Even if you aren't gathering IRL to celebrate Thanksgiving 2020, you can still show your loved ones gratitude via Zoom with a virtual event! In fact, we've put together these 13 virtual Thanksgiving celebration ideas to make it one for the books.
Check out our Thanksgiving Zoom backgrounds to add a little extra pumpkin spice to your holiday chat. Take your pick! You can download these hi-res Thanksgiving virtual backgrounds for free, courtesy of The Bash.
Here are 35 hi-res Thanksgiving Zoom backgrounds for your cozy, autumnal Zoom chat:
1. Brisk Autumn Morning
Looking for a virtual fall background? Here's a cute one you can use this Thanksgiving with pumpkins.
2. Painted Stripes
Nothing says autumn like orange, red, and yellow. Use this colorful Thanksgiving Zoom wallpaper if you're looking for something simple.
A cute Thanksgiving background for your even cuter virtual Thanksgiving celebration.
4. Baby Blue Autumn Leaves
Add a pop of color to your Thanksgiving Zoom call with this bright autumn Zoom background.
5. Warm Glow
This serene autumn wallpaper is the perfect choice for your Thanksgiving Zoom background.
6. A Pilgrim's Thanksgiving
Some traditional Thanksgiving imagery for your Thanksgiving Zoom wallpaper.
7. A Bountiful Harvest
A basket of autumn vegetables makes for a great Thanksgiving Zoom background.
8. Who You Callin' a Turkey?
This funny turkey Zoom background will feature the main attraction in a new way this Thanksgiving.
9. Fall Sweeties
Oh, Thanksgiving. The time of year we're perfectly happy to gain 10lbs. These delicious pies make for a cute Thanksgiving Zoom wallpaper.
10. Nature's Canopy
A beautiful Thanksgiving background that displays an array of stunning fall colors.
Of course, autumn leaves make for a lovely virtual Thanksgiving background.
12. Color Me Turkey
A colorful turkey Zoom background for your Thanksgiving Zoom celebration!
13. Autumn Spice
Who isn't obsessed with everything that smells like autumn? Anyone? I didn't think so. Here's a simple autumn spice wallpaper for your Thanksgiving Zoom chat.
14. Oh My Gourd
Gourds, apples, and pinecones — the Thanksgiving trifecta. If you're looking for a classic Thanksgiving Zoom background, look no further!
15. Turkeys on Teal
A cute turkey backdrop you can use on your Thanksgiving Zoom chat!
16. A Rustic Invitation
This autumn Zoom background would be great as a desktop wallpaper too — use the wooden area below the Thanksgiving decor for your desktop folders.
17. Turkey By Ink
This piece of art would make for a great turkey Zoom background this Thanksgiving!
18. Everything Fall
Try this cute pink background for your Thanksgiving Zoom chat.
A cute turkey for your silly Thanksgiving Zoom background.
20. Giving Thanks
The most important part about Thanksgiving (aside from eating) is all about gratitude. Show your thanks virtually with this cute Thanksgiving Zoom background.
21. Thanksgiving Decor
Bright reds and oranges really pop against a white background. Use this festive Thanksgiving wallpaper during your Thanksgiving 2020 virtual hangout!
22. Thanksgiving Harvest
Yet another beautiful display of the autumn season. Use this Thanksgiving background during your next Zoom call, or even upload it as an autumn desktop wallpaper!
23. Festive Pies
Who doesn't love pie? Use this delicious Thanksgiving Zoom background for your virtual Thanksgiving dinner this year.
24. Happy Thanksgiving Pumpkin
This pumpkin close-up makes for a super cute Thanksgiving Zoom background or desktop wallpaper!
25. Wild Turkey
A gorgeous wild turkey to remind you to be thankful for your feast this Thanksgiving. Use this image as your Thanksgiving Zoom background, or even as your laptop backdrop!
26. PSL Season
If loving a pumpkin-spiced latte makes me basic, I'll scream it proudly to the world. And so should you. Use this cute autumn wallpaper as your virtual Zoom background this Thanksgiving.
27. Happy Thanksgiving Blocks
Let your Thanksgiving Zoom background say happy Thanksgiving for you!
28. Cinnamon Spice
If you're sharing a few drinks with a virtual friendsgiving gathering, get into the autumn vibe with this spiked spiced latte as your Thanksgiving Zoom background. Bonus: you could even hire a bartender to host a virtual mixology workshop and mix up some holiday cocktails.
29. Silly Gourds
These silly gourds make for one seriously cute Thanksgiving Zoom background. You can use it as your virtual desktop wallpaper too!
30. Pumpkin Patch
If you love pumpkin picking as much as the next fall-enthusiast, use this pumpkin patch wallpaper as your Thanksgiving Zoom background!
31. Thanksgiving Feast
Set the tone of your virtual Thanksgiving dinner with this delicious spread. Who doesn't want to drool over their festive Zoom background? Pro Tip: call a local caterer or restaurant to deliver a Thanksgiving feast to your door.
32. Thanksgiving Spread Illustration
A cute illustration of everything you'd ever want on your Thanksgiving table. Use this Thanksgiving virtual background as your Zoom backdrop for your online celebration!
33. Gourds and Pumpkins
A beautiful display of autumn's harvest. Use this image as your autumn desktop wallpaper, or during your holiday Zoom chat this Thanksgiving!
34. Warm Autumn Colors
Orange hues are the best way to go if you're looking for a fall virtual background.
35. Thanksgiving Mise-En-Place
This festive cutlery set says you are ready for a Thanksgiving feast! It's the perfect Thanksgiving Zoom background for your virtual Thanksgiving 2020 dinner.
How to Change your Background on Zoom
Click on the link below your favorite Thanksgiving Zoom background to open a high resolution 1920 pixel X 1080 pixel file. Then you can right-click, and save the image to your desktop.
Pro Tip: If you do not have a green screen (it’s ok—most people do not), you can choose a room with a wall that has a solid background color.
When you log into your Zoom account:
- Click your profile picture and choose the settings link.
- Find the Virtual Background tab. (You’ll need to make sure the Virtual Background button is "on" from the Meeting tab.)
- In the Virtual Background tab, you can upload your own Thanksgiving virtual background saved on your desktop.
If you’re using Zoom from your phone:
- When you’re logged in, click the More tab and tap the Virtual Background option.
- Choose a background from the provided library or upload your own photos.
Find more Thanksgiving celebration ideas on The Bash.
About Brittany Barber
Brittany Barber, lover of books, dogs and romance, graduated from Bishop’s University with a Communications and Theatre degree. After spending some time working abroad in the theatre world, she is now a freelance writer covering a range of lifestyle topics including wedding and event planning for The Bash, WeddingWire, 2life and Fluttr.