Thanksgiving Entertaining – Part Two

It's Turkey Time!

Thanksgiving Entertaining Planning, Ideas, and Supplies

Quick update!

Thanksgiving is just a few weeks away and Thanksgiving supplies are flying out the door so don't dawdle — order those special extras ASAP.  Some of my favorite products are already sold out!


Thanksgiving Entertaining – Part One

Table Settings and Table Decor

Place Card Holders and Place Cards

Maple Leaf Place CardHolders

Silver Pear Place Card Holders

Leaf Place Card Wedding Favor Boxes

(Fill favor box with orange colored chocolate covered sunflower seeds)

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Leaf Plantable Seed Wedding Place Cards

Leaf Place Card Holders

Napkin Rings

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Maple leaf place cards and napkin rings

Bon appetit napkin rings

Vase Napkin Rings (use deep tones and rustic colored fresh or dried flowers)


Candles and Candle Holders

Candlelight not only adds warmth but also elegance to your tale! Do not worry about overdoing it. Below we are featuring options specifically geared to Thanksgiving but just about any candlestick works and don't be afraid to mix and match.

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Turkey Tea Light Candle Holder

Harvest corn taper candles

Comfort Candles

Mondo Glass Votives (stunning but expensive)

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Mini Molded Turkey Votive Candles

Pumpkin Tea light Candle Holders

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Footed Globe Vase in Tortoise

Mondo Glass Hurricane

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Matching glassware

Mondo Glass Pitcher

Mondo Glass Tumblers – Set of 6

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Candle Basics


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Tea light candles (20 pack)

Autumn Breeze Candles

Battery Operated AMBER LED Tealight Candles Flameless for Thanksgiving

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Salt and Pepper Shakers

The Pilgrim Pair Salt and Pepper Shaker

Fall Foliage Turkey Salt & Pepper

Squirrel Salt and Pepper

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Mini Gourd Shaped Salt and Pepper Set

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Little Gifts of Thanks

Fall Leaf Favor Boxes

Fill with favor boxes with autumn colored candies

Personalized chocolate candies

Jelly belly jelly beans

Personalized Hershey Kiss

Orange colored chocolate covered sunflower seeds

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Powder Room Soaps and Guest Towels

Fall Leaf Soaps

Fall Leaf Soap Petals

Maple Leaf Soaps Wedding Favors

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Turkey Embroidered Guest Towels

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Thanksgiving Novelty Food

Nutcrackers

Nutty Squirrel Nutcracker

Kitchen Supplies and Cooking Ware

Pumpkin Muffin Pan

Pumpkin Pie Recipe Dishtowel by tag®

Desserts

Great Pumpkin Cake

Thanksgiving Pecan Pie Kit

Personalized Fall Cookies

Pumpkin Brownie Pops

Autumn Leaves Lollipops

Turkey Lollipops

Clear Classics Jelly Belly Autumn Mix: 12 Count (sold out)

Chocolate

Turkey Semi-Solid Milk Chocolate (sold out)

Chocolate Turkey Suckers (sold out)

Chocolate Acorn w/Bite-size Chocolate Squirrels (sold out)

Lemon Crunch Leaf (sold out)

Personalized Thanksgiving Lollipop

(Sorry –I can't link directly to this item, so you will need to do a quick site search)

Pumpkin seeds

Thanksgiving Recipes

Every family has its own Thanksgiving Day traditions. Some prefer a casual atmosphere, others have a more formal supper, and many add their own ethnic flavors to the traditional American fare. It might be wise to check with your friend to learn about his family's traditions.

Cooking.com has a large selection of delicious Thanksgiving recipes

The Menu
Turkey
Stuffing (our family has an ongoing debate as to whether you should cook it inside or separate from the bird) — there are many, many different recipes from which to choose
Turkey Gravy
Sweet Potato Casserole
Mash Potatoes
Vegetable (the traditional green bean casserole is now often replaced with a healthier mix of grilled vegetables including asparagus, brussel sprouts, beets, green beans, and whatever else is fresh and available — lots of color is key)
Cranberry Sauce
and any family favorites (ie you might want to throw in Yorkshire pudding or something distinctly British, just to personalize the dinner)

Desserts
Apple, Pumpkin, and Pecan Pies

Drinks

Limited Edition 4pk ToFurky and Gravy Jones SodaChampagne Gift Crate
Jones Soda has released its limited edition Tofurky and Gravy Soda

Martinelli's Apple Cider

Champagne Gift Crate

Serve wine from America!

