Thanksgiving should be a festive time for everyone, even the host of the Thanksgiving dinner. It does not take a lot of effort to create a stylish Thanksgiving dinner party. Use these tips to achieve maximum effect with minimal effort. You may even have free time to shop for a new outfit to wear to the party.
Step 1: Free up every spot of the dining table for food and condiments. Place oversized Thanksgiving centerpieces on a buffet instead of the holiday table. Forego the lavish floral arrangements and make centerpieces from items found in the backyard like berry, holly, or crabapple branches.
Step 2: Make the children’s table more fun by covering it with kraft paper and adding a few containers of crayons. Draw a placemat outline in crayon at each seat and make printed place cards to make each child feel special.
Step 3: Everyone may not enjoy each dish being served but make sure each guest knows what it is. Labeling items saves time and a trip to the hospital for people with food allergies. Make creative leaf-shaped paper labels describing the name of each dish and its main ingredients like meat, nuts, and spicy contents.
Step 4: Create an original front door decoration using ribbon, glue, and pinecones. Cut eight pieces of ribbon into two-foot long sections. Hot glue the bottom two inches of each ribbon to a four to six-inch pinecone. Once the glue has dried, gather the other end of each ribbon and arrange the bunch in a staggered form. Tie the ribbons together in a knot and trim the ribbon tips to make them uniform length. Slip the knot over a nail on the front door.
Step 5: Purchase your holiday bread and pies from a bakery rather than making them.
Step 6: Make creative leftover boxes using fall-colored ribbon and labels. Your guests will have an attractive container and you will not be left with 15 pounds of turkey.