I don’t really consider myself a grown up. I have lived on my own in SF for 3 years going on 4, I pay my own bills and my own rent and I do my own grocery shopping but I still don’t feel like I am a full fledged adult. I’m in denial, but I am hosting my parents for Christmas this year – like a grown up – so I’m going to have to at least pretend.
In preparation, I thought I would baby step it there, and start with Thanksgiving. I am hosting some potlucks for Thanksgiving in the coming weeks and I can practice my table scape setting and cooking skills then. I’ve never set a fancy table so I did a little research and gathered some inspiration.
Setting a table is about details, when working with such a small space (a table top only) you have to make an impression. People will remember the little ribbon holding the silverware, or the metallic leaves scattered across the table or acorn name cards.
I also, love this thankful list as a place setting. You could ask people to fill it out before the meal and then have everyone read it after.
For the table, I think simple is better (but still sprinkled with little details), especially for Thanksgiving. I love both of these pumpkin centerpieces, not too big but still so creative and festive.
How cool would it be to have an outside turkey day dinner, just the like the pilgrims! The wheat and white pumpkins on this outdoor table are perfect for an afternoon Thanksgiving feast.
Have you ever set a Thanksgiving table? What are you go-tos for entertaining? I’d love some advice, I gotta grow up sometime!