Hard to believe we are just one week away from Thanksgiving! I have always loved Thanksgiving because I love to cook and we make it one big party. While traditionally Thanksgiving may get overshadowed by Christmas, I make an effort to keep Thanksgiving fun.
When we lived in California, we always had a friendsgiving which was also wonderful. This year, I’m happy to be celebrating at my parents house. However you celebrate, here are some ideas to make it special.
- Signature Cocktail – We always make a cocktail for the adults, even if it’s just champagne and cranberry juice. It feels so festive! Below is one we made and added a sprig of rosemary for garnish; so easy!
- Decorating – Keep it simple. I like to bring natural elements inside, of course, such as pumpkins and fall flowers. Here is our dining room’s current state:
I had made this wreath with a friend at a mom’s night out; I added a “gather” sign from Target’s dollar spot and voila! My house was done. Or, as done as it was going to get…
3. Keep the kids busy. I always try to get some kind of simple craft for my girls to complete while I’m in the kitchen. I really love the crafts from PaperSource – they are elegant and still easy enough for young kids. Here is their turkey centerpiece kit which I have ordered for our celebration.
4. As for the food, again, I believe in keeping it simple. Last year, I admit that I bought most of the food from Costco and things turned out just fine, nobody noticed or cared! As long as we are together…
Hope everyone’s Thanksgiving planning is going strong!