- 3 years ago
- Wedding: September 2016
Okay fellow bees, I need your help!!
I’m in Canada so Thanksgiving is right around the corner (this coming weekend to be exact) and it’s usually hosted by my in-laws. However, this year they have a wedding to go to in another province and will be back the day before we’re having our Thanksgiving dinner, so it is up to me to buy all of the ingredients and host the entire thing. Though I know my MIL will be there (the dinner will be at their house), I would LOVE to do as much as I can so she can sit and relax with a glass of wine and do as little as possible!
I’ve never cooked a Thanksgiving dinner and already made it clear that I will not be cooking the turkey because I don’t want to ruin Thanksgiving LOL but I’ll be making everything else.
I thought it would be amazing if you all shared your must-haves for Thanksgiving (or fall in general) in terms of recipes and decor to help me out! It’s just going to be my in-laws, my hubby and I, and my brother-in-law with his girlfriend so I’m not looking for something over the top but still want to make it special.
These are the things I’m looking for:
- Appetizers (this is the one I’m having the most difficulty with as I’m trying to stay away from buying frozen appetizers!)
- Cranberry sauce from scratch
- Any other recipes that are a hit with your family!
- Easy DIY Thanksgiving/fall decor for the dinner table (I tend to go overboard and spend way too much money during the holiday season so I’m trying to be good hehe)
- Any activities you do on Thanksgiving
These are some decor ideas I was thinking of and would love some feedback…
I want to make a little treat baggy and put one on each plate.
I also wanted to make these super easy utensil holders.
As for decor itself, I was thinking cranberries in a small vase with a floating candle on top and maybe some cinnamon sticks in a narrow vase, along with some pumpkins and fake leaves scattered around the table.
BONUS: I was looking for some fun activities as well. For example, the utensil holders are meant for each person to write what they’re thankful for on them. I’m not sure that there are things you could do with 6 adults without feeling silly, but would loooove to hear ideas.
Please let me know what you think and share your own ideas. You’ll make my day!
PS don’t be afraid to tell me I’m going overboard, I tend to do that and need someone to stop me LOL!