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Drama Queen here. I know you’re all busy in the kitchen with my more domestic sister, Sweetie Pie, but when you’re done you will actually have to serve all that food...so shouldn’t your table be as extravagant as the feast itself? I thought so. Here are some easy ways to make a statement with your table this Thanksgiving.
Cut parchment into several 2” x 3” rectangles. Write out your guests’ first names on each piece with a gold paint pen (both available at your local craft store). Then, when the table is set, pop each place card into your guests’ wine glasses, gold writing facing out. It’s a classy alternative to the norm, and your guests will have fun finding their names in the glasses.
Now, what do you do about the spot where the place card would go? Think of it this way: If the cards are going where the wine should be, maybe the wine should go where the cards usually are! No no, of course I don’t think you should pour wine onto your guests plates. That’s just... odd. Instead, why not take some grape leaves and place them at the center of each setting? I love how they add a little green to a very autumn-colored holiday.
Don’t live near a vineyard? Then scratch the green and head to your local craft store, where you can find silk leaves or beautiful vines and berries to adorn your guests’ plates. I advise against using fallen leaves from your backyard. Dry leaves have a tendency to disintegrate when handled, and you might end up bringing a little critter in from outside (eek!).
Many people go with seasonal flowers or produce-filled cornucopias, but that’s just not my style. I prefer to eat by candle-light. Take three or four large glass vases and place a tall candle inside each. There should be some space between the candle and vase to place festive items, like nuts, berries, or even colored glass beads. Fill up the vase about 1/3 of the way up the candle and stand back. Voila! A simple, gorgeous centerpiece that gives your table a sexy glow.
I also happen to love centerpieces made from wine bottles. These projects require some tools, like these glass cutting tools, but they are inexpensive and are worth the end result. Check them out!
Got any good tablescaping ideas? What is your Thanksgiving table going to look like? I'd love to hear from you darlings!
Cheers, Drama Queen