Thanksgiving Table 2018
Thanksgiving is definitely a contender for my favorite holiday of the year. There are so many family traditions that surround our Thanksgiving and it’s always so nostalgic. For as long as I can remember my Mom has hosted the holiday. My sisters and I have always been her sous chefs helping prep stuffing and mashed potatoes and last year it was fun to see our kids take on that role. I’m pretty sure my niece ate more bread than she tore and contributed to the stuffing but hey, what can you really expect from a 3 year old!
I really had no idea what I wanted to do for this year’s tablescape so when I walked into the Target clearance section and saw a gorgeous orange cake plate it all started to come together. I found the floral stems in the clearance section as well and loved the unexpected blueberries on them. I always try to include edible fruits or vegetables as a centerpiece because it’s an inexpensive (and edible) way to freshen up the scene.
This white dinnerware is what John and I received as a wedding gift and 7 years later I still love it. It’s so timeless and perfect for any occasion. If you’ve seen my tablescapes from holidays past you know I always use it. It’s dishwasher safe and holds up to everyday wear and tear.
This black stainless steel flatware is a new addition this year and I absolutely love it. I originally planned to use my gold flatware but didn’t love how it looked so when I saw this I knew it would be the perfect masculine touch. My husband has been asking for a set of flatware for the basement bar so I didn’t feel bad about purchasing something new. He loves it as well because it’s just manly enough to include in HIS basement!
I’ve also included a fun cocktail for you to try. It’s an apple spice rum punch and it’s absolutely delicious! It’s the perfect addition to Thanksgiving and gives all the fall feels!! Let me know what you think!
Apple Spice Rum Punch
1/2 gallon apple cider
1 cup spiced rum
1 cup orange juice
3 cinnamon sticks
1 orange thinly sliced
Combine all ingredients in a large pitcher and let sit in the refrigerator for at least an hour to let the flavors combine. Serve over ice with orange slices to garnish. ENJOY!
What do you think about this year’s tablescape? Is it something you could replicate with what you already have around the house and a trip to the produce section of your grocery store?