11.11.2011

Thanksgiving Plans & Printables

This year I’m hosting Thanksgiving dinner for a pretty good size group. 

A lot of my out of town family is coming to stay for a couple of weeks and I’m SO EXCITED to spend this Thanksgiving with them.  I truly couldn’t tell you the last holiday we spent together, so I AM beyond thrilled!

Typically, our Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners are fairly formal.  As in formal, I mean that all the adults are at one large table and the kid’s are at another table.  We set the tables all pretty with fancy plates and goblets and cute place-cards and cloth napkins and all. The food is set on the tables and we all sit down and enjoy a delicious dinner together.

My group this year will be too big for a formal sit-down dinner, so we will be going buffet style.  No glass plates or cloth napkins this year. Hope my company doesn’t mind.  On the plus side, clean up should be easier.  :)  I'll still set tables and place settings, but they're most likely going to be in my garage. (I'm trying to figure out how I'm going to cozy up a garage.)

So to pretty up our informal Thanksgiving Dinner, I created a Thanksgiving printable set and recently added it to my Etsy Shop.  For real, you can have a good lookin’ party with paper and I just LOVE.LOVE.LOVE. designing these things!

Beginning first with a custom invitation:
This one is available HERE in my shop.

and the custom menu card can be found HERE.

(For my family members: this is not our menu, it's a sample only ;)  You will not be getting a deep fried turkey. I've heard great things about them and have always wanted to try one, just have no way of frying one.)

The rest of the printables are sold as a Complete Package:
Which include party circles, favor bags, placecard/food labels and a page with large matching fall leaves, which you can use to decorate with.

Find my tutorial on working with party circles HERE.

I got those little plastic goblets at the Dollar Tree last Christmas for the kids table. (The kiddos think they’re so cool drinking from those cups.)  I’m hoping they still have them, because I plan on getting more.

This is the thank you favor bag. Place a yummy chocolate inside, or you can put some candy corn inside a small Ziploc bag, tie it with brown and orange curling ribbon, cut the top off the bag and place it inside.  Directions for assembling this piece are included, it’s super easy.  

You also get place-card / food labels. The ones in the package are blank.  Use a calligraphy or gold pen and write in your guests name.  Place at each table setting. For food labels, you can also cut the shape out and hang it from ribbon that is tied around glass jars. Fill the jars with festive candy, food, etc.  There are so many ways you can use these labels.

These are the pieces that are included in the Printable Package:

These printables don’t have to be for Thanksgiving only.  If you like this set or the custom invitation, they can be changed a little to accommodate another party (for a small fee.)

Again,

Now that I’ve got my printables all set, next up on on my list is to create some table centerpieces.  You’ll probably find me pinning ideas on pinterest (which is one of the coolest ways to organize your online inspiration.)

May you be a little inspired! Until next time,
DaNita

Linking to some of My Favorite Parties

7 comments:

  1. These are wonderful! I would love to use them one day if I am ever afforded the opportunity to host Thanksgiving (or any other holiday meal).

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  2. Very cute! There's a little typo on the menu, unless that's just a Dan Quayle joke ;-) (potato, not potatoe)

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  3. How great to have your family coming to join you! Love your printables...very modern and fun.

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  4. I have to ask...how does one deep fry a turkey?! I never knew there was any other way to cook them other than roast them in the oven?

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  5. I really don't know how you deep fry a turkey, BUT I've heard great things about them.
    DaNita

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  6. It sounds delicious, the whole menu does! Mmmmmmmmmmmmm :)

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