Thanksgiving Decor and Menu

Read this post if you’re hosting Thanksgiving this year. Sharing some of our family favorite dishes along with affordable and durable tablescape decor for your fall feast.

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Thanksgiving is one of my favorite time of the year, mostly because it’s all about the food and being with family and friends. That’s all that’s really required. That, and being thankful.

My mom, sister and I rotate this holiday between our three homes, so sometimes we celebrate on the West Coast and other times we’re on the East.

Few Favorite Tablescape Items for your Thanksgiving Decor

If you’re hosting, these COLORED WINE GLASSES SET would create such a festive fall tablescape. They’re also durable and dishwasher safe.

These FALL EUCALYPTUS are stunning. You can use them as a focal point at your Thanksgiving table or spread them over a runner along with mini pumpkins.

Speaking of MINI PUMPKINS, these would work well not only as decor but also name tags for your table.

Another great option is to add RIBBON to your decor. You could tie bows on the pumpkin or tie your cutlery with it.

Add these LED CANDLES are a great addition to your dining mood,  especially since they won’t add any fragrance, just vibes.

How cute would this COLORING TABLECLOTH be for a kids table?

For the adult table I love this WASHABLE TABLECLOTH. It’s sophisticated and understated and perfect for an elevated Thanksgiving style.

Save time and your hands with this DISPOSABLE CUTLERY. It looks beautiful and great bang for your buck. 300 pieces for under $40.

I used this DINNERWARE set last Christmas and it was lovely. Sturdy, elegant and disposable!

These PAPER NAPKINS are so fall festive and bring lots of brightness to your tablescape.

For appetizers or if you’re making a charcuterie board, consider serving it up in this gorgeous platter.

Our table centerpiece was this DIY ice bucket I made, a few cranberries, fall foliage and mini pumpkins and some candles completed the Thanksgiving decor. Don’t feel like making it ? I found it online for under $30! Shop the ICE BUCKET here.

Our Full Thanksgiving Menu

I love spending the day in the kitchen with my mom and sister, and whoever else is around that year, depending on who’s kitchen we are in. It gets pretty hectic around the stove, as we shuffle things in and out trying to warm, bake, simmer and saute all of the dishes on our Thanksgiving menu, but we sip wine, snack, gossip and keep chopping. Our location changes, people around our table change, our decor changes, but not our menu. Here is a sneak peek at our Thanksgiving decor and menu.

First Course:

Butternut Squash Soup with Crispy Bacon ( I previously posted the recipe here.)

Piroshki with Cabbage ( These are Russian traditional mini savory cakes, a similar recipe can be found here.)

Kale and Brussels Sprouts Salad

Second Course:

Honey Mustard Glazed Ham

Yes, we also make ham on Thanksgiving, because everyone at our table secretly loves ham better than turkey. Except for last year when we made the turkey below.

Citrus and Herb Turkey

We tried this spatchcock turkey for the first time last year and it was by far the best turkey we’ve ever made. Previously we made the turkey on our grill, by turning it into another oven, because we run out of room, but spatchcocking the turkey made it much easier to fit it into the oven with other items!)

Cornbread and Chicken and Feta Cheese Sausage Stuffing

We double the sausage and 1/2 the cornbread for this one.

Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Brown Sugar and Cinnamon

Green Bean Casserole

Cranberry Apple Sauce

Boiled Potatoes with Garlic

Third Course:

Pumpkin Cheese Cake

Apple Pie with Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

Chocolate Cake

Mulled wine

Still figuring things out for your Thanksgiving menu? Take a look at our Pinterest board for some last minute inspiration.