Thoughtful Thanksgiving

Thoughtful Thanksgiving

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Theme: Autumn colors and fruits of harvest welcome family and friends for a grateful gathering.

Centerpiece: A black coffee press filled with coffee beans and tall cattails is a reminder of nature’s bounty.

Place Setting: Use pinking-sheared brown corduroy fabric for a tablecloth, squash yellow tableware, and napkins tied with leather shoelaces.  The place cards are tiny Hallmark® booklets titled for each family member (Mom, Dad, etc).

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Decorative Detail: The table becomes the epitome of plenty when scattered with oranges, kumquats, mini squash, pumpkins, and pinecones.  A gold frame hangs behind the buffet, which is draped with a faux silk remnant.  A wooden chest holds wine bottles; a coffee press overflows with fiery-hued autumn leaves.

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Dessert Buffet: Mini Pumpkin Spice Cakes, Sweet Potato Pie, and Pecan Caramel Cheesecake.  Beautiful bonbons are simply small scoops of ice cream dunked in melted chocolate chips.



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Drink: To make heartwarming wassail, blend two cups of light rum, 1/2 cup of dark rum, five 25-ounce bottles of sparkling apple cider, and one carton of mango juice.  Clothespin a silk leaf to each goblet stem.

Garden Brunch

Garden Brunch

Haunted Harvest

Haunted Harvest