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Jennifer’s Top 5 Thanksgiving Centerpieces

J. Morris Flowers

Thanksgiving is a time for gratitude, togetherness, and the joy of sharing a bountiful meal with loved ones. Elevating your Thanksgiving table with a stunning floral centerpiece enhances the festive atmosphere and adds a touch of natural beauty to your home. In this blog post, we'll explore the top five floral centerpieces perfect for your Thanksgiving table.

Trio of Mini Arrangements

Thanksgiving tables need to be long enough to seat family members and friends. However, sometimes, the challenge lies in ensuring that everyone has a view of the beautiful centerpiece. That's where the idea of a trio of mini arrangements comes in.

Instead of a single large centerpiece in the middle of the table, consider having three smaller arrangements spaced evenly. This not only spreads out the floral beauty but also ensures that every guest has flowers in front of them and not just at the center of the table.

As you add the delicious food items to the table, having these smaller arrangements means there is more space in between for "family style" eating. And if the table gets too full with food, you can easily move one or more of the mini arrangements to a buffet, maintaining both the visual appeal and practicality of your Thanksgiving spread.

Plus, here's a thoughtful touch: consider sending one of the mini arrangements home with each family member as a heartfelt gift, a reminder of the day's togetherness.

Wood Box Centerpiece

For a more rustic and charming look, consider a wood box centerpiece. These arrangements exude warmth and are perfect for the cozy, autumnal feel of Thanksgiving.

What makes wood box centerpieces particularly appealing is their versatility. Longer wood box arrangements are especially suitable for the shape of a longer dining table, effortlessly complementing the table's dimensions.

Furthermore, having a wood box as part of your vase collection is a fantastic idea. You can reuse it for various events throughout the year, ensuring that your investment in this centerpiece isn't just for Thanksgiving but can be enjoyed on multiple occasions.

Pumpkin Centerpiece

A classic pumpkin centerpiece never goes out of style. Whether you choose a real pumpkin that's been hollowed out or opt for a charming ceramic version, the pumpkin centerpiece is sure to spark conversation and add a delightful touch to your Thanksgiving table.

When selecting your pumpkins, you can choose between traditional orange pumpkins for a classic autumn look or white pumpkins for a softer, more elegant feel. Both options capture the essence of fall beautifully and can be complemented with seasonal flowers and foliage for a picturesque arrangement.


While a cornucopia may seem a bit cliché, it remains an undeniably beautiful choice for a Thanksgiving centerpiece. Also known as the "horn of plenty," the cornucopia is a symbol of abundance, making it a particularly fitting addition to your Thanksgiving table.

If you have children joining your dinner, the cornucopia can also serve as an educational piece, as you can explain its significance as a symbol of Thanksgiving. The combination of flowers, fruits, and other natural elements in the cornucopia gives your table a rustic and earthy vibe, bringing the spirit of the harvest season to life.

Family Heirloom Vase Centerpiece

Lastly, there's something deeply sentimental about incorporating family heirlooms into your Thanksgiving décor. Consider bringing out family vases or containers that hold sentimental value. It's a lovely way to remember and honor past family members, creating a sense of connection across generations.

You can take Grandma's favorite vase or a cherished heirloom container to your local florist and have them fill it with seasonal blooms. This not only adds a personal touch to your Thanksgiving table but also pays homage to your family's traditions and history.

Alternatively, fill an heirloom bowl with pinecones, gourds, fruits, and artichokes to create a unique and eye-catching centerpiece. This unconventional choice brings texture and depth to your table while maintaining the spirit of Thanksgiving.


In conclusion, your Thanksgiving centerpiece choice can set the tone for your holiday celebration. Whether you prefer the classic pumpkin, rustic wood box, traditional cornucopia, or sentimental family heirloom, it can elevate your table, creating a warm atmosphere for loved ones to enjoy. So, let your creativity bloom with gratitude this Thanksgiving, making your table as beautiful as the food and company.

If you're looking to create a stunning Thanksgiving centerpiece, reach out to J. Morris Flowers. Our skilled florists understand the importance of the perfect centerpiece. We offer custom arrangements, wood box centerpieces, and more to suit your style. 

Contact us today to discuss your Thanksgiving floral needs and enhance your holiday gathering with a beautiful centerpiece from J. Morris Flowers. Your Thanksgiving table deserves the best in floral decor.