How to Set the Table for Any Occasion

| October 6, 2015 | 8 Comments

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Thanksgiving Day is a national holiday celebrated as a day of giving thanks for the blessing of the harvest and fortunes in the past year. It’s also a perfect time of year to visit family and friends or to prepare a special meal to eat at home with them. Our home baked meal includes roast turkey, ham, mashed potatoes, vegetables, salads and a pumpkin pie with ice cream for dessert. 

First impressions have a lasting effect, even when it comes to setting your Thanksgiving table. The table setting is what sets the festive mood for the holiday. Long before the first appetizer hits the table, guests are treated to the visual delight of a beautifully set table, arranged with care and consideration. 

When planning a Thanksgiving table-scape, the centerpiece is the focal point.  There are many themes to choose from during this holiday. Whether autumnal or incorporating more crafty pieces like construction-paper turkey feathers and pumpkin-shaped place mats. Can’t decide? Why not incorporate more than one theme and get the best this season? For a more elegant theme, crisp white linens with matching white china and sparkling glassware is a classic.  This creates a neutral palette for an autumnal centerpiece to really shine. For a fun-filled festive table, a craft paper runner with mason jars of crayons is sure to be a hit, allowing the little ones to add their own designs, limited only by their imaginations.  


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With so much thought devoted to planning the perfect holiday table, the last thing you want is for guests to be distracted by spotty dishware or dull, stained table linens. To keep your festive linens from fading, OxiClean™ Versatile Stain Remover works extremely well. This oxygen-based stain fighter is chlorine free and colour safe. It can also tackle stains that detergent alone can leave behind. To keep your dishware spotless and sparkling, OxiClean™ Auto Dish Detergent Lemon Clean will get the job,  so you can be sure the first toast is as beautiful as the occasion.


 Disclaimer: This post was compensated by Church and Dwight.

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Lyne is a Certified Infant Massage Instructor (CIMI), Certified Professional Wedding Consultant, and an Event Planner. It has always been her dream to create a website dedicated just for Moms since her children were young. Thus, after 10 years, she finally accomplished it, and the Ottawa Mommy Club was born in May 2011. She loves all things Disney and is an avid chocoholic. She was also the Queen B of the BConnected Conference, Canada's Digital Influencer and social media Conference in Ottawa and Toronto. She coordinated the Annual Infant Information Day/Early Years Expo for the City of Ottawa for 8 years. She was also the co-chair of the Navan for Kraft Hockeyville 2009-2011 committee that organized five community events within 6 months, and helped Navan reach the top 10 finalists in Canada. In April 2011, she received the City of Ottawa Mayor's City Builder Award.

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  1. cbrazil says:

    I had no idea you could get oxi-clean dishwasher paks! I love this stuuf. 🙂

  2. kathy downey says:

    I just love oxi-clean and now they have dishwasher paks thats awesome

  3. KD says:

    A neutral background works well for just about anything, since you can let your centrepiece or decor do the talking. 🙂

  4. kathy downey says:

    I love eating at a nice set table,seems i enjoy my meal more

  5. Stephanie LaPlante says:

    I haven’t tried their dishwasher packs before. Definitely want to.

  6. kathy downey says:

    Their dishwasher packs work rally well,no spots

  7. kathy downey says:

    I will be preparing Easter dinner for the family this year and this post will come in handy !!

  8. Debbie White Beattie says:

    When I was little my mother taught me how to set a proper table and I wish we had Oxi Clean back then to get all the stains out

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