With Thanksgiving approaching, take time out to show your close friends how truly thankful you are for them. What is the best way to show them? Why a dinner party, of course! Sitting around, sharing memorable laughs with each other will remind you how truly thankful you are for each other. There are a variety of ideas when throwing a dinner party, especially one near Thanksgiving. Don't worry, it doesn't have to be another Thanksgiving dinner, we're sure you'll get your filling of that this year anyways. So here are a few tips on hosting a "give thanks" dinner party.
You Are Cordially Invitedelegant party invitation with all the details is a must, but why not add more to it.
Why not attach a hand written note that explains why you are thankful for them.It may sound a little over the top, but it will truly make your friends feel special. It's that time of the year anyways, so go with it.
Why you're at it, stick a card in for them that they can feel out about you or whatever they're thankful for and bring it to the party. Attaching it to a small pumpkin or a jar filled with hearty soup mix will be even more special. Invitations are just the beginning on showing your friends how much you are truly thankful for them.
Now, to liven up your home for the Holiday season. You more than likely have all your Fall decorations out, which is great! However, add to your home by creating a beautiful tablescape. A great way to do this is to use harvest flowers or even fruits and vegetables that are in season. Artichokes, pears, pumpkins, wheat or gourds will make ideal centerpieces for this event. Fill a large vase with whichever one or mix and match and you have it. You could even use dried colorful beans and get a great centerpiece. This is beyond suitable for this time of year.
However, if you don't want to go that route; create a beautiful floral centerpiece. You're expertise florist can create a gorgeous table arrangement that will fit the style and mood of your party.
How about incorporating those "give thanks" cards that you sent out to your guests. Create a beautiful tree out of branches and have your guests hang their cards on there so everyone can see what they're thankful for. It will make for a great conversation starter. Such an added personable feel and unique arrangement. Add a beautiful brown, orange or gold tablecloth, different textures, colors, heights and set out tea light candles for great dramatic accents. Creating an elegant Fall setting out of party decorations is a must!
Yummy Comfort Food!
There are lots of delicious dinner menus that can be catered just for your occasion. Soup would be a great idea. Serving it out of a pumpkin would make it even better too.
To keep it different from Thanksgiving meal, think about creating a pasta bar. It's all about comfort food with this meal.
If you decide on having a potluck, you should create the main meat course. Your guests can bring one of their favorite side dishes or appetizers. It's a time for sharing, so why not share your favorite dishes with each other.
Plus, it will take more stress off you and will let your guests feel like they helped out too. Sharing everyone's favorite party food will make for great conversation and an amazing dinner.
Remember what the season is all about and give thanks for everything in your life. Good friends reminiscing good times and creating new ones will truly let you appreciate the special people in your life. With these helpful ideas for your Thanksgiving party, it will be an absolute great time and a beautiful setting. Planning a party can be so fun, especially sharing it with great friends.
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