supplies with a quick trip to Michael’s. Your guests are sure to love it!



Easy Colorful Thanksgiving Placecards

Give everyone a seat at the table with these easy placecards! There’s 3 awesome mix-and-match designs to choose from, and they can be customized in any color!



DIY Colorful Leaf Garland

Take your decor to the next level with this fun and colorful garland! It’s super easy to make. For a last-minute edition, swap out the fabric leaves for real leaves so you don’t have to wait for shipping!

Last-Minute Colorful Thanksgiving Ideas

DIY Fall Faux Leather Drink Markers

The newest DIY to join the bunch! These DIY drink markers are SO easy to make, and they’re super cute! They’d make a great keepsake for your guests, so they can always mark their drinks in style.

DIY Mini Faux Pinatas

Perfect for the kids table, these faux pinatas can be filled with candy or prompts for the kiddos to say what they’re thankful for.

Colorful Fall Pumpkin Wreath

If something quirky is what you’re after, check out this colorful wreath! It’s got pumpkins, yard AND pom poms for a fun and colorful pop to any door.

Looking for more ideas? Be sure to follow my Fall and Thanksgiving Pinterest board!

DIY Fall Faux Leather Drink Markers

Thanksgiving is coming up soon, and it seemed like the perfect time to debut these faux leather drink markers on the Pinhole Press blog! They’re perfect for preventing a very sad reality at crowded events- abandoned half-filled wine glasses, unsure of who their owners are. Don’t let this happen to you! Especially when the solution is so simple- and adorable.

Thanksgiving is coming up soon, and it seemed like the perfect time to debut these faux leather drink markers! They’re perfect for preventing a very sad reality at crowded events- abandoned half-filled wine glasses, unsure of who their owners are. Don’t let this happen to you! Click for the DIY.
Thanksgiving is coming up soon, and it seemed like the perfect time to debut these faux leather drink markers! They’re perfect for preventing a very sad reality at crowded events- abandoned half-filled wine glasses, unsure of who their owners are. Don’t let this happen to you! Click for the DIY.

Within a matter of a few minutes, you can whip up a set of these drink markers for everyone in the family. They’re also great as seating cards when looped on a pumpkin stem!

Thanksgiving is coming up soon, and it seemed like the perfect time to debut these faux leather drink markers! They’re perfect for preventing a very sad reality at crowded events- abandoned half-filled wine glasses, unsure of who their owners are. Don’t let this happen to you! Click for the DIY.
Thanksgiving is coming up soon, and it seemed like the perfect time to debut these faux leather drink markers! They’re perfect for preventing a very sad reality at crowded events- abandoned half-filled wine glasses, unsure of who their owners are. Don’t let this happen to you! Click for the DIY.

Dying to make a set for yourself? Head on over to the Pinhole Press blog to see the full post!

DIY Pretty Floral Pumpkins for Fall

Happy Fall! While I can’t believe that summer is over, I am so glad that it’s finally fall! The fall is my absolute favorite season, and I have an extra reason to love it now- baby girl was born in the fall! Since I had to keep things minimal this year (cuz, you know… newborns are hard!), I decided not to decorate. BUT I created this really pretty floral pumpkin for Pinhole Press! If I can only have one decoration up, it should be a showstopper, right?! You can find the DIY on their blog here!

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This pumpkin was super quick and easy to make! I got all my supplies from Michael’s and whipped it up in about an hour. It’s the perfect glam fall DIY for your home. Plus you can make it in any color you want so you can match your decor!

Of course, gotta have a pun! So give ‘em pumpkin to talk about and make this adorable pumpkin for your home! See the post at Pinhole Press now.

Roundup: The Best Colorful Thanksgiving Printables

Thanksgiving is this week and I am so freakin excited!! I have so many amazing memories relating to Thanksgiving, so that makes this a super nostalgic time of year for me. Also, the weather is just starting to get slightly cool, the leaves are falling, and I finally get to wear my collection of cute and colorful sweaters. I truly love Thanksgiving, the fall and being with family. And eating. I love food! Haha. Since there isn't tons of time left for setup, I wanted to create a roundup of the very best, most colorful printables and paper crafts for your Thanksgiving or Friendsgiving dinner. These are quickly and easy to create- most projects require only a printer, or items you're likely to have on-hand!

