T-minus three days until the biggest feast of the year. There's a chill in the autumn air--Thanksgiving is almost here. Time to clean, to cook, to prep, to set, and decorate. Whether you're hosting a fancy adult-only affair or a casual party with kids, babies, and families, we have lots of last-second ideas that will make it appear like you've been preparing for months.
Load Up the Flowers
One thing that instantly transforms a table? A full vase of flowers. Robust blooms in fall colors create a beautiful harvest scene. Don't want to spend a fortune? Go to you local Trader Joe's and load up on sunflowers, mums, and other seasonal and affordable staples. Arrange in terracotta planters to bring a touch of the outdoors, indoors.
Use Lots of Candles
Create a simply chic table with minimal effort using a simple brown-paper tablecloth. Place faux greenery along a line in the center of the table and then place lots of white candles of varying sizes along that path. If you are someone who is artistically talented and DIY-minded, you can draw place settings with names at each spot of the table. (via LemonThistle.com)
Cookbook for Moms Who Ski and Ride
Winter is here and it's time for outdoor adventures. Skiing, hiking and sledding can make a family hungry. This winter, there's an awesome solution for moms a new cookbook for moms who ski and ride. The Ski Moms Cookbook is a digital cookbook with 36 recipes that are easy to ...read more
How to Make an Easy Paper Plate Snowman
If you live on the East Coast, it's likely you've seen some snow already, same for our friends out in the Rockies. There's something magical about a snow day and the playing outside in a winter wonderland. This craft is inspired by the simply joy of making a snowman. Whether you ...read more
Skip the Crowds and Take Your Family Skiing in Waterville Valley
After a sizable snow storm over Martin Luther King weekend, there were plenty of lift lines and skiers heading to Vermont. Amazingly, most of them drove right past an awesome resort. I'm encouraging families to skip the crowds on the next winter holiday and take a family ski trip ...read more
Put Out All the Pumpkins
Save those Halloween decorations! Load up your center with lots of little pumpkins and gourds. A white and orange theme will tie the table together, and a few big real (or faux) leaves will create an almost effortless harvest vibe. (via Bright on the Day)
Keep it Colorful for the Kiddos
Bright colors, activity placemats, DIY crafts, other fun turkey touches, and, when in all else fails goodies!, make for a successful (and engaging) kids' table. (via Pizzazzerie)
And don't forget your Thanksgiving gratitude free printables
MORE THANKSGIVING IDEAS FROM MOMTRENDS
- Three Thanksgiving Wines to Bring
- Teaching kids gratitude
- A Thanksgiving snack the kids will gobble up
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