This year we're spending Thanksgiving with some of my family in California (I shared about that forgiveness and blossoming relationship here), so we had Mr. SP's parents over last weekend to celebrate early. My mother-in-law and I have a great arrangement...she does all the cooking, and I set the table. (Me and bird carcases are not a good mix.) I was feeling industrious, so I even threw in dessert.
I went with a colorful, yet glam vibe this year, using items I picked up from my Nate Berkus challenge. #namedropper Aren't these lion place card holders so fun? Nate said they'll be his go-to host gift this year. #firstnamebasisnow #toobadhedoesntknow
I found these mini-cake pedestals at Home Goods, and they had me at mini. And gold. They are perfect for, what else...mini pumpkin bundt cakes. The kids loved seeing dessert as part of the table when they sat down.
I forgot to tell them cake wasn't the first course. Oh well, who can blame them?!
In case you're working on your table for next week, here are a few of our past set-ups that may inspire you.
I went for simple this year, and store-bought the mini-bundts, but these are two of my favorite pumpkin recipes.
And finally, if you're looking for a simple craft to do with the kids, this is a fun one that lets them help with creating the table.