Since there isn't tons of time left for setup, I wanted to create a roundup of the very best, most colorful printables and paper crafts for your Thanksgiving or Friendsgiving dinner. These are quickly and easy to create- most projects require only a printer, or items you're likely to have on-hand! #thanksgivingcrafts #thanksgivingdecorations #thanksgivingprintables
Since there isn't tons of time left for setup, I wanted to create a roundup of the very best, most colorful printables and paper crafts for your Thanksgiving or Friendsgiving dinner. These are quickly and easy to create- most projects require only a printer, or items you're likely to have on-hand! #thanksgivingcrafts #thanksgivingdecorations #thanksgivingprintables

If you've got only a few minutes, you have enough time to make these place cards from Party HarDIY! They're perfect for seat assignments and labeling the food.

Thanksgiving Parade Balloon Centerpiece

Since there isn't tons of time left for setup, I wanted to create a roundup of the very best, most colorful printables and paper crafts for your Thanksgiving or Friendsgiving dinner. These are quickly and easy to create- most projects require only a printer, or items you're likely to have on-hand!

Being in NYC, I get to experience the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade preparations firsthand, which is a Thanksgiving tradition for me as I walk to the train from work. I love seeing them putting up the bleachers, adding the decal to the street, and adding those police barriers. This table from Oh Happy Day highlights everyone's favorite part- the balloons!

Macy's Day Parade Tablescape 

Since there isn't tons of time left for setup, I wanted to create a roundup of the very best, most colorful printables and paper crafts for your Thanksgiving or Friendsgiving dinner. These are quickly and easy to create- most projects require only a printer, or items you're likely to have on-hand!

Not one, but two Parade printables! This table by The House That Lars Built features the city streets down below. I mean...how cute are the taxi cab place cards?

DIY Printable Thanksgiving Food Label Cards

Since there isn't tons of time left for setup, I wanted to create a roundup of the very best, most colorful printables and paper crafts for your Thanksgiving or Friendsgiving dinner. These are quickly and easy to create- most projects require only a printer, or items you're likely to have on-hand!

Want to prevent everyone from asking you what each item is all night? Use these printables from Lovely Indeed! They're super simple and cute, so they'll match with any colorful tablescape. 

Printable Thanksgiving Place Cards, Menus and Food Signs

Since there isn't tons of time left for setup, I wanted to create a roundup of the very best, most colorful printables and paper crafts for your Thanksgiving or Friendsgiving dinner. These are quickly and easy to create- most projects require only a printer, or items you're likely to have on-hand!

If you're looking for a cute and colorful way to spice up your table, check out this set from Sarah Hearts! All you need are some coordinating Avery labels and a printer, and you're ready to go!

Since there isn't tons of time left for setup, I wanted to create a roundup of the very best, most colorful printables and paper crafts for your Thanksgiving or Friendsgiving dinner. These are quickly and easy to create- most projects require only a printer, or items you're likely to have on-hand!

I find the holidays to be a very inspiring time of year, so I think these placemat printables from Oh Joy! would be a perfect addition to your table. They feature quotes from Roald Dahl, who wrote books such as James and the Giant Peach, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and Matilda.

Pie Box Place Cards

Since there isn't tons of time left for setup, I wanted to create a roundup of the very best, most colorful printables and paper crafts for your Thanksgiving or Friendsgiving dinner. These are quickly and easy to create- most projects require only a printer, or items you're likely to have on-hand!

We all know the best part of any meal is dessert! With these mini pie boxes from The Happy Scraps, you can have "dessert" before dinner!

Printable Conversation Starters

Since there isn't tons of time left for setup, I wanted to create a roundup of the very best, most colorful printables and paper crafts for your Thanksgiving or Friendsgiving dinner. These are quickly and easy to create- most projects require only a printer, or items you're likely to have on-hand!

Looking to break the ice at a family gathering or Friendsgiving? Well, you'll need these cute and colorful conversation starters from Studio DIY! They feature some interesting (but probably safe) chat topics so that people can get to know each other, and like each other!

