My brother, who lives in California and rarely comes to visit, decided to make a quick 24 hour trip home with his girlfriend this past weekend. My mom thought it would be fun if we did an early Thanksgiving family celebration together, since both my sister and I usually celebrate with our in-laws. We hosted the meal at our home, and Todd did most of the cooking (thank goodness, cooking a turkey intimidates me!) and I did the decorating. I did make my favorite cranberry pomegranate recipe though, SO good if you love cranberries! It was a lovely night filled with lots of family, fun & full bellies. I loved seeing Parker and my brother hang out together, they'd only met one time before. It was really sweet!
Here are some pictures of our Thanksgiving table & the kids table, too. I loved that the kids table was covered in butcher paper so they could color on it and it made clean up super simple! Happy early Thanksgiving from our family!
I found the idea to spray paint leaves and hand letter them on Pinterest. I didn't have the best marker for hand lettering, but I still like how they turned out.
HOW TO SAVE WHILE DECORATING
I'm all about finding ways to keep things inexpensive when decorating. The eucalyptus is from Trader Joes for $2.99 a bundle, and the real mini pumpkins were only $.69! These fake pumpkins were from the Target dollar bins and the sage green one with the gold stem was also in their seasonal bins for $3. The wheat stems were freshly cut from our grasses in our landscaping. The burlap runner and tree stump platter were from other events I've hosted.
Our silver is a family heirloom from my husbands side. I always debate whether I should polish it, but I kind of love the tarnished finish that can read both silver & gold.
A simple way to create a more decorative look, put some ribbon around the silverware and napkin.
To shop any of the products featured in our table, click on the images below!
THE KIDS TABLE
I really wanted to make the kids table a place where it could get messy, and where they could have fun - so I put butcher paper on the table that they could draw on (or spill on) and it wouldn't matter because I'd just throw it away at the end of the night.
I hand lettered mini white pumpkins and put these little turkeys on top for fun. They were from a craft kit at Michael's. Super quick and easy!
I had to do something fun with Parker's high chair in case he didn't do well sitting at the kids table - so I decorated it like a little turkey! I rough cut construction paper and taped it to the back. So simple!
Hi, welcome to my blog! I started my blog as a way to channel my creativity and document our life happenings. From the pretty, styled shots to the real, raw experiences, too, like our journey to start our family. I love to share about my faith, my personal style for interior decorating, holidays and entertaining & for our little guys. too. Thanks so much for stopping by and for your support. XO, Lindsay