Home décor inspirations for Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving decorations are all about showing off your style, but that shouldn't equate to stress or going way over your budget.
Regardless of your aesthetic, there are a slew of inexpensive DIY decorations you can try to make your Thanksgiving celebration more inviting for family and guests.
Whether you're partial to pumpkin crafts, eye-catching centerpieces featuring faux leaves and berries or something a bit more unexpected, there's no shortage of ideas.
In this new blog, I put together a few essentials from home décor to recipes and traditions, so at least you know you covered the basics.
How can I make my house feel like Thanksgiving?
To create a festive atmosphere, dress a simple table in the backyard or on a back porch with a table runner, add pillows and throws in festive fall colors for extra comfort, and string up plenty of outdoor LED lights that will encourage people to linger.
What to Celebrate during Thanksgiving?
Thanksgiving Day, annual national holiday in the United States and Canada celebrating the harvest and other blessings of the past year.
Americans generally believe that their Thanksgiving is modeled on a 1621 harvest feast shared by the English colonists (Pilgrims) of Plymouth and the Wampanoag people.
How do I make my house cozy for Thanksgiving?
Adding a handful of inexpensive pillows in cranberry, copper and gold will warm up the space and make the living room look more inviting. After dinner, dim the lights and bring candles to the coffee table to set the tone for a relaxed evening.
When should I start decorating for Thanksgiving?
How do I decorate for Thanksgiving on a budget?
There are infinite inspirations on Pinterest. The ones I like the most are using vintage Thanksgiving postcards and hang them on the walls.
I enjoy decorating the house by adding vintage American images.
Vintage calls for nostalgia, which is the mood that all us feel during fall season.
Find these nice postcards collection books here by clicking on the images:
Are there traditional books for Thanksgiving?
In addition to sharing what you're grateful for over home-cooked desserts and turkey-friendly wine, consider starting a new Thanksgiving tradition: Curling up with a stack of great fall reads.
I’ve selected a few Thanksgiving-themed books—some short, others more in-depth and historically accurate, and several picture books that are perfect to read aloud with toddlers, preschoolers, and elementary school-aged kids.
Flip through for books written from Native American perspectives and tales about what's at the center of the holiday (food!) from novelists deligh collection of most traditional American poems for Thanksgiving
What to eat in Thanksgiving?
Traditionally, family gatherings happens during lunch or dinner while eating turkey. Here is the most traditional Thanksgiving recipe ever:
Classic Brined and Roasted Turkey
Brined to retain moisture, then basted with butter and wine while roasting, this turkey, the centerpiece of the Thanksgiving meal, is golden and juicy. The bird is brined for 24 hours, so leave plenty of time for this recipe. If you don't brine yours, skip steps one and two.
Click on the image below to download this delicious Best Recipe for Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving Day (popular poem)
Over the river, and through the wood
Trot fast, my dapple-gray!
Spring over the ground,
Like a hunting-hound!
For this is Thanksgiving Day.
Over the river, and through the wood,
And straight through the barn-yard gate.
We seem to go
It is so hard to wait!
Over the river and through the wood—
Now grandmother's cap I spy!
Hurrah for the fun!
Is the pudding done?
Hurrah for the pumpkin-pie