If you’re sticking with your tried-and-true dinnerware for Thanksgiving, why not have a little fun with placemats? There are so many to choose from, I can’t decide which style I like best.
Burlap via Kone 10; Paper via West Elm; Rope via Zara Home; Fabric via Anthropologie
Lace via Zara Home; Dahlia via Shop Horne; Linked via Ute; Twisted via Zgallerie
Doodle via Anthropologie; Dotty via Zara Home; Color via Erie Drive; Interact via Modern Twist
At your Place
For Thanksgiving, there really is no shortage of inspiration around the web for charming kid’s table activities. Keep the craftiness coming, Blogland, I need all I can get! Here are some of my favorite easy day-before projects that will surely keep the kids occupied from the football game through your last bite of pie.
Kids table activites from Fiskars
Faux Pumpkin Pie via One Charming Party
Balloon Boat races via One Charming Party
Thanksgiving Activities for kids
When getting prepped for your Thanksgiving celebrations, don’t forget to include a custom cocktail! I love this one because utilizes all the best flavors that fall has to offer. Maple, cider and allspice. It is like a crisp fall day in a glass. You could also omit the ice and heat it up on the stove top to serve after a brisk game of touch football: so versatile!
The prefect pairing for turkey and trimmings!
The familiar ingredients may already be in your pantry in preparation for fall baking
This rum cocktail has a classic crispness and earthy allspice syrup perfect for fall.
(Makes one cocktail)
- 3 oz rum
- 2 oz apple cider
- ½ lemon
- 1 oz allspice maple syrup
- lemon slice and clove for garnish
To make syrup: Simmer 8 allspice berries in 2 cups maple syrup at a low heat for 7-10 minutes. Let cool and strain out allspice.
Put all ingredients in a shaker with ice and shake. Serve with a thin lemon slice pierced with a clove. Enjoy!
Harvest cocktail recipe
We've scouted the sweetest gifts for the foodies in your life from a charming bee keeper, a boutique cupcake shop, a wildly adventurous chocolatier, a Brooklyn whoopie pie confectioner, a fruit tree farm, and yours truly, Vecco! Win bragging rights as the best gift giver of the year with our 8 picks under $70. And… consider treating yourself too! Imagine tupelo honey with a lovely cheese platter, piping hot cupcakes from your oven, or biting into a delectable truffle dusted with Indian curry and coconut. Give the gift of a memorable experience from crafting to cooking to plain indulging.
Meyer Lemon Tree $69.95 via Williams-Sonoma
Bet you didn't know there are over a 100 recipes that celebrate this sweet and fragrant lemon from sweet to savory! What's more to love than a beautiful touch of greenery and endless supply of lemons?
Cupcake Mixes - Red Velvet, Dark Chocolate, Pumpkin Spice, Chocolate Peppermint, etc. $14.00 via Sprinkles
Shh…a best kept secret. Go ahead and let your loved ones take credit for their "secret" cupcake recipe.
Peace of Cake Welcome Rug Kit $49.99 via Vecco
A playful floor covering for the sweet tooth in your life. A perfect kit for the kids and adults in your life.
Tupelo Honey $26.50 via Savannah Bee
A must-have for glazes, sauces, and dressings galore. Try reducing balsamic vinegar with a spoonful of tupelo honey for a salad dressing so divine!
Exotic Chocolate Truffle Mix $26.00 via Vosges
Chocolate gives you sensations of falling in love or going on holiday! Experience both with this tantalizing medley.
Pumpkin, Chocolate Whoopie Pies $30 via One Girl Cookies
One bite of this cream cheese frosted treat will have you hollering for more. This cross between cookie and cake ain't no Fig Newton.
Cherry Cupcakes Apron, $32 via Jessie Steele
This apron is well on its way to becoming a classic. The perfect way to keep your party duds neat and pretty.
9" Pink Milk Antique Cake Stand, $55 via Sweet and Saucy Supply
Take your desserts to new heights! Pair this sweet cake stand with a cute cupcake mix for a great gift!
8 Sweet Gifts for the Holidays!
Once reserved for, well, more reserved dinnerware, Thanksgiving is taking on a new tone these days. I love the idea of a bright and modern feel for this most celebrated meal of the year. Animal and nature themes seen on glasses, plates, and serveware have yet to die down in the design world and it’s no wonder: With such personality in each piece, you’re sure to start at least a few conversations with your guests. How do you set the table for Thanksgiving?
1. Plates by Rob Ryan
2. Enamel Serveware
3. Qingke Wood Runner
4. Kukuuna Napkins
5. Squirrel Nutcracker
6. Charlie Harper glasses
7. First and Forest Shaker Set
Thanksgiving Dining: Modern Nature