Classic Fall Thanksgiving Table Decorations

November 20, 2018

 

Classic Fall Thanksgiving Table Decorations

This is one of my favorite Thanksgiving Tables we have done. The idea started with the colors dusty turquoise and burnt orange. And it quickly spiraled in to this!

For this table top, we laid a runner of burlap down and layered a narrower runner of dusty turquoise on top. Both pieces of fabric we purchased at Hobby Lobby. Then the fun part begins – scavenging for candles, fruit, nuts, candle holders, leaves in burnt orange, rusty red, yellows.

Classic Fall Thanksgiving Table Decorations

We gathered leaves and branches from my parents’ yard that we placed in different vases and urns. As you can see, we used some antique brass and some turquoise sea glass for vessels.

Classic Fall Thanksgiving Table Decorations

Classic Fall Thanksgiving Table Decorations

Apples made an appearance too! We filled bowls and scattered pretty apples all across the table. Then we included burnt orange candles and cream colored tapers to set the mood.

Classic Fall Thanksgiving Table Decorations

We decorated each place setting with a real, fall leaf from outside. You could even write each guest’s name on the leaf with a ball point paint pen.

Happy Thanksgiving!

xo,
Kate

Check out our other Thanksgiving ideas through the years:

Moss green + cobalt blue Thanksgiving table decorations

DIY Gratitude Quote Place Cards

Thanksgiving Fall Wreath

Thanksgiving  Appetizer “Turkey” Veggie Tray

DIY Thanksgiving Table Place Cards: Gratitude Quotes

November 19, 2018

 

Thanksgiving Table Decorations

Did you see our “how to” for this gorgeous Moss Green and Cobalt Blue Thanksgiving Tablescape decor? It’s so rustic and home-y feeling!

As we said then, candles and colors aside, it’s important to remember why we all come together on Thanksgiving. Last year we tied quotes of gratitude and thankfulness onto sprigs of rosemary and stems of pears and set one on each plate. Every quote was different – some funny, some serious, some famous, some unknown. Each person read their quote out loud during dinner. It was a lovely way to celebrate the season and be ever mindful of the spirit of Thanksgiving.

Gratitude Quotes DIY

Google “thankfulness quotes”, “thanksgiving quotes”, “Gratitude quotes” or any combination of the above and pick out your favorites.
Hand write or print out the quotes (in small text) on paper.
Roll up quote in a scroll-like fashion.
Tie scroll onto a sprig of rosemary or a stem of a piece of fruit with colorful ribbon.

We are celebrating Thanksgiving all week long – check back for more inspiration!

xo,
Kate

Also, take a peek at our Classic Fall Thanksgiving Table Decorations and this adorable Thanksgiving “Turkey” Veggie Tray, too!

Moss Green + Cobalt Blue Thanksgiving Table Decorations

 

Thanksgiving Table Decorations

If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, “thank you,” that would suffice.  ~Meister Eckhart

Thanksgiving.  A day to reflect on all the blessings we have in our lives and be grateful to God who makes it all possible.  It really is such a beautiful holiday – one I wish I lived more consciously every day.

Our Thanksgiving table has always been a fun project that my whole family creates together.  Each year we try to top the year before, or at least come up with something completely different.

Behold – our moss green and cobalt blue inspired Thanksgiving tablescape! This table top is super rustic and colorful. The deep blue and green compliment all the Thanksgiving food so well! We scavenged for anything blue or green: candles, vases, candle holders, napkins, plates. Then we added in some rustic wood elements in candle holders and chargers. We purchased a couple bags of green moss from Hobby Lobby.

But candles and colors aside, it’s important to remember why we all come together on Thanksgiving.  Last year we tied quotes of gratitude and thankfulness onto sprigs of rosemary and stems of pears and set one on each plate.  Every quote was different – some funny, some serious, some famous, some unknown.   Each person read their quote out loud during dinner.  It was a lovely way to celebrate the season and be ever mindful of the spirit of Thanksgiving. CLICK HERE to see how to make these DIY Gratitude Name Cards.

We are celebrating Thanksgiving all week long – check back for more inspiration! Like our other table idea: Classic Fall Thanksgiving Table Decorations

xo,
Kate

Thanksgiving Table Decorations

Halloween Pumpkin Carving Party

October 30, 2017

Apple Cider Burbon Cocktail www.TheDailySoulSessions.com

Mamas, it’s time to carve those pumpkins! Why not make it a bit more festive and add a fun fall themed cocktail and some yummy meatball paninis?

DRINK: Apple Cider Bourbon Cocktails
SNACK: Roasted Pumpkin Seeds
EAT: Homemade Meatball Paninis
DO: Carve those pumpkins!

Apple Cider Bourbon Cocktails
2 parts fresh Apple Cider
2 parts Ginger Ale
1 part Bourbon
Apple Slices
*Stir all ingredients together on the rocks.
*Garnish with a slice of apple

 Roasted pumpkin seeds recipe www.thedailysoulsessions.com

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds
1.) Save the seeds you dig out of your carving pumpkins.
2.) Rinse seeds well with water. Then lay seeds out to dry on a paper towel.
3.) Pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees, and spread seeds evenly on a cookie sheet (or 2!)
4.) Drizzle olive oil over top of seeds. Sprinkle with sea salt (or garlic salt, or any other flavored spice!)
5.) Bake seeds for 30-45 minutes, until slightly golden in color and crunchy to the bite.

Meatball Panini Recipe www.thedailysoulsessions.com

Meatball Paninis – makes 6 paninis
Italian bread
tomato sauce
meatballs
red onion
sliced prosciutto
arugula
sliced provolone cheese
red pepper flakes

Meatballs:
1 lb ground pork
1 egg
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
2 tbsp dried basil
3 tbsp garlic powder
garlic salt – a few shakes
1/4 cup Italian bread crumbs
salt and pepper
1.) Mix all ingredients together with your hands in a mixing bowl
2.) Roll mixture into balls roughly 2 inches in diameter.
3.) Place meatballs on greased cookie sheet. Gently press into each, flatting them slightly This makes it easier to fit in the sandwich.
3.) Bake for 30 minutes at 350 degrees, turning meatballs once.

***Either make your own tomato sauce or use a store bought version.

Paninis
1.) Using a good crunchy Italian bread or ciabatta, cut into panini size.
2.) Spread tomato sauce generously on both sides of sandwich.
3.) Slice a meatballs in half and layer on one side.
4.) Add sliced red onion, prosciutto, provolone cheese, arugula, and a sprinkle of red pepper flakes on other side of bread. Put panini together.
5.) Using panini press, heat sandwich until warmed through.
6.) Serve immediately with fresh green salad.