Entertaining Ideas

Host A Naturalesque Thanksgiving

Bring the outside indoors this holiday! Thanksgiving is ripe for heightening your senses. Hearing the crunch of leaves under your boots. The smell of crackling firewood and toasted marshmallows. And the touch of your very own plump pumpkin that you just picked from the patch. Take all those fall sensory experiences and shift them inside—where the company is just as warm as the temperature (so no coats needed!) Here are 3 tips on how to give your Thanksgiving a nature-inspired touch…

Add Pumpkins & Maple

The very best accents from nature make a charming addition to your table this year. Pick your own mini pumpkins in a range of autumnal hues and scatter them around each place setting. This table is set with our French Perle Scallop dinnerware. Crafted of stoneware with a lovely ruffled finish, it’s both dishwasher and microwave safe so it’s easy to clean and you’ll have no trouble re-heating those leftovers. For our centerpiece, we brought in a Japanese Maple to tie in the inviting fall theme. It’s all about earthy touches, autumn shades and capturing that genuine, welcoming tone.

Make Gold-Leaf Place Cards

Sometimes it’s the simplest things that make the biggest impact, like these gilded DIY accents. A lovely touch to your Thanksgiving place setting, they’re easy to spruce up and make a fun craft for your little ones. Start by gathering a few leaves from your backyard. (Try to avoid holes or bugs!) Next, take a spray paint can or metallic pen and coat the entire surface of each leaf in gold. Give your calligraphy skills a shot by using black ink to write the name of everyone joining the table. Pair your place cards with some gold flatware, like our best-selling Portola line, and you’ve got a beautiful place setting with a golden touch!

Create A Farm-To-Table Menu

Freshly grown food is a staple of the Thanksgiving season. It’s the one time of year that you can really play with taste. Sweet or savory? Soft or crunchy? Zesty or palette-cleansing? Why not have it all with a farm-to-table menu that’s as diverse as it is appetizing? For our table, we filled the bowls and plates of our Luna nesting dinnerware set with a mix of cheeses, olives, grapes, homegrown veggies and more. You could prepare a beet salad to start, then lead into a sweet potato casserole, homemade mashed potatoes with gravy and, of course, some pumpkin pie to end the night on a sweet note!

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