Ten Times Instagram Took Thanksgiving too Far

This time of year brings around a very particular impulse to overindulge. To some, that involves eating. For others, imbibing. For a certain (typically Instagram-minded) few, all of the time and energy otherwise spent carousing are put toward hosting duties. Yet we like in a world where even Tiffani Thiessen prepares four (four!) different turkeys just to flex (Again, FOUR. Tiffani. Thiessen. From Saved by the Bell). You’ll find none of that here. Instead, allow us to put your mind at ease with the absurdity of these completely over-the-top Thanksgiving table settings we’re far too lazy to ever mess with.


Pumpkins painted to match chinoiserie. Also, chinoiserie in general.


Gold-dipped, hand lettered leaf place cards.


Hand stenciled hostess gifts that involve multiple trips to the craft store and probably ends in tears.


A table set like a pumpkin patch. 


A dessert turkey sculpted from Rice Krispies. 


A tasteful moose-themed place setting. 

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Jewel-adorned pumpkins and decorative gourds.

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A stylish seasonal table from @phoenix_pheather

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A smattering of freshly gathered autumn foliage. 


An al fresco patio set-up, complete with aerial floral arrangements.

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Personal mini pies for each guest.