MAKE THANKSGIVING SPECIAL
Before you baste the turkey and start prepping your menu, make sure you leave some time to turn your home into the ultimate Thanksgiving venue.
We’ve rounded up our favourite ‘turkey day’ ideas to help you keep your guests entertained and the house looking its best. With such a seasonal spread, you’ll have everyone sending their thanks your way this year.
FOR THE TABLE
Getting your loved ones together for Thanksgiving calls for something extra special when it comes to setting the table. Give your turkey the entrance it deserves with our Personalised Thanksgiving Table Runner – the family will love it too.
To make everyone feel at home, set each place with a Personalised Leaf Decoration. Doubling up as a party favour, these decorations look great around the stem of a glass or tied around a folded napkin. To finish off the look, group together our Copper Leaves Tea Light Holders in clusters of two or three for a seasonal centrepiece.
FOR THE HOME
When it comes to decorating the home for Thanksgiving, use an autumnal colour palette of rich reds, coppers and yellows. We love the idea of using this Personalised Leaf Guest Book to encourage the family to show gratitude for their good fortune. Ask them to pick a leaf and write down what they’re thankful for, before slotting it in the frame. This is a great activity for the whole family and can be kept on display all year round.
A home never looks quite as welcoming than when it has a merry wreath at its door. For a rustic look, try our Oak Leaf Wreath in an array of rusty oranges, reds and green. Garlands are a quick and easy way to decorate any room. We love the idea of draping this Pine Cone Garland across the mantelpiece, or even wrapped around a staircase.
FOR THE GLASS
The delicious taste of winter in a bottle, our Orange, Cinnamon And Winter Spice Gin makes for a great Thanksgiving cocktail. The naturally infused flavours do all the hard work for you, and only require tonic to create a wonderfully warming drink.
To serve, mix one part gin and two parts tonic in a Kilner Drinks Dispenser and garnish with dried orange slices and star anise – guests can serve themselves, leaving your hands free for your own glass. We love the idea of adding a cinnamon stick or Personalised Drinks Stirrer to each glass to make the day a truly seasonal affair.
FOR DISHING UP
Thanksgiving might be all about the turkey dinner, but make sure everyone leaves space for an autumn inspired sweet treat. After preparing the majority of the meal, why not leave the dessert up to Blackberry Cottage; their Cake Selection Box will have everyone coming back for seconds.
To decorate the scrumptious array of foods ready to be gobbled up – pun intended – try using this Pumpkin Cake Bunting. Alternatively, our Hello Pumpkin Latte Stencil can also be used with icing sugar on cakes.
FOR THE MANTLEPIECE
If you’re apart from family and friends this year, why not pop a card in the post to show you’re thinking of them. Not just any piece of paper, this Happy Thanksgiving Scratch Card reveals a Thanksgiving greeting – who doesn’t love a scratch patch?
Perfect for vegetarians (or those with a cheeky sense of humour) our ‘nutroast is delicious’ card is sure to make them smile. If you’re really feeling thankful, why not send a Personalised Thanksgiving Card to that someone special.