- Put out the Pumpkins: Pumpkins! Of course! But have you tried putting out chalked pumpkins and gourds to create a frosty look to your decorations?
- Throw a Thanksgiving Party Outside: Consider celebrating outdoors with friends during unusually warm Thanksgivings nights. Those who aren’t sturdy enough to brave the chill of autumn can place a gas heater or gas log fireplace on the deck. We make custom decks in New Jersey that can accommodate large gatherings safely.
- Take the Party down below: Many people underutilize the space beneath their deck. This can expand the functionality of your deck all year round.
- Autumnal Wreaths and Garlands: You can either purchase a wreath from the store or make it a DIY project for the whole family.
- Add a Cornucopia: Filled with artificial or real mini-pumpkins, fruits, vegetables, flowers, etc., cornucopia are everywhere on Thanksgivings and can also be made from scratch. Cornucopias also double as excellent centerpieces for the main dining table.
- Tom Turkey: What outside deck would be complete without a turkey made of metal or wood or straw or even cardboard? Some people even go the extra mile by adding straw stuffed scarecrows and farmers to the scene.
- Gourd Candlesticks: Create a DIY candle holder by hollowing out a small gourd and placing a candle inside.
- Pine cone Potpourri: String scented pine cones around your deck to give it a festive look and to create a lovely aroma.
At Decks by Ziec, we can’t help but feel nostalgic and full of holiday spirit this time of year. Despite all the chaos and mania that has swept the world during 2016, we prefer to think back to simpler times when tasteful holiday displays adorned the houses in our neighborhoods. We prefer to cast our minds back to those times when these kinds of displays filled us with wonder. This was a time before fancy high-tech, light displays were the norm. In those holidays past we would try to determine whose display was the most creative and whose display most captured the spirit of the season. If you are someone who can appreciate the simpler things and can appreciate a time before high tech, electronic wizardry took over then here are some ideas for a simpler, cozier display on your deck.