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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
This Thanksgiving tablescape is the perfect balance between rustic and glamour.
Source: Rip & Tan
Colorful pumpkins, gourds, and branches make up a simple yet chic centerpiece.
Source: Jenny Steffens Hobick
Don’t be afraid to think outside the box with your tablescape and get artsy with it.
Source: Harlow and Grey
Wildflowers, candles, and a wood table make this tablescape look like it came straight from the forest.
Source: Apartment 34
For an elegant look, muted green and neutrals are a beautiful option for the holiday.
Source: Home Stories A to Z
Touches of gold are a great way to add a bit of glamour to your Thanksgiving table.
Keeping everything neutral and muted except for a few orange pumpkins made them stand out and look extra chic.
Source: Gal Meets Glam
Denim is an unexpected but fitting textile to use for a casual, stylish look.
By keeping the place settings white, the centerpiece instantly draws your attention.
Source: Anderson and Grant
This tablescape fully embraces the sparkle and glamour of gold.
Source: Design Improvised
Which one is your favorite?
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
These no-bake chocolate acorns are easy to make and even easier to eat.
You can feel less guilty about indulging in pumpkin pie with these small bite-sized versions.
Tutorial: Sugar Apron
How adorable are these Oreo cookie balls decorated like turkeys?
Tutorial: Snack Works
Here is another adorable acorn-shaped treat, this time made with Oreos!
Tutorial: The First Year
Your kids will love these teepee dirt cups that mix several tasty treats.
Tutorial: I Can Teach My Child
It looks like pumpkin pie, but it’s actually a giant Rice Krispie treat.
Tutorial: Just a Taste
These pumpkin dinner rolls are sure to be a hit at Thanksgiving.
Tutorial: Carlsbad Cravings
Bring a whimsical touch to the holiday with these Oreo pumpkin pops.
Tutorial: Suburban Simplicity
Rice Krispie treats take on the form of turkey legs for a sweet twist on the Thanksgiving staple.
Tutorial: The Bearfoot Baker
These little almond cookie Turkeys are almost too cute to eat! (Almost.)
Tutorial: The Happier Homemaker
Which ones are you going to try?
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
The perfect start to a night filled with ghouls and skeletons: graveyard chicken enchilada dip.
You won’t want to stop eating these cheesy bones with a delicious dip.
Your guests won’t be able to keep their fingers off this delicious cauldron dip.
Tutorial: Woman’s Day
You’ll have your guests cracking up over (and enjoy the deliciousness of) this jack-o-lantern chips and dip.
Is that a pumpkin? Nope, even better: it’s a Halloween onion ranch cheese ball!
Tutorial: Sandy Toes & Popsicles
How adorable are these wonton bats?
Tutorial: For Women First
Your guests will be excited to dive into this amazing Halloween snack platter.
Tutorial: Foxes Love Lemons
Meatball mummy crescent rolls are easy to make and even easier to devour.
Sushi lovers, here’s a fun way to indulge in your craving on Halloween: monster sushi.
Ready to ‘nom nom nom’ on some monster sliders?
Tutorial: Courtney’s Sweets
So many delicious (and adorable) 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
The only thing scary about this delicious grim reaper cupcake is how fast it will be gone once you take a bite.
Tutorial: Mom Foodie
You’ll want to dive right into these cupcakes just like the Wicked Witch has.
Tutorial: Your Cup of Cake
Skeletons have never been more adorable than the ones on these cupcakes.
Tutorial: Woman’s Day
These Frankenstein cupcakes are as adorable as they are delicious.
Tutorial: Your Cup of Cake
How amazing are these little cauldron cupcakes? So much creativity!
Tutorial: A Pumpkin and a Princess
These zombie brain brownie bites are definitely “brain food.”
Tutorial: Sugar Hero!
Pretzel spider cupcakes will satisfy both your salt and sugar cravings.
Tutorial: The Novice Chef
Hopefully, these bat cupcakes won’t fly away before you have the chance to eat them.
Tutorial: Today’s Parent
There is nothing scary about these adorable scarecrow cupcakes.
Tutorial: Enza’s Bargains
Be sure to keep an eye on these sea monster cupcakes.
Tutorial: Reader’s Digest
Which ones will you try this year?