This past weekend J and I went to visit my parents for an early thanksgiving dinner. It was the first time we had been to visit since the wedding and it was great to relax and not work on wedding plans every second of the weekend.
We had a very casual dinner on Saturday afternoon but we still wanted to make it special so I printed out some of the decorations that were posted on Hostess with the Mostess as part of Operation Give Thanks.
Here is what we came up with for our dinner table.
We used a white table cloth, and a green/yellow runner that my mom had from a couple of years ago. She has multi-colored fiesta plates, so I just picked out the orange green and yellow plates for us to use. A large orange candle served as a simple centerpiece.
I printed out the cute place cards and hand wrote our names on them. Place cards are always a holiday tradition in our house so I was happy to incorporate these. Sometimes we write what we are thankful for on the back and my mom saves them.
We also used the paper napkin rings to put together the silverware.
I printed out a few drink labels and stuck one on the water pitcher. There were some really cute yellow lemons floating in the water but you can’t see them in this picture!
I printed these cute little signs and taped them to a matching toothpick. They were double sided so they could be seen from both sides of the table!
My dad made homemade rolls and they deserved a cute little sign of their own!
Last but not least was the wonderful turkey my dad also made!
It was a wonderful weekend with my family and I can’t wait for Thursday when we get to do it all over again with J’s family!