A Table to be Thankful for
Lucid Interior Design
Pottery Barn Entertaining for Thanksgiving
Tips for the Perfect Thanksgiving Dinner
As we get ready to fill our homes with friends and family for the big meal here are a few things to remember as you plan your thanksgiving soiree:
Take inventory of your plates/stemware 1 week before
Measure your dining table to see what size of table runner and placemats you need.
Bring your house to life with the seasonal touches like gourds, pumpkins and /or candles to evoke fall
Set the table the NIGHT before and free up that time to catch your breath and freshen up for your party. Nobody likes a stressed out hostess.
The night before thanksgiving pull out of your platters and serving ware and put a post it note on each as to what dish will be used for what. That way you will realize “oh, I forgot a gravy boat” let me get out the step stool and find that before you have a house full of guests and dinner is on the table!
Pull out a few extra dessert dishes or cake stands as well as a few vases -- guests will often bring a dessert or flowers and you want to be ready to display them and not be fumbling around in search of a cake pedestal.
Incorporate tradition, a recipe from your mom, grandma’s stuffing/dressing, a signature cocktail etc… as it makes it fun to invoke tradition
Choose some great music and have it on in time for the first guest to arrive.
Take a breath, welcome your guests and enjoy your party. Give thanks.