Everything Fabulous: Thanksgiving Dinner

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Whether you’re hosting a small informal dinner with just your immediate family, a fancy dinner party or a big brunch with all the relatives coming over, Thanksgiving dinner is a time to celebrate all you are thankful for with those important in your life. We’ve found a few things to make your Thanksgiving dinner Fabulous.

Please Be Seated Placecard

thanksgiving2Planning a full house for dinner, ensure there isn’t a scramble to find a seat with these Acorn and Leaf Placecards from Fairyfolk. Handcrafted using an acorn top and felt, the leaf is blank leaving room for you to monogram it with your guest’s name. Your table looks like a harvest scene, plus your guests have a wonderful souvenir of their night to take home with them. $30.00 US (10 acorn cards)

Kids Activity Placemat

thanksgiving1Thanksgiving can be full of time in the kitchen or catching-up with extended family. This can be a busy and even enjoyable time for the adults involved but what about the kids? Keep them occupied, at least for a while, with these printable activity sheets Family Fun. And when dinner’s ready, they become a festive Thanksgiving Placemat. FREE

Festive Dinnerware

thanksgiving harvest leaf plattersWhether you need something for h’orderves, a starter salad or pie at the end, these Harvest Leaf Platters from Pier 1 add a whimisical touch to your table setting. These fall colours are applied to the underside of the platter, giving it a shiny look, and are available in three sizes.

Natural Serving Platter

thanksgiving6Make a grand presentation when you bring your carved turkey out on Gray Works rustic handcrafted serving platter and cutting board made from hardwood. Designed with wooden feet, the board sit up off the table and makes it easy to carry and lay down in the center of your table. You can also get it monogrammed to mark your special dinner together. What an amazing family heirloom. $100.00 US

Naturally Chilled Wine

thanksgiving5Keep your wine chilled during dinner with thisNatural Terracotta and Cork Wine Chillerfrom Bitters Co. Simply pop your chiller in the refridgerator prior to dinner to pre-chill, the terracotta inside the cooler will keep your wine chilled while it sits out on the table. The natural cork bark exterior handcrafted by artisans in Portugal fits naturally into your harvest table setting and helps support cork farmers in the Mediterranean. $46.00 US (available online)

Single Serving Pies

thanksgiving3After eating your fill of turkey and stuffing and cranberry, oh my, it’s time for a piece of warm delicious pie. With William Sonoma‘s individual pie molds you can make a mini apple pie for everyone or toss in a few strawberry or other fruit pies and give your dinner guests their choice. $9.95 US (also available at Canadian stores)

Turkey Take-Out

thanksgiving take outA turkey dinner with all the fixings can be a wonderful thing to enjoy but it can also be a lot of work. If you’re not the best cook or you just want a night off another option to turkey dinner is having someone else make it for you. Some gourmet food restaurants, like Summerhill Food Market in Toronto, offer a complete turkey dinner without all the work. Everything is prepared and packaged and labelled and all you need to do is follow the reheat instructions. Your guests will never know. $24.99/per person Cdn

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