Thanksgiving dinner is much more than a mere date on a calendar. It is an opportunity to spend some precious time with your family and friends, to honor a respectful tradition, have an extra good meal (or several meals, it's a four day holiday after all) and think about things that really matter in one's life.
Of course it is also a chance to impress your guests, if you have enough inspiration. Thanks to the facts everything related to this prolonged weekend is focused on the feast, you have few pretty good starting points way before your first guest arrives.
Here is a list of reminders...
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What is your experience with Thanksgiving table settings?
@WriterArtist: Fall colors are so popular for a very good reason. They are not only appropriate with the season, they stimulate appetite too! Maple leafs have one more association - they are symbol of Canada and Canadians celebrate Thanksgiving in October. I believe the main reason is the weather, which is much colder than in USA.
I love the themes that you have listed for Thanksgiving. My favourite ones are related to Fall colors. Fall provides the most festive colors of all seasons. I love the decoration with maple leaves.
Glad you liked it, candy47!
Thanksgiving table settings are so pretty with all the colors of the season. I really like your idea of re-checking the list and adding a few names to the blacklist!