If you have a lot of kids in your family, they will probably be at this event. So, have some kid friendly activities available for the kiddos. A special table for arts and crafts, perhaps. If you are hosting the Thanksgiving gathering, chances are you will be having a lot of people in your home, so plan accordingly. For example, it is unlikely that you will be able to accommodate everyone’s drink refill at the exact moment that one needs one, so set up a self-serve drink station. Do, however, try to serve everyone their first drink, and then show them to the self-serve bar area. Country style or a buffet style for the meal will probably be your best option, as a plated meal would just be too time consuming, and almost impossible, and impractical, considering the amount of food involved—and that we are thankful for.The Food Appetizers
The appetizers I’ve put together here will be guaranteed guest favorites. They are also perfectly fitting for that chilly autumn air.Warm Spinach Dip with Artichoke MH Original Mushrooms Stuffed with Feta Cheese MH Original Soup: Squash Soup with Sour Cream MH Original Main Cheese Ravioli with Carrot Cream Sauce MH Original Root Vegetable Mash MH Original Wild Rice with Sage and Leek Classic Roasted Turkey MH Original Dessert Traditional Apple Pie MH Original Pumpkin Roll The Mood
The mood of Thanksgiving is relaxing, and warm. So decorate accordingly with warm, yet vibrant hues of whites, greens, oranges, reds, and yellows—all the warm colors of fall. Let the sun shine in by pulling back the curtains. Soft music in the background—that won’t drown out conversation is nice.The Décor
This is a great time to be creative with your table center pieces (be careful, you don’t want it to look like a 3rd grade arts and crafts explosion happened on your table.)
Here is an MH Original Creation
White Hydrangea, and Wheat Willow Branch Centerpiece Runner—All of these materials are available at your local craft store: Willow branch, bunches of white/greenish hydrangeas, wheat, and berries—green, white, with a touch of red. The key to this is to first start by tying the largest elements to the willow branch first, such as the hydrangeas. Then layer on the other pieces from there: the wheat, greens, and then the touches of berries here and there.
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