Thank you for joining me on the Grateful Gatherings Blog Hop! If you are following the tour in order, you just came from Bethany’s home at Crisp Collective. What a beautiful Thanksgiving tablescape she has!!! I love how she used those little cutting boards at each place setting and tiny copper cups. I have linked up with 13 other bloggers to bring you some Thanksgiving inspiration over the next few days. See the full list at the end of this post for all of the participants.
Well, October came and went and now we are 15 days away from THANKSGIVING!! I don’t know about you but that is really hard for me to believe!
Last week my son who is 3, was schooling my husband and me on the 4 seasons. (obviously something he learned at school recently) Then after our lesson he asked us each what our favorite season was. To which we both replied, FALL!
I think we both love Fall for different reasons (except Football, mutual love for Football season). My reason being, because it is my favorite season to decorate, duh! My other half loves Fall the best because of hunting.
I love decorating my mantel and table for the month of October and then I like to switch it up a little bit in November for Thanksgiving.
Today I’m going to share with you 3 Ideas For Hosting Thanksgiving. Whether you are actually hosting Thanksgiving at your house or just wanting to bring a little Fall feel into your home, I’ve got you covered.
First, let me preface by saying, I have never actually hosted a full-on Thanksgiving at my house before. We are still in that window of time where our parents are hosting Thanksgiving for us, what a blessing! However, every year it makes me think about when my time to host comes, what will I do?
Hire a caterer?
Escape to Mexico?
Just kidding! Here are my 3 Ideas for hosting at Thanksgiving…
Idea # 1 – Have A Flower Arrangement Centerpiece
Whether you are going to actually be eating a Thanksgiving meal around your table or just walking past it daily, have a Fall-ish flower arrangement as your centerpiece to give your family and guests something pretty to look at! When making a flower arrangement, I like to incorporate more than just flowers. My favorite element to add is fruit! This year I purchased sunflowers, (my favorite Fall flower), pomegranates, and cranberries, all from the grocery store and made them into a colorful centerpiece…
First, I trimmed the sunflowers down to the desired length and put them in a clear rectangle vase so that I could fill it with cranberries. Then, I stuck 2 pomegranates onto BBQ skewers and slipped them in the vase with the sunflowers. (sidenote-each pomegranate required 2 skewers) Lastly, I filled in the empty space between the sunflower stems with cranberries and tada…
Not only does it look pretty and vibrant, you can reuse the pomegranates and cranberries at a later date in other recipes!
Tip #2 – Incorporate COPPER into your decor
Copper makes me think of Fall because of the beautiful orange-y color. I incorporated copper into my decor by using these Moscow mule cups my husband gave me! (to shop for them click here) Another way to carry out the copper theme would be to use…
a copper bowl for serving food in
a copper pitcher to serve water or tea, etc.
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Which brings me to my last idea…
Tip #3 Serve a Signature Cocktail
I always love trying new and interesting drinks but would never just make one for myself. The best parties I’ve ever been to have all had pre-made signature cocktails for everyone to try!
Here are some recipes I found for delicious cocktails that fit the pomegranate/cranberry theme…
And that’s it! Who needs food, when your decor and cocktails are on point?!?!
Next stop on the tour is Olivia from Reinvented Collection. Go check out her beautiful French style Thanksgiving table!
Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!!!
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