Washington DuoSonoma Wine CountryColumbia Crest Two Vines Duo Sonoma's Alexander Valley Duo

Washington Duo

Columbia Crest Two Vines Duo

Sonoma Wine Country

Sonoma’s Alexander Valley Duo

Napa Valley Cabernet DuoCakebread Cellars Napa Valley ChardonnayNewton Napa Valley ClaretNapa Valley Wine Duet

Napa Valley Cabernet Duo

Cakebread Cellars Napa Valley Chardonnay

Newton Napa Valley Claret

Napa Valley Wine Duet

Oregon Pinot Noir TrioThe Organic DuoWest Coast SelectionClos du Bois Trio

Oregon Pinot Noir Trio

The Organic Duo

West Coast Selection

Clos du Bois Trio

Drink

Wine and Wine Accessories

Fall Leaf Wine Bottle Stopper

Fall Leaf Wine Opener

Save time and gas. Buy your dinner wine and gift wine online!

Wine Legacy

Sonoma Wine Country

Champagne Gift Crate

Thanksgiving Cocktail Recipes

Coming Soon!

Soda and Cider

Limited Edition ToFurkey and Gravy Jones Soda

Sparkling Cider Mini Bottles

Coasters

Personalized Thanksgiving Turkey Coasters

Thanksgiving Costumes

For school performances or simply because you like to get into the Thanksgiving spirit by dressing up!

Thanksgiving Costumes

BuyCostumes.com

Costume Craze

Paper Goods

Plates and Napkins has a fantastic selection of high quality, elegant paper goods.  Most patterns come with matching plates, napkins, and occasionally, even guest towels.

Thanksgiving Paper Goods

Fun Turkey Deluxe Party Kit

Thanksgiving Balloons

Turkey Day Balloon

Fall Leaf Balloon

Turkey Shape Balloon

More Thanksgiving

Turkey Honeycomb Centerpiece

Thanksgiving Activities

Think Football

NFL Greatest Follies, Vol. 4 Product Details Wilson F1415 NFL MVP Football (Official Size)

Even after all the games are over, how about  NFL Greatest Follies DVD

Alternately, watch an inspiring football theme movie like The Blind Side

Finally, if you have a yard or live near a park or other outdoor open space, consider purchasing a football to throw around before dinner.

Another Thanksgiving Activity

Thanksgiving Box of Questions (also doubles as table decor)


Thanksgiving Apparel

Ties

Turkey Tie

Autumn Leaves Tie

Thanksgiving Fence Peekers Tie

Shoes

Gobble Gobble Turkey Keds (Lots of customized options, including the design!)

Slip on a Turkey Shoes

Gobble Gobble Shoes

Shirts

Turkey Fun Hoody

Football  Turkey T-Shirt

Gobble til you Wobble Infant Wear

Check out Zazzle's entire Thanksgiving collection of Ties, Shoes, Embroidered Shirts, and T-shirts!

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Make the Night Last a Year

Don’t let this memorable day fade away with the morning sun. The next day, when all is still fresh, log onto Shutterfly.com to create photo books, memory calendars, and even photo thank you notes or  create a 5×7 photo card announcing same time next year!

Photo Books

Collage Calendars

Photo cards

Everything Thanksgiving – Part I


Party Hearty!

Halloween Silly Bandz

 

Skip the candy!  Pass out Halloween Bandz to all your trick or treaters.  Great for Halloween classroom parties and as costume accessories, too!

What are bandz?

The bandz craze seems to have begun in Birmingham Alabama last year and now bandz are flying off shelves throughout the country. These colorful rubber bands are made of silicone and die molded, come in a variety of shapes and themes, and are manufactured by a handful of vendors. Basically, kids wear them, collect them, and trade them! Bandz come in multi-band packs starting at about $5.00/pack. Best of all, Bandz make for great party favors and napkin rings! (Warning: Choking Hazard! Not recommended for children under 3 years old!) Continue Reading →

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