Serena and I realized that we love going all out for the holidays, and even dressing up ourselves and our rooms to accommodate the changing seasons and liven up our moods. From cozy knits to dozens of cinnamon spice candles and lattes, we decided that the basics just weren’t enough. Aren’t the holidays about celebrating the people around you? And what better way to get into the spirit of fall and Thanksgiving than to put together a feast with friends!
Firstly, we took a trip to Michaels and picked up some crafts and got to work on the invitations. Here’s a picture of many of the envelopes…
We decided that since we aren’t exactly Ina Gardens or Julia Childs yet, we wouldn’t be able to successfully prepare a full Thanksgiving meal stuffing and potatoes and all on our own. SO, what better way than to get everyone to participate than make it a pot luck? It ended up being PERFECT, because we had an ABUNDANCE of delicious food and it’s safe to say we gained a few pounds that night. My plate was sky high and I practically lost sight of my turkey after all of the sweet potato, green bean casserole, and deliciously fattening carb dishes piled above it. I could have fed an entire village in a 3rd world country!
It seriously wasn’t a bunch of mush even though it might look like that; it was a bunch of DELICIOUSNESS!
^^Example of the fun table activity: Each place mat had the words, “What I’m Thankful For” written on them and several lines underneath for you to fill in. We passed the pen around and everyone had fun thinking about what it was they wanted to put down! Shoutout to Pinterest for always having the best ideas.
^Kalyn and I
Kalyn, Caroline and I
The many flower arrangements me and Serena made! We really enjoyed making a variety of different sized bouqeuts, from small ones with dainty flowers in viles to thickly filled and layer bunches spread out into quirky mason jars. Serena and I decided that there would be no job more relaxing, creatively challenging and inspiring, and fulfilling of the human senses than being a florist! I mean who wouldn’t want to put beautiful flowers in vases and bundles and make a profit off of them?