Inspiration for a Chic and Elegant Thanksgiving Table

On Thanksgiving, the hub of the holiday is the table. It’s where everyone gathers to share a special meal and give thanks for each other and all of their blessings. While there are many places in your home you can add a festive flair to for Thanksgiving, the table is the most important spot to adorn.

By creating a beautiful Thanksgiving tablescape, you can enhance the experience for everyone. It doesn’t take a lot to make it special. Even just a simple, beautiful centerpiece can delight your guests and help get everyone into a festive mood.

Whether you want to go all out and make a glamorous setting or prefer something casual and subtle, here are some inspiring ideas for a Thanksgiving table that will delight your guests.

Thanksgiving Table Ideas

Inspiration for a Chic and Elegant Thanksgiving Table | MeganMorrisBlog.comThis Thanksgiving tablescape is the perfect balance between rustic and glamour.
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Inspiration for a Chic and Elegant Thanksgiving Table | MeganMorrisBlog.comColorful pumpkins, gourds, and branches make up a simple yet chic centerpiece.
Source: Jenny Steffens Hobick

Inspiration for a Chic and Elegant Thanksgiving Table | MeganMorrisBlog.comDon’t be afraid to think outside the box with your tablescape and get artsy with it.
Source: Harlow and Grey

Inspiration for a Chic and Elegant Thanksgiving Table | MeganMorrisBlog.comWildflowers, candles, and a wood table make this tablescape look like it came straight from the forest.
Source: Apartment 34

Inspiration for a Chic and Elegant Thanksgiving Table | MeganMorrisBlog.comFor an elegant look, muted green and neutrals are a beautiful option for the holiday.
Source: Home Stories A to Z

Inspiration for a Chic and Elegant Thanksgiving Table | MeganMorrisBlog.comTouches of gold are a great way to add a bit of glamour to your Thanksgiving table.
Source: HGTV

Inspiration for a Chic and Elegant Thanksgiving Table | MeganMorrisBlog.comKeeping everything neutral and muted except for a few orange pumpkins made them stand out and look extra chic.
Source: Gal Meets Glam

Inspiration for a Chic and Elegant Thanksgiving Table | MeganMorrisBlog.comDenim is an unexpected but fitting textile to use for a casual, stylish look.
Source: Domino

Inspiration for a Chic and Elegant Thanksgiving Table | MeganMorrisBlog.comBy keeping the place settings white, the centerpiece instantly draws your attention.
Source: Anderson and Grant

Inspiration for a Chic and Elegant Thanksgiving Table | MeganMorrisBlog.comThis tablescape fully embraces the sparkle and glamour of gold.
Source: Design Improvised

Which one is your favorite?

Warm regards,
Megan

10 Fun and Creative Ideas for DIY Thanksgiving Treats

Thanksgiving is a holiday all about family, friends, and expressing your gratitude over the blessings in your life. While love and gratitude are the most important parts of the special day, the food plays a large role, too. We all know what the staples are, but if you want to spice things up and add a little creativity to the day, a great way to do that is with some fun DIY treats.

My family and I love getting creative with food. There are so many ways to bring the spirit of the holiday alive and make the experience extra fun.

Your guests are sure to be delighted by the following Thanksgiving treat recipes that include both sweet and savory ideas for appetizers and desserts. They’re all cute to look at, easy to make, and delicious to eat.

DIY Thanksgiving Treats

10 Fun and Creative Ideas for DIY Thanksgiving Treats | MeganMorrisBlog.comThese no-bake chocolate acorns are easy to make and even easier to eat.
Tutorial: Bellyfull

10 Fun and Creative Ideas for DIY Thanksgiving Treats | MeganMorrisBlog.comYou can feel less guilty about indulging in pumpkin pie with these small bite-sized versions.
Tutorial: Sugar Apron

10 Fun and Creative Ideas for DIY Thanksgiving Treats | MeganMorrisBlog.comHow adorable are these Oreo cookie balls decorated like turkeys?
Tutorial: Snack Works

10 Fun and Creative Ideas for DIY Thanksgiving Treats | MeganMorrisBlog.comHere is another adorable acorn-shaped treat, this time made with Oreos!
Tutorial: The First Year

10 Fun and Creative Ideas for DIY Thanksgiving Treats | MeganMorrisBlog.comYour kids will love these teepee dirt cups that mix several tasty treats.
Tutorial: I Can Teach My Child

10 Fun and Creative Ideas for DIY Thanksgiving Treats | MeganMorrisBlog.comIt looks like pumpkin pie, but it’s actually a giant Rice Krispie treat.
Tutorial: Just a Taste

