Our holidays start today with a Thanksgiving dinner/birthday celebration for Dave’s side of the family. That is quickly followed by a family reunion for my side of the family lasting several days. I am so excited to see our Seattle, California and Houston family, although pretty sure those warm blooded folk are going to freeze……I was just outside and it was 26 degrees at 1:00 in the afternoon! I am hosting tonight’s dinner which has made for a crazy week since I was out of town for work several days and attended a photography workshop this morning. The key to getting it all done is planning and lots and lots of list. You know I love me some lists!
For my table I chose a very simple centerpiece, starting with my handmade dough bowl (see more about that here ) adding three candles and throwing in some nuts, pine cones and leaves.
Considering I had all the items on hand and it took a total of two minutes to pull together, I was pretty happy with the results.
I recently found this fun site that shows several ways to fold napkins so I chose this classic envelope style but would really like to try several of the others.
I enlisted the help of a few others to bring desserts but I just had to make cherry pie which is the favorite of both Dave and I.
I also tried this fun appetizer I ran across here. Use your imagination folks, this is an individual size cheese ball turkey.
I can already hear my kids making fun of me!
One of these days when I have all the time I want to prepare for Thanksgiving I am going to try a few of these other ideas I found. I absolutely love the idea of these placements and they would be so simple to make using grocery bags.
Even if I had the time to make them, I am not sure my cookies would turn out so cute!
And what about these rolls, how cute are these?
The guests will be arriving soon so I better get back to my dinner. I hope you all have a blessed Thanksgiving filled with family, food, fun and a grateful heart!
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Thanks, Theresa! I’m going to use some of these ideas, probably not all this year, but some day. Hope you guys have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
Theresa, I wish I could have come to your dinner! The Thanksgiving dinner at my house will not be anywhere close to your fancy one!
It was not fancy at all! Looking forward to yours!!!