OK, it's been a few weeks since I have posted a Friday cocktail but I felt inspired today and found something interesting that I actually wanted to share with you. So, it looks like I am going to be the master mixologist at my Mom'sThanksgiving Dinner Party this year. Yeah! Something new to do other then making the candied yams. Hope you enjoy.
If you are like me then you are thinking about what the decor will be for your Thanksgiving Table this year...I mean come on you already know what you're serving for dinner so why not focus on the decorations. So when I was browsing around for ideas...I definitely wasn't at all surprised to see that Anders Ruff has nailed this occasion so perfectly with their 'Happy Gobble Day” Thanksgiving printable collection. It is SO much fun and geared towards helping to make your children’s Thanksgiving more entertaining, special and festive! We LOVE it!!
I can hardly believe that it's already November 2nd...Thanksgiving is just around the corner! I love Thanksgiving but this year I want to be prepared for those last minute guests which means I don't want to be scrambling through every room looking for seating options. Ugh! So, I sought out to find some extra seating options and with these stylish option there is no need to relegate your guests to a rickety seating situation. I definitely plan to step up my game with one of these upscale options.
I woke up this morning to the rain which is pretty rare in LA so I threw on my Hunter rain boots, ran out the door to grab a chai tea and now I am back and all settled in...I feel like cooking!! There is something about the rain that just makes you want to get all snuggly next to the fireplace with a big bowl of some kind of yummy, comfort food.
My husband is out of town and since I have twisted my friend's arm to come over for dinner and brave the 405 during rush hour traffic I feel inclined to make something delicious for her and I think this ravioli with sauteed butternut squash is the perfect fall dish. Oh my yummy!!!
I have always been a fan of plain white dishes; I believe your serveware should be like your wardrobe - start with your basics than add the elements you want to dress up your table for the season(s) - clear or white dinnerware are anything but boring when in the presence of autumn elegance. Leaves, gourds, and miniature pumpkins create a pretty fall tablescape - perfect for that big harvest party or dinner with friends.
I am always looking for new ideas for parties and with the upcoming Memorial Day weekend celebrations just around the corner I have been combing the internet looking for fun, unique ideas to share with you...I am excited to report that I think you will love some of the ideas I found on Her Royal Heinous, Queen Bee by Alm Chandler and Emily from Magnolia Creative. So adorable and very patriotic!!
Colorful tin buckets can double and triple as place settings, place card holders and party favors. So easy to make something so simple look so festive just by adding some colorful ribbon, tags and American Flags.
I love that they kept the food traditional....hotdogs, potato chips, cookies, cupcakes and a Cherry Pie! Salute...so American!!! How cute and festive are these hot dogs wrapped in colorful bands and tied with twine...every detail was so well thought out.
Thanks for the great Memorial Day inspiration!!! If you are not having a Memorial Day party...keep this party in mind for the 4th of July or other patriotic events.
All Patriotic Party Printables are available at the Magnolia Creative Co!
If you are looking for a little extra something to make a big impression and add a little something something to your cupcakes...check these great fondant toppers. They are very decadent especially when mounted on a scrumptious swirl of frosting. If you opt to make your own treats for your next kidde bash, baby shower or bridal shower whatever the occasion these are great way to keep party costs down and add a personal touch to the affair, wow your guests by icing your little cakes with edible cupcake and cookie cover embellishments. These designs by Etsy seller Cookie Covers, range in cost from $11 to $12 for a dozen, so you can fake fantastic fondant skills for less than a dollar a pop.