Thursday, November 14, 2013

The Formal {& Fun} Thanksgiving Table

Monday, we talked about etiquette. Today, we are going to talk about having a little fun with your fancy table.

When you set your multi-plate, multi-glass place settings, you will inevitably need to set a cloth napkin with it. How about practicing some fancy folding to go with it?

Leave it to Martha to teach us how to fold a napkin like a turkey. How cute & appropriate! For instructions, click here.

The other thing that I thought would be fun is mixing up the seating. At these types of family-and-friend get togethers, couples and families sit together. So let's shake it up! Have some new great conversations and make some good memories by mixing it up with some thankful seating.

Come up with a list of thankfuls, and if you need help, you can always ask your guests! Write down each thankful in one word on a piece of paper and a place card. Grab a fish bowl, basket, vase, etc., and put all of the individual words in the container. Put the coordinating place card holders around the table.

When your guests come in, have them choose a thankful, and then when it is time to eat, they will sit at their coordinating place! If your dinner is all family, it will just be fun and silly. If extended family is involved, it will be nice to catch up with some relatives that you don't get to spend that much time with. And if it is with new family or friends, then it will be a great experience. The best part? The thankful cards give your guests something to talk about if they are feeling shy.

So what do you think? Are you planning to add any fun touches to your Thanksgiving dinner?

I'm thankful for my wonderful fiancee, and the road that we are embarking on together!

1 comment:

  1. Wish I lived close enough to wrangle an invitation! It will be just the four of us this year... unless I make reservations, and then the Knight and I will dine alone.