Dressing Up the Home for Thanksgiving The
turkey isn't the only thing that needs dressing on Thanksgiving. You
can give your home a festive feel as well. Below we've suggested
some decorations that are easy to make for the house and
Pumpkin Placecards Do
you have a problem telling everyone where to sit around the dining
room table? Solve that in a decorative way with mini-pumpkin
placecards. Go to your local produce stand or grocery store and pick
up enough miniature pumpkins - sometimes called gourds - for
everyone at the table. Then label each pumpkin with a guest's name.
We suggest using a paint pen or marker of some kind. Now you have a
festive and hassle-free way to let everyone know where he or she is
supposed to sit during the meal.
A Simple and Elegant Table Often times the most
attractive decorations are the most distinct and simple ones.
Why not try combining table linens with a fresh floral
centerpiece? You can put the flowers either in a vase or
cornucopia basket. For added pizzazz include seasonal
vegetables. Make sure you take advantage of the autumn colors
with your floral selections. When it comes to linens it may be
nice to pick up some dressy placemats in fall colors. For a
more traditional look try a lace
More Décor The dining room table is not
the only part of your home that needs decorating during the
holidays. Fall wreaths and swags are always a good way to dress up
doors and walls. This year however, why not think outside the box?
Try using party platters and fruit baskets to decorate the rooms
where your guests will be gathering. Stop by your local craft store
and pick up some faux leaves to dress up the platters. Add a bow in
fall colors to a basket filled with fruit and you're done! Now your
guests have something pretty to look at as well as some great
munchies to snack on throughout the day.
Guinness Book of Records notes that the largest weight
recorded for a turkey is 86 lbs. The oversized bird was
weighed at a "heaviest turkey competition" in London, England