Today I am giving thanks…to YOU that is! I am so excited to share these photos of our latest Thanksgiving collection with you today. Fabulous photographer, Jessica Downey beautifully captured all of the details of our setup. As a little gesture of gratitude to the most amazing, supportive, loyal readers….I’m sharing the entire printable collection as a FREE download! If you are hosting Thanksgiving dinner this year, I hope these designs will help dress up your home for the occasion and if you aren’t hosting but need cute tags or ideas for hostess gifts, I hope you will find some inspiration as well. So, check out all of the details we came up with and then find the instructions for downloading at the end of this post! Enjoy…
For the Give Thanks banner, I printed and attached to thin, brown satin ribbon using our mini clothespins and added big satin bows on the ends. It’s much less time consuming that weaving the ribbon through each letter panel and who are we kidding? If you’re hosting Thanksgiving, you probably aren’t going to have an abundance of time.
Create simple place settings using mostly things you already have. I used my Emma dinnerware, a woven round placemat from my stockpile, the rarely-used silverware set that my mom passed down and my everyday wine glasses. To add a Fall touch, I folded a brown satin napkin like a bow, tied with burlap ribbon and then embellished it with a flower hair clip ($1.80 for 2!). The printable place card continues the dinner theme and creates a focal point right on the plate. I made a simple arrangement of white roses and put them in a fabulous bark-covered pot I found at HomeGoods and tied with jute twine.
Included in the printable set is this 5″x7″ Happy Thanksgiving sign. I displayed it on the dessert table after embellishing the frame with more of those cute little flower clips.
I assigned Molly the task of playing with coffee filters yet again and asked her to attempt poms. While the poms ended up being a bit small to hang from the ceiling, they were perfect for a garland for the front of the dessert display.
As always, our focus was on desserts we used our favorite white milk glass cake stands to display them. We made cookies, cake, mini pies, cake pops, caramel apples and had macarons shipped in from our favorite mac vendor, Crazy About Macarons.
We had to include at least one cupcake photo (read more here), so we decorated this cupcake with a topper using one of the printable designs. Wondering what these cute little white coconut balls are? They are so delicious and you can pick them up at the store! No one will ever know that you didn’t make them yourself (wink!).
After all that sugar, we needed a beverage. We styled an apple cider tray using a basic glass pitcher tied with satin ribbon, recycled frappucino bottles wrapped in jute twine and finished with brown striped straws. The fabulous tray is another one of my lovely HomeGoods finds.
I wanted to showcase our new white scalloped favor boxes, so we topped them with our printable favor tags and craft flowers from Hobby Lobby.
If you aren’t hosting Thanksgiving, but want to bring a hostess gift, be sure to wrap it pretty! Presentation is everything. You can find basic boxes at the craft store and tie with satin ribbon. Finish off with one of our printable tags. My favorite hostess gift? Candles. This Warm Apple Crisp candle is my favorite scent right now!
If you are hosting, be sure to stock up on our new takeout boxes so that you can send your guests home with leftovers (one of the best parts about Thanksgiving, right?). I dressed up the box with our new paper ribbon in brown stripe and topped with a “Thanksgiving Leftovers” tag from the printable collection.
Don’t forget, Thanksgiving is the perfect time to show your appreciation to other people who that make a difference in your life. Thank teachers, friends and neighbors with baked goods or small gifts and use our “I am very thankful for you” labels for the perfect touch!
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