Here are some tips on how to decorate with candles this Thanksgiving from apartmenttherapy.com:
• Avoid scented candles at a meal. Some people have strong allergic (or just averse) reactions to scented candles, and furthermore you don’t necessarily want the candles’ scents interfering with the aromas of the food.
• Make sure your candles don’t interfere with sight lines across the table. I usually associate this rule with flowers, but of course it’s true for candles too; if your guests have to crane their necks around tall tapers to talk to one another, you might want to move those tapers over to a sideboard.
• Locate candlelight at different angles around the room. Try to do candles in other spots, not just the table; candlelight coming from different directions will add soft light throughout the room. Set up candles on your buffet or bar, in wall sconces, or along a windowsill.
Take a look at some table inspirations below: