Thanksgiving Idea Round-up

Thanksgiving Centerpieces That Are Not Orange | Domino

FOR THE TABLE

Paint your pumpkin.

And use a lot of them. :-) Wow!  What a great look by Casa de Perrin.  The rest of the table was kept very simple to allow the pumpkins to shine.

Of course, you may need to go smaller scale so that you have room for food, or just put the food on a server or sideboard.

Mix and match.

Mixing and matching doesn’t just apply to dining chairs. It can be done with napkins, placemats, dishes, glassware or silverware.

And while I probably would only choose one or two of those things so that it stands out, it’s a great way to make a unique statement. It also gives a more relaxed feel to the table.

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My Fabuless Life

Put a ribbon on it.

Table decor doesn’t have to difficult – sometimes it’s the little things that make the biggest impact.  A simple ribbon tied around the silverware would be an easy last minute touch to add.

Home Stories A to Z has 15 more table setting ideas, and we have even more ideas for your table settings here.

thanksgiving table

Style Me Pretty/Design Dump via Home Stories A to Z

FOR FUN

Playing games.

Whether it’s saying what we’re grateful for or reminiscing over certain memories, we all probably have traditions that we do around the Thanksgiving table every year.

This would be a fun one to add though, wouldn’t it?  A fun, free printable game from Alice and Lois. Get it here.

Thanksgiving Game Free Printable

FOR THE KIDS

Coloring placemats.

Ella Claire did such a great job making these cute coloring placemats for the kiddos! And the really great thing is that she made them a free download so that you can use them too.

You’ll find them here.

Free Printable Thanksgiving Placemats

Cookie Turkeys.

I had so much fun making (and eating) these cookie turkeys that Julie suggested last year. A simple and fun sweet treat for the kids table.

You can find the full details here!

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THE MEAL

The complete how-to.

If this is your first time making a Thanksgiving dinner, Betty Crocker walks you through everything you need to know, including all the recipes.  And there are some pretty good tips for the rest of us too (I noticed they even mentioned mixing and matching, soooo…).

Full post here.

Foolproof Turkey Gravy

Thanksgiving recipes.

We’ve posted some recipes of our own for past Thanksgivings, and here’s a list!
Grandma’s Corn Casserole
Apple Crisp
Dilly Bread
Make-Ahead Cream Cheese Mashed Potatoes
Candied Sweet Potatoes
Turkey Tetrazzini

Schneidermans Furniture Sweet Potato Recipe pinterest

More inspiration?

If you’re looking for more inspiration, ideas and recipes there’s much more to be found on our Thanksgiving Pinterest Board!

Leftovers Package | Send Thanksgiving guests home with a yummy care package of leftovers.:

Southern Living via our Pinterest Board

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