Thanksgiving is certainly one of those holidays that can come with a lot of stress-inducing planning. Especially if you are hosting Thanksgiving dinner! Thanksgiving is a family-oriented occasion, and often everyone wants to be together and in the same place for the day. But that also means that…everyone is in the same place at the same time! Daunting we know, but today we’re sharing some of our favorite ways to prepare your home and table for the holiday. This is all about the little things you can do to give your guests the best experience possible, not including all of your fabulous seasonal home decor that they will be ogling over.
One of the major undertakings in hosting Thanksgiving dinner is setting the table. This comes as no surprise, but we love creating a stunning table setting that acts as a first impression when your guests start arriving. It can really set the mood for the evening. If you’re already going to be pulling out your nice china for the night, why not go all out! Start by creating Thanksgiving menus that to lay on each place setting to build some anticipation for the feast. We have gorgeous editable designs in navy or cream, depending on your holiday color scheme. If you’re serving Thanksgiving dinner buffet style, you can set out pretty holiday food tags with the names of each dish, including food allergy flags for anyone with dietary restrictions. The great thing about those food tags is that you can also use the same template to create matching name cards for each place setting. Continuing with the same design scheme, round out your table setting with printable labels for your wine bottles and water jugs.
Big Thanksgiving dinner celebrations tend to have a kid’s table for the little ones, and we’ve got you covered for making a fun and inviting table setting. Our kid’s table set up comes with its own menus, name cards, straw flags and even little cards that kids can use to write down what they are thankful for. Making a thankful box is a similar activity that you can do with your guests on Thanksgiving day. A thankful box can be used in lots of different ways, but we love the idea of having each guest write something they are thankful for when they arrive. Stick them all into the box and then share them after you finish with dinner! Some other little touches that can take your Thanksgiving dinner table over the top are our fall tea towels, felt ball trivets, giving thanks serving tray or Thanksgiving candle wraps with coordinating matchbox labels.
After enjoying your huge, delicious Thanksgiving dinner, leftovers are usually inevitable. Not that we’re complaining! If you want to send some of your guests home with leftovers, you can surprise them by adding editable leftover labels. Type in your specific dishes, or just write your favorite holiday messages. Our pie slice to-go boxes are also perfect for spreading some pumpkin pie goodness. To organize the leftovers in your fridge, you can find our playful vinyl tupperware labels in this post. And once the last pie slice is packed and the final guest backs out of the driveway, you can finally relax!
To see all of our Thanksgiving solutions, ideas and projects, head over to our Thanksgiving section. If it’s just now hitting you that Christmas is around the corner, be sure to look over our Ultimate DIY Gift Guide for all the gift-giving inspiration you need. Learn how to join our crafting community, and follow us on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook for daily glimpses into life in our studio. Happy Thanksgiving! ~ Lia and the Team