Happy Weekend and welcome to the Saturday Spotlight! Are you hosting Thanksgiving this year? As always, we’re hosting a big family gathering so I’ve been busy preparing. So, if you’re looking for decor and entertaining tips, join me today as I share a bunch of Thanksgiving planning ideas to inspire you!
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Thanksgiving Planning Ideas:
Yes, it’s time to get your home ready…
While you still have time to prepare for Thanksgiving, be sure to read my 7 Great Ways to Prepare for Holiday Guests! Not only will I give you some valuable tips, but hopefully a few laughs as well!
Thanksgiving Planning Ideas – Table Setting Inspiration:
If you’re at a loss for how to set your table this year, here are some ideas…
For a cozy look, check out all the details on my Thanksgiving table with warm fall colors.
After all, if you’re hosting all the special people in your life, make your table extra festive! To add a little more Thanksgiving decor around the house, see how I’ve decorated with feathers.
If you’re not into a lot of color, take a look at my Neutral Thanksgiving Table Setting for some ideas!
When reading that blog post, you’ll see how easy it can be to use a patterned tablecloth as inspiration!
Thanksgiving Planning Ideas – A Family Recipe:
If your family is anything like mine, they expect those traditional family recipes!
Though, if you’re looking for some new ones this year, give our Aunt Lillian’s “Famous” Cornbread a try! It’s a huge hit with our crew! After trying this corn bread, maybe it will become one of your family’s favorites!
Thanksgiving Leftover Idea:
Once Thanksgiving is over, you’ll probably end up with a bunch of leftovers…
Have you thought about all those extra ingredients you didn’t end up using? If you’re like me, you probably bought too many bags of fresh cranberries because they were on sale! To put them to good use, check out my tips on What to Do with Leftover Cranberries!
Thanksgiving Hostess Gift Ideas:
If you’re spending Thanksgiving Day at someone else’s house, don’t forget to bring a hostess gift!
Instead of opting for the usual bottle of wine, here are some practical and creative hostess gift ideas!
Yes, I guarantee, that some of these will be unexpected…yet surprisingly practical!
Thanksgiving Shopping Finds for the Home:
If you want to savor the Thanksgiving holiday before you skip right into a Christmas decorating frenzy, here are some shopping finds:
Update your stock of white dinner napkins this Thanksgiving…
For a less expensive napkins, these napkins are a great option and can be delivered fast!
Show off your Thanksgiving turkey on this festive turkey platter!
If you want to add some ambiance to your Thanksgiving table, this candlestick set is gorgeous!
For a less expensive (and shinier) option, these candlesticks would make a nice display.
And for even more Thanksgiving planning ideas, here are some finds from around the internet:
- Add to your Thanksgiving table decor with these pretty – and free place cards!
- Get creative with these Thanksgiving DIY projects!
- Decorate for Thanksgiving with ideas from this beautiful tiered tray!
- Be inspired by this gorgeous fall mantel!
- Keep it easy with this 6 ingredient pumpkin pie recipe!
Hopefully, some of these Thanksgiving planning ideas will inspire you. In case you missed it, November 15th was “Clean Out Your Refrigerator Day”…so you could always use that as motivation to get prepared for Turkey Day! Haha…
- For Thanksgiving decorating ideas, see my Thanksgiving bar cart!
- If you’re planning your dining table decorations, check out my 5 Simple Thanksgiving Centerpiece Ideas!
- For easy Thanksgiving decorations for your home, read Easy Thanksgiving Vignettes!
- And if you can’t decide whether to decorate for Thanksgiving or skip right to Christmas, here are some ideas for both!
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