The Best Outdoor Thanksgiving Decorations in 2021 - Backyard Boss
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The Best Outdoor Thanksgiving Decorations in 2021

In my opinion, the most wonderful time of the year is October to December. I love the decorations that invite folks into the warmth of our homes and the colorful leaves falling from the trees. From the crisp, wispy autumn fresh air to the amazing holidays and family traditions, this time of year is just the best for feeling cozy and wanted.

And though I’ve got the Christmas décor down, I’ve always struggled to find great Thanksgiving décor. I like pumpkins and turkeys, but there must be more than the boring old pumpkin on the doorstep. So, I went searching for the perfect combination of Thanksgiving decorations I’d love to consider using this year. 

I’d pass them on to you, too, in case you struggle with this, as well. There are many great table decorations, metal turkey garden stakes, hanging decor items, artificial leaves, and other turkey decor pieces for your front porch, driveway, and backyard decorations.

    hanksgiving Welcome Sign

    Wooden Thanksgiving Welcome Sign

    Ready to welcome those guests to your home for Thanksgiving Day’s feast? What better way than with a beautiful wooden sign, crafted just for the season! The sign is easy to prop anywhere, too, whether on a porch or at the front gate.
    Thanksgiving Pumpkins

    Colorful pumpkins spelling thanks

    Perfect for the edge of the porch, a shelf or table on the patio, or on an outdoor dining situation, this pumpkin ‘banner’ in resin is the perfect way to dress up the day. The simplicity of the beauty of the piece is one of the best parts – nothing fancy is needed. Just thanks.
    Thankful Garden Flag

    Thankful garden flag

    Sometimes, the simplest message is the most important. With the lovely leaves shaping a heart and the straight-forward message of thanksgiving, it’s perfect for a respite from the craziness of the holidays. Plant it in the garden for a special reminder for all, the whole season long.
    Acorn Pumpkin Leaf Light String

    Battery-operated autumn-themed light string

    Looking for the perfect ‘light’ touch for your holiday décor? This lit up pumpkin, leaf, and acorn strand is battery-powered and great for using on that Thanksgiving feast table as you gather outdoors. You can also use it anywhere else in the yard, thanks to the cordless design.
    Inflatable LED Lawn Turkey

    Inflatable light-up turkey

    Need something a bit bigger to tell folks how glad you are for the season? This giant inflatable, colorful, light up turkey should do the trick. From the colorful pinions to the Pilgrim hat, this turkey invites everyone to give thanks and celebrate the season! It’s designed for fast inflation and low noise.
    Metal Free-Standing Turkey Decoration

    Free-standing turkey decoration

    Gobble gobble! This free-standing turkey stands over a foot tall, making it a great little addition to any Thanksgiving display you have in mind. Use it on the porch, as a centerpiece for your dining table, in the garden, on the lawn, or practically anywhere else for the holiday.
    Large Happy Thanksgiving Banner

    Thanksgiving banner for fence

    Wishing the whole neighborhood a happy Thanksgiving couldn’t get easier than with this giant banner that will span the length of most yard fences. Or, hang it on your balcony, on the edge of the porch.
    Acorn String Lights

    Acorn string lights

    Battery-powered acorn string lights are a great, fun way to light up Thanksgiving night. Add them to an existing wreath or garland, deck out the table, or just hang them around the door. They're the perfect accent or stand-alone for the fall holiday.
    Solar Turkey Lights

    Solar LED turkey lights

    Light up the lawn at night with these celebratory turkey lights – powered by the sun! No muss, no fuss, no remembering to switch them off. Just install, turn them on and enjoy all season long in the garden, on the lawn, or in potted plants.
    2 Turkey Garden Stakes

    Turkey garden stakes

    A fabulous way to add a simple touch of Thanksgiving to the lawn is with these 2 Thanksgiving turkey garden stakes. The cute Pilgrim hats and colorful feathers draw the eye and offer a warm welcome! They’re perfect for the yard, garden, or potted plants on the porch.
    Thanksgiving Turkey Garden Flag

    Thanksgiving turkey garden flag

    Another cute touch for your Thanksgiving feast day is this cartoon turkey garden flag. It’s a great kid-friendly decoration piece your kids and the whole neighborhood will love. Just post it in the yard or on the porch!
    Lighted Pumpkin Thanksgiving Cart

    Cute pumpkin “cart” with lights

    One of the most charming little outdoor pieces I’ve found is this lit-up pumpkin “cart” you can plant anywhere! It works on battery power, so you can set it anywhere. Fill it with flowers for an extra fun touch.

The Perfect Blend for Thanksgiving

The feast on the fourth Thursday of November isn’t the only thing that brings this holiday together. It’s the decorations, the warm welcome, and the beautiful gathering of family, whether local or far-flung, that makes this day so delightful.

For those decorations, I’d personally suggest snagging yourself the Lighted Pumpkin Thanksgiving Cart for a charming “anywhere you like” light feature. It’s adorable by day and by night and adds that extra element of invitation for your porch or yard. IT also makes for a beautiful entryway decoration if you have the right place to put it.

With that, I’d add in the Thanksgiving Turkey Garden Flag for an extra kid-friendly touch. Plus, there’s just something about a little colorful flag that flaps in the breeze. Your beautiful fall decoration can also be fun!

Finally, I’d make sure to grab a few strands of the Battery-Operated Autumn-Themed Light String for good measure. The colorful leaves, pumpkins, and cute little acorns are very inviting and warm. Also, the strings can be used anywhere. These will be especially great if you’re planning to enjoy an outdoor Thanksgiving celebration this year.