Thanksgiving is upon us and we look forward to meeting and greeting our dear ones. Here are some tips in making this great day a fantastic one:
Don’t come to the table starving. Drink a few cups of water and eat something light before the meal as well as not to overeat, overstuff, and feel bad later. Try to fill up on salads and protein so that when dessert comes around you’ll have room for just a bit!
If you’re bringing kids, make sure the place is kid-friendly. Bring some crayons, coloring papers, and a toy or two for the little ones so they will be entertained and happy. A happy child makes a happy Mom!
If you’re making the meal make sure to have a variety of foods to please everyones taste. Fresh herbs add a tremendous amount of flavor to make the dish an outstanding one.
If someone has allergies make sure the host knows before hand. It may be a good idea to bring along a dish so that you’re sure you have something to eat.
Cover the table with a tablecloth that’s easy to wipe clean such as a vinyl tablecloth. If you would like to use a pretty cloth, you may want to cover it with a clear vinyl tablecloth. With a large crowd, spills can happen. After working so hard in the kitchen and preparing all that food you deserve to get a break in the cleanup!
Lastly, enjoy the day and enjoy your company. After working so hard you’ll want to look back on this special day and be happy that you created beautiful memories that will be cherished forever.
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Fall in love with these great Fall ideas to add some fun to your Fall/Thanksgiving Parties. There is a great amount of Fall bounty such as pumpkins, corn, and lots and lots of colorful leaves. Lets take advantage and use what we have available.
Kids will have loads of fun designing these corn cakes. You can use a cake mix or your favorite recipe. Cut into ovals shapes to look like corn. Cover with cream and decorate with chocolate candies. http://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/harvest-corn-cakes
You may want to cover the table with a table cloth to keep things neater!
Nothing put you in a great mood like chocolate! Have fun creating these cute acorns with minimal effort from Taste of Home. Click on the link for real easy directions. http://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/acorn-treats
Here is a great birthday, Sunday or after school activity; let the kids run outside and gather pretty leaves. With some glue, pipe cleaners and creativity they”ll have fun creating an adorable Fall Butterfly!
As the seasons change from Summer to Fall we also like to change thinks a bit such as adding new decor, place mats, table linens, etc. to our homes. As we see from this gorgeous wood stick pumpkin from Thistlewood Farms, we don’t have to spend much in order to have something nice, new, and decorative to breathe new excitement into our lives.
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So much thought goes into making a festive Thanksgiving dinner. Starting with the table linen, deciding if you want to use a traditional tablecloth or something a little different. Will you be using nice table runners or place mats to add style to the table? Will you be using the same color cloth napkins to match the tablecloth or another color for contrast?
Once the table is set you can add some cute party favors to further enhance the table. These terra-cotta flowerpot hats from Better Homes and Gardens are perfect!
You can also try something cute and edible. This Thanksgiving Veggie Turkey is adorable. When you work so hard on all the amazing food you don’t want your guest to be fill up on snacks. Veggies are great to have on hand especially for little ones who don’t like to wait!
There are some many varieties of food put out on the table. This Broccoli Cheddar Brown Rice Casserole from Oh my Veggies is delicious and has no cans of soup or blocks of faux cheese involved. The extra effort is well worth it!
If you or your guests are on gluten free diet this Gluten Free Cinnamon and Toasted Pecan Crusted Sweet Potato Cake is a must try for dessert! Enjoy all the goodies!
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