Friends and family will soon come together to celebrate Thanksgiving – and the dinner table is at the heart of those celebrations. But selecting the perfect plates for your feast is not just about functionality; it’s a chance to infuse your table with style and charm. From elegant ceramic dinnerware to convenient disposable options, the plates on this list are sure to impress your guests (plus they are all highly rated on Amazon).
Best Plates for Thanksgiving Appetizers
Appetizers help set the stage for your holiday feast, so you need a plate that is up to the task.
We had to, of course, include at least one option on this list with a turkey. This set of four plates also features sunflowers, leaves, and pumpkins, and at 8.75 inches, is the perfect size for appetizers or salads. Complete the set with the matching serving platter and bowls.
For a more classic look that you can use 365 days a year, check out Mora Ceramics. Their 8-inch plates are crafted from paladin clay, making them “more durable,” and with four neutral colorways (chai, earl gray, vanilla white, and assorted), they’ll seamlessly match all of your holiday décor.
Both of these plates are dishwasher safe, so you can spend less time doing dishes and more time with family. And the smaller size will encourage your friends and family to save room for dinner.
Best Plates for Thanksgiving Dinner
Speaking of the main course, there’s no denying that it is one of the focal points of Thanksgiving.
Celebrate in style with these 11-inch pumpkin and sunflower plates from Certified International. Your friends and family members will love how much space they have for turkey, stuffing, and mashed potatoes – plus, like many of the items on this list, these plates can be used in the microwave, so you can warm up your leftovers.
But we can’t forget about the younger family members. Decorated with a turkey, these festive plates are made of melamine, so they’re not fragile. Tiny Expressions also offers a customizable version, where you can add a name (and there are options for Christmas, Hanukkah, and more). You’ll wish you had a seat at the kid’s table!
Best Plates for Thanksgiving Dessert
When it comes to Thanksgiving, we often focus on the turkey and the many side dishes that go along with it. But we can’t ignore the grand finale of the meal – dessert!
A departure from the typical yellows, oranges, and reds of fall, these 9-inch plates are adorned with autumn-themed items in hues of teal and white. They are just the right size for a piece of pumpkin or apple pie, but they are also great for appetizers or salads, if you’d prefer. And, as a bonus, you can use them all season long, not just on Thanksgiving.
For smaller desserts, check out this pumpkin-shaped serving platter. There are currently three color options to choose from: orange, white, and blue. If you’re looking for more pumpkin-themed items to complete your collection, Nat & Jules also offers mugs, butter dishes, salt and pepper shakers, and spoon rests.
Best Thanksgiving Dinnerware Sets
It can be challenging to find coordinating plates, bowls, and cups for your holiday table. Simplify your next gathering by purchasing a dinnerware set.
Whether you’re using it every day, or for special occasions like Thanksgiving, this three-piece set from Famiware combines style and practicality.The white finish and brown rim complement a variety of table décor styles, and each piece (dinner plate, salad plate, cereal bowl) is dishwasher safe and scratch resistant. It’s a win-win!
For a more festive option, try this 16-piece set from Pfaltzgraff, which includes dinner plates, salad plates, bowls, and mugs (each is safe to put in the dishwasher or microwave). With warm autumnal colors, an intricate berry and leaf pattern, and a turkey on one of the plates, it’s also the perfect choice for Thanksgiving. You’ll be using them for years to come!
Best Disposable Options
We also had to include some disposable products on this list, so you can enjoy your gathering without the cleanup.
With settings for 16 guests or more, all of these options are all great for larger family events – or you can save the leftovers for the other upcoming holidays.
This set has two different sized plates (perfect for appetizers and dessert), plus paper napkins, for up to 24 friends or family members. The bright fall leaves and ‘Give Thanks’ message in the center will add a festive touch to your table.
If you’re looking for something a little heavier duty for dinner, take a look at these two sets.
The first, from Laura Stein, will bring a touch of sophistication to your table. The classic white design of the dinner and salad plates is enhanced by burgundy and gold details, creating a vintage-inspired look – but they are created with “heavy-duty plastic,” so they are sturdy enough to hold a variety of Thanksgiving dishes.
The second (also made of plastic) has everything you need for a fancy Thanksgiving feast: scalloped dinner plates, scalloped salad/dessert plates, forks, knives, spoons, and foil-stamped napkins. You can choose from gold or rose gold.
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