10 Fun and Creative Ideas for DIY Thanksgiving Treats | MeganMorrisBlog.comThese pumpkin dinner rolls are sure to be a hit at Thanksgiving.
Tutorial: Carlsbad Cravings

10 Fun and Creative Ideas for DIY Thanksgiving Treats | MeganMorrisBlog.comBring a whimsical touch to the holiday with these Oreo pumpkin pops.
Tutorial: Suburban Simplicity

10 Fun and Creative Ideas for DIY Thanksgiving Treats | MeganMorrisBlog.comRice Krispie treats take on the form of turkey legs for a sweet twist on the Thanksgiving staple.
Tutorial: The Bearfoot Baker

10 Fun and Creative Ideas for DIY Thanksgiving Treats | MeganMorrisBlog.comThese little almond cookie Turkeys are almost too cute to eat! (Almost.)
Tutorial: The Happier Homemaker

Which ones are you going to try?

Warm regards,
Megan

10 Halloween Appetizers to Give Your Party a Spooky Start

As I’ve mentioned many times on this blog, Halloween is one of my favorite holidays. There are so many fun ways to get creative and use your imagination. One of my favorite ways to do that is with food. I’ve already put together several lists of my favorite Halloween treats and desserts that you can make. However, if you’re planning to throw a Halloween party, then you’ll definitely want to check out today’s round-up of Halloween appetizer ideas.

There is no better way to get your party off to a great start than with a delicious appetizer. Instead of just putting some chips and dip on a platter, go the extra mile and give it a festive treatment. There are some very easy, delicious, and creative ideas that are sure to delight your guests from the get-go.

Here are 10 of the best Halloween appetizer ideas on the internet.

Halloween Appetizer Ideas

10 Halloween Appetizers to Give Your Party a Spooky Start | HomeandEventStyling.comThe perfect start to a night filled with ghouls and skeletons: graveyard chicken enchilada dip.
Tutorial: Delish

10 Halloween Appetizers to Give Your Party a Spooky Start | HomeandEventStyling.comYou won’t want to stop eating these cheesy bones with a delicious dip.
Tutorial: Kraft

10 Halloween Appetizers to Give Your Party a Spooky Start | HomeandEventStyling.comYour guests won’t be able to keep their fingers off this delicious cauldron dip.
Tutorial: Woman’s Day

10 Halloween Appetizers to Give Your Party a Spooky Start | HomeandEventStyling.comYou’ll have your guests cracking up over (and enjoy the deliciousness of) this jack-o-lantern chips and dip.
Tutorial: Tasty

10 Halloween Appetizers to Give Your Party a Spooky Start | HomeandEventStyling.comIs that a pumpkin? Nope, even better: it’s a Halloween onion ranch cheese ball!
Tutorial: Sandy Toes & Popsicles

10 Halloween Appetizers to Give Your Party a Spooky Start | HomeandEventStyling.comHow adorable are these wonton bats?
Tutorial: For Women First

10 Halloween Appetizers to Give Your Party a Spooky Start | HomeandEventStyling.comYour guests will be excited to dive into this amazing Halloween snack platter.
Tutorial: Foxes Love Lemons

10 Halloween Appetizers to Give Your Party a Spooky Start | HomeandEventStyling.comMeatball mummy crescent rolls are easy to make and even easier to devour.
Tutorial: Pillsbury

10 Halloween Appetizers to Give Your Party a Spooky Start | HomeandEventStyling.comSushi lovers, here’s a fun way to indulge in your craving on Halloween: monster sushi.
Tutorial: Brit.co

10 Halloween Appetizers to Give Your Party a Spooky Start | HomeandEventStyling.comReady to ‘nom nom nom’ on some monster sliders?
Tutorial: Courtney’s Sweets

So many delicious (and adorable) ideas!

Warm regards,
Megan

10 Wickedly Good Halloween Cupcake Ideas

One of the best parts of any holiday is the delicious treats that you get an excuse to eat. Halloween is no different. Personally, cupcakes are a staple for every holiday because not only are they delicious, but they are a lot of fun to customize, too. It’s easy to get creative with them and do some really fun, out-of-the-box designs to make them even more fun to eat.

For Halloween, it’s all about giving them a spooky twist. There is no shortage of inspiration for designs and flavors. Though the characters portrayed on them may be scary in other places, on cupcakes they somehow become adorable and delightful. Everything is cuter on a cupcake! These small desserts are the perfect place to stretch your imagination and come up with something unique.

Here are 10 great DIY Halloween cupcake ideas that will have you getting into the spirit of the season.

