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How to Host an Outdoor Thanksgiving with Cushion Connection

Thanksgiving is a time for gratitude, family, and delicious food. But who says it has to be confined indoors? You can host a memorable outdoor Thanksgiving celebration with the right decor and preparation. Here’s how you can set the stage with the help of Cushion Connection’s range of outdoor cushions, accessories, and more.

1. Set the Scene with Comfortable Seating

The first step to hosting any gathering is ensuring ample seating for everyone. But for an outdoor Thanksgiving, comfort is key.

  • Upgrade Your Cushions: If your outdoor furniture has seen better days, now’s the perfect time to upgrade. Cushion Connection offers a wide variety of cushions in different shapes, sizes, and designs. Opt for plush, deep-seating cushions that will keep your guests comfortable throughout the meal.
  • Fall Colors: Embrace the season by choosing cushions in warm, earthy tones like burnt orange, deep reds, and golden yellows. These colors not only evoke the spirit of fall but also add a touch of elegance to your outdoor setting.

2. Accessorize for Warmth and Style

As the temperatures drop, it’s essential to keep your guests warm and cozy.

  • Throws and Pillows: Layer your seating with textured throws and pillows. Not only do they provide added warmth, but they also enhance the overall aesthetic of your space.
  • Fabric Choices: Cushion Connection offers over 400 fabric choices, allowing you to mix and match textures and patterns. Consider fabrics like Sunbrella, which are fade-resistant and can withstand the elements, ensuring your decor remains vibrant even after the festivities.

3. Create a Focal Point

Every Thanksgiving table needs a centerpiece. But for an outdoor setting, think beyond the traditional.

  • Fire Pit: A fire pit not only provides warmth but also serves as a beautiful focal point. Surround it with Cushion Connection’s versatile pool stools, which can be used as seating or as side tables for holding drinks and appetizers.
  • Decorative Serving Table: Dress up your serving table with a festive tablecloth, tall candle holders, and an autumnal centerpiece. Enhance the ambiance with string lights draped overhead and scatter a few decorative pumpkins or gourds around the table’s base.

4. Protect Your Space and Guests

The unpredictability of fall weather means you need to be prepared.

  • Outdoor Curtains: These can shield your guests from chilly winds and offer a touch of privacy. They also add an element of sophistication to your setting. Choose fabrics that complement your cushions for a cohesive look.
  • Weatherproofing: Ensure your cushions and accessories are protected from potential rain or early frost. Applying a fabric protector can help shield them from the elements, ensuring longevity.

5. Add the Final Touches

With the main elements in place, it’s time to focus on the details.

  • Table Decor: Incorporate natural elements like pinecones, dried leaves, and pumpkins. These can be used as centerpieces or scattered around the table for a rustic touch.
  • Lighting: As the evening approaches, ensure your space is well-lit. Lanterns, fairy lights, and candles can create a magical ambiance, making your outdoor Thanksgiving truly memorable.

Hosting an outdoor Thanksgiving is a unique way to celebrate the holiday. With the right decor and a little help from Cushion Connection, you can create a cozy, stylish, and unforgettable gathering. Embrace the beauty of the outdoors and make this Thanksgiving one for the books!

Need help making your outdoor space the place to be this fall? Let Cushion Connection help! Our dedicated customer service team is readily available to answer any questions you may have and provide guidance in selecting the ideal cushions and accessories to complement your outdoor space.

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