Dress your Tablescape with Mini Pumpkins

White pumpkins, also known as "ghost pumpkins," are an elegant change from the orange variety. Incorporate them into a tablescape such as this for a formal dinner or a modern look with a minimalist feel.

You'll need

8 miniature pumpkins of assorted variety
4 white miniature pumpkins
2 (8-inch diameter) bubble bowls (or shallow bowl of any sort)
white pillar candles
white platters
white napkins
fall napkin rings


1. Place a nice tablecloth on the table, such as a cloth made from white damask.

2. Fill bubble bowls halfway with miniature pumpkins, making sure to intersperse the white ones to give it that burst of elegance.

3. Set bowls of pumpkins in the middle of the table, about 20 inches apart.

4. Place a white pillar candles on a candle plate either in between the pumpkin bowls, which should be in the center of the table, or on either side.

If you have three pillar candles, another idea would be to place one between the two bowls and to add the other two candles on other side of each bowl, so your tablescape line up is a candle, pumpkin bowl, candle, pumpkin bowl, candle.

5. Finish your tablescape by setting each place with white platters topped with white napkins and dark napkin rings to mimic the juxtaposition of your centerpiece.

We recommend keeping glassware simple to maintain that elegant, yet minimalist look.

Find more party planning inspirations for Thanksgiving Decorations

Inspiration to your inbox

Want to receive the latest Celebrations.com ideas?

Get our newsletter »
Spiked Peach Lemonade Link to image gallery. Serve up some sweet and refreshing lemonade this summer, with a seasonal twist! Add some fresh or frozen peaches to traditional homemade lemonade for an extra delicious drink. »
Meet our Writer
Coryanne Ettiene
Kitchen Living Expert

Check out all of the great recipes and party ideas from Coryanne, our Kitchen Living Expert and entertaining contributor!

Read More »
Skinny Frozen Blended Mojito Link to video gallery. If you like a traditional mojito, then you'll love this frozen blended mojito from The Kissters! Watch as they take your favorite summer cocktail and turn it into something even more delicious. »

Inspirations Delivered to Your Inbox

Sign up to receive our weekly newsletter and have party tips and ideas sent straight to your inbox! You'll be the first to know about our best recipes, decoration ideas, invitation inspirations and more.