DIY Halloween Cupcakes

10 Wickedly Good Halloween Cupcake Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comThe only thing scary about this delicious grim reaper cupcake is how fast it will be gone once you take a bite.
Tutorial: Mom Foodie

10 Wickedly Good Halloween Cupcake Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comYou’ll want to dive right into these cupcakes just like the Wicked Witch has.
Tutorial: Your Cup of Cake

Home Tour: Jesse Tyler Ferguson's Charming 1928 Spanish Colonial | HomeandEventStyling.comSkeletons have never been more adorable than the ones on these cupcakes.
Tutorial: Woman’s Day

10 Wickedly Good Halloween Cupcake Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comThese Frankenstein cupcakes are as adorable as they are delicious.
Tutorial: Your Cup of Cake

10 Wickedly Good Halloween Cupcake Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comHow amazing are these little cauldron cupcakes? So much creativity!
Tutorial: A Pumpkin and a Princess

10 Wickedly Good Halloween Cupcake Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comThese zombie brain brownie bites are definitely “brain food.”
Tutorial: Sugar Hero!

10 Wickedly Good Halloween Cupcake Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comPretzel spider cupcakes will satisfy both your salt and sugar cravings.
Tutorial: The Novice Chef

10 Wickedly Good Halloween Cupcake Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comHopefully, these bat cupcakes won’t fly away before you have the chance to eat them.
Tutorial: Today’s Parent

10 Wickedly Good Halloween Cupcake Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comThere is nothing scary about these adorable scarecrow cupcakes.
Tutorial: Enza’s Bargains

10 Wickedly Good Halloween Cupcake Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comBe sure to keep an eye on these sea monster cupcakes.
Tutorial: Reader’s Digest

Which ones will you try this year?

Warm regards,
Megan

How to Shake Up Your Halloween Decor with Cheerful Colors

Want to give your Halloween decor or party a little twist? How about a cheerful, colorful Halloween? It might seem counterintuitive given what the holiday is known for but that’s what makes the concept so interesting. Embracing a color palette and theme that contrasts with the traditional Halloween vibe are what makes it such a bold, compelling choice.

You can still keep the spooky elements that are associated with Halloween (skulls, jack-o-lanterns, spiders, ghosts, witches, etc). Then, pair them with a colorful theme and some contrasting elements like flowers. It’s a fun way to put a spin on Halloween that no one will expect, especially if you’re throwing a party.

Here are 10 cheerful and colorful Halloween decor ideas to inspire you.

Colorful Halloween Decor

How to Shake Up Your Halloween Decor with Cheerful Colors | HomeandEventStyling.comWho said you can’t use flowers during Halloween? They add a beautiful touch to the colorful pumpkins in this beverage spot.
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How to Shake Up Your Halloween Decor with Cheerful Colors | HomeandEventStyling.comColorful tassels and treats pop against the black and white tablecloth.
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How to Shake Up Your Halloween Decor with Cheerful Colors | HomeandEventStyling.comBaby blue isn’t a color you see associated with Halloween often but it looks adorable on these pumpkins.
Source: Pizzazzerie

How to Shake Up Your Halloween Decor with Cheerful Colors | HomeandEventStyling.comHow fun are all the bright colors on these pumpkins?
Source: Studio DIY

How to Shake Up Your Halloween Decor with Cheerful Colors | HomeandEventStyling.comThis delicious snack is full of bright, bold colors that will bring some fun to your Halloween party.
Source: Kid Friendly Things to Do

How to Shake Up Your Halloween Decor with Cheerful Colors | HomeandEventStyling.comWhat’s not to love about skeleton cupcakes blowing pink bubbles?
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How to Shake Up Your Halloween Decor with Cheerful Colors | HomeandEventStyling.comPurple and orange are used in a cheerful way against a white backdrop for this tablescape.
Source: Kara’s Party Ideas

How to Shake Up Your Halloween Decor with Cheerful Colors | HomeandEventStyling.comPink, peach, orange, and yellow pumpkins create a gorgeous ombre effect for this unorthodox fall centerpiece.
Source: Oh Happy Day

How to Shake Up Your Halloween Decor with Cheerful Colors | HomeandEventStyling.comPastels make spooky elements (like angry skulls) positively adorable.
Source: Amidst the Chaos

How to Shake Up Your Halloween Decor with Cheerful Colors | HomeandEventStyling.comThese pumpkin pops are cheerful, fun treats that are almost too cute to eat.
Source: Fall for DIY

What are your thoughts on cheerful Halloween decor?

Warm regards,
Megan