Wonderful Thanksgiving Ideas

Some Thanksgiving Holiday ideas to inspire your celebration.

Giving Thanks Place Mats – I like this.

An easy activity and a gentle reminder to be thankful for everyone and everything at your feast.

Paper mats and greenery- keep it simple.

Country Living

Elevate Details with Holiday Style

“Remember that a person’s name is to that person the sweetest and most important sound in any language,” once said Dale Carnegie. 

Personalized place settings let your guests know how much thought you put into the place setting – and their presence. 

They will feel special from the moment they sit down.

To add some holiday glitz, opt for golden or glittered fruit forms with a handwritten place card for a special touch.

Event Design: Makini Regal Designs

Use old family photos to help guests find their seats—and to inspire “remember when” banter.

What a great idea!

Long rustic table decorated with thanksgiving “trees” found on South Shore Decorating Blog

Lovely sparkling gold and silver table setting by Just Destiny

Quick & Easy Pumpkin Apple Spice Pancakes for Thanksgiving

These are super easy to make using a muffin mix as the base – the Pumpkin Spice Supreme Muffin Mix by Krusteaz.

In addition to the box of muffin mix, you’ll need: 

  • 1.5 cups water
  • 1 egg
  • 2 Tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 medium apple

Complete recipe here:

Copper Tablescape by Joanne Fabric and Craft

Gorgeous & Rustic Outdoor Thanksgiving Dinner

Autumn Apple Sangria {with Cinnamon & Apple Cider}

This tasty Autumn Apple Sangria recipe calls for both chopped apples and apple cider.


Servings: 12-15

– 5 cinnamon sticks
– 4 apples, chopped (4 medium or 5 small)
– 2 oranges, sliced into thin rounds
– 2 bottles 14 Hands Hot to Trot Red Blend
– 3-1/2 cups apple cider
– 1 cup brandy
– 1/2 cup orange juice
– 1/4 cup superfine sugar
– juice from 1 lemon
– 2 cups club soda or ginger ale

Optional extras:– cinnamon-sugar, for rimming glasses
– tall cinnamon sticks for garnish


In a large pitcher or bowl, combine the wine, apple cider, brandy, orange juice, lemon juice and sugar. Stir until the sugar dissolves. Mix in the chopped apples, orange slices, and cinnamon sticks.

Refrigerate for 4-6 hours, or up to overnight. Add club soda (or ginger ale) just before serving.

For added flair, rim glasses with cinnamon sugar and garnish with a tall cinnamon stick.

Modern Glam Holiday Table

by Vanessa Van Wieren from Alchemy Fine Events & Invitations

Hand-painted Eggplants reading Thankful, Grateful, and Blessed 

Pomegranate Cocktail + stunning Gold Goblets

Twisted metal “place cards” – love this!

by Casa de Perrin

Painted pumpkins.

Gilded Harvest 

The gold shine on these miniature pumpkins is so dazzling, guests won’t have any difficulty finding their seats.


Rosemary Wreath place card

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