We’re in the middle of this end-of-the-year month trifecta of holiday goodness. November and December are especially ripe with delicious meals, party cheer and a little extra love from family, neighbors and strangers as well! I’m traveling quite a bit this month and won’t be home with my family for Thanksgiving… though as of recent, there haven’t been too many Thanksgivings where I’ve been home. Sometimes we’ve celebrated early and do the full and complete Thanksgiving dinner a week or so before the actual holiday. This year, however, I’m away the entire month of November, and so I thought I’d put together a little inspiration board of what my Thanksgiving would look like this year if I were home.
2/ Gold chargers will make your table setting pop and bring a level of glam to a rustic chic theme.
3 / Use burlap as a table runner for a rustic feel, and it’s color fits into the Thanksgiving tablescape perfectly.
4/ Pumpkin pie cookies are an adorable way to add a little whimsy to your day.
5/ Add a little pizzaz to your place setting with a bit of felt ribbon. The best part? A little goes a very long way… a very inexpensive option!
6/ Not sure what sides to plan yet? Check out this thanksgiving menu plan with recipe links… it was a hit and even non-stuffing eaters loved the stuffing on this list.
7/ Don’t make the kids feel like they’re any less important, but rather let them feel celebrated with some of these kids table ideas.
8/ Use Mason Jars (I like this small version) with tea lights to bring a sweet luminosity to your table.
9/ For some inexpensive DIY decor, head outside and find a bunch of pinecones to make pinecone place cards or a pinecone wreath
The kids and I set out on an adventure recently in search of pine cones. I had a project in mind and so after school, we let our feet search the path of a long trail at a nearby park. As we named cloud shapes and guessed as to what was rustling in the bushes, felt the crunch of small Florida leaves underfoot and played with our shadows in the afternoon sun, we searched out the pine-needled floor of our little “forest” for the biggest and best of pine cones. After making it through the full two mile trail without even noticing how long we’d been walking, we came home with bags full of our freshly scouted craft supplies. Though I’ll have a fun little project we made with some of ours ready to show you soon, I would love to make a fun wreath like the one above, and I think pine cones would make the cutest little place card holders. Since I won’t be home for Thanksgiving, I think I may work on this for Christmas… they both would work for either holiday!
I’m so grateful that no matter how we celebrate this month, no matter the situation, I’m blessed with a beautiful family to love on. This year I may be loving on them from afar and Skyping in while they slice the turkey, and other years I may set the table with our gold chargers, linen napkins and pine cone crafts, but no matter the case, we love sharing what we’re thankful for… and family always tops the list!
What is your favorite part of Thanksgiving? What are you thankful for this year? I’d love to hear!