Printable Thanksgiving Tote, Table Runner, and Placemat

Since there isn't tons of time left for setup, I wanted to create a roundup of the very best, most colorful printables and paper crafts for your Thanksgiving or Friendsgiving dinner. These are quickly and easy to create- most projects require only a printer, or items you're likely to have on-hand!

Featuring a pop of deep purple, this trio of fun and adorable printables from Damask Love is just what you need to add a twist to the traditional Thanksgiving colors!

Since there isn't tons of time left for setup, I wanted to create a roundup of the very best, most colorful printables and paper crafts for your Thanksgiving or Friendsgiving dinner. These are quickly and easy to create- most projects require only a printer, or items you're likely to have on-hand!

While it may be a tad bit late to mail these out, these invitations from Eighteen25 are perfectly colorful, and feature a section to add what you'd like each guest to bring! Plus they come in both Thanksgiving and Friendsgiving versions, plus 2 different color choices!

Thanksgiving Place Card Printables

Since there isn't tons of time left for setup, I wanted to create a roundup of the very best, most colorful printables and paper crafts for your Thanksgiving or Friendsgiving dinner. These are quickly and easy to create- most projects require only a printer, or items you're likely to have on-hand!

Let all your guests know how special they are to you with these place cards from Printable Crush. They look adorable tied onto a white pumpkin!

Printable Thanksgiving Banner

Since there isn't tons of time left for setup, I wanted to create a roundup of the very best, most colorful printables and paper crafts for your Thanksgiving or Friendsgiving dinner. These are quickly and easy to create- most projects require only a printer, or items you're likely to have on-hand!

Add some simple decor to your home by hanging up this banner from Daisy Cottage Designs! I love the stripe and polka dot combo, and the colors are just perfect! 

Thanksgiving Coloring Pages

Since there isn't tons of time left for setup, I wanted to create a roundup of the very best, most colorful printables and paper crafts for your Thanksgiving or Friendsgiving dinner. These are quickly and easy to create- most projects require only a printer, or items you're likely to have on-hand!

And finally, let's not forget the reason that we all come together! These printables from Thirty Handmade Days will help you to remember all the things in your life you have to be thankful for. it comes in 2 versions, colored and blank, so you can decide whether you want a fun coloring activity to do, or only to focus on gratefulness. It works for both kids and adults!

Easy Colorful Thanksgiving Place Cards

You guys... Thanksgiving is next week!! I truly can't believe how quickly the months have flown by this year. It feels like just yesterday we rang in the new year, and we're about to celebrate another one! While I'm especially excited for the upcoming holiday season (and busy prepping those blog posts!) I'm featuring the one, lonely Thanksgiving craft I did this year haha. These place cards are super quick and easy to make, so you can get back to cooking everyone's favorites and setting that table.

Looking for an easy Thanksgiving place card for your guests? Well, I’ve got 3 DIY options for you! Try a fun pom pom place card, a scallop glitter place card, or a feather place card! They can be customized for your  Friendsgiving or Thanksgiving tablescape. #thanksgivingcrafts #thanksgivingdecorations

These are perfect because you can whip them up quickly with just a glue gun! There's practically no dry time, so you can even make them in the morning while you're watching the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Head on over to Giggles Galore for the full post!

Looking for an easy Thanksgiving place card for your guests? Well, I’ve got 3 DIY options for you! Try a fun pom pom place card, a scallop glitter place card, or a feather place card! They can be customized for your Friendsgiving or Thanksgiving tablescape. #thanksgivingcrafts #thanksgivingdecorations

I think these glitter scallop trim ones are my favorite! My husband also liked them best. Um, he liked something with glitter? WHAT?! You can even mix and match the different designs as long as you pick a similar color palette. You can keep the colors very traditional, or go a little bit funky like I did.

Looking for an easy Thanksgiving place card for your guests? Well, I’ve got 3 DIY options for you! Try a fun pom pom place card, a scallop glitter place card, or a feather place card! They can be customized for your Friendsgiving or Thanksgiving tablescape. #thanksgivingcrafts #thanksgivingdecorations

Either way, your guests are sure to love them! So what are you waiting for? Head over to Giggles Galore for the full post!