30 November 2008
The Menu
  • Turkey
  • Duck
  • Sweet Potatoes (with and without nuts)
  • Corn
  • Peas
  • Green Bean Cassarole
  • Stuffing (regular & with roasted chestnuts)
  • Cranberry Relish
  • Mashed Potatoes
  • Salad
  • Rolls (three kinds!)
  • Dessert (pumpkin pie, key lime pie, chocolate truffles, pumpkin roll, cookies, pecan tarts, & pumpkin tarts)
The Spread!

The Tables

We invested in off white table cloths a few years ago. If you start with a neutral color, you can add pops of whatever color you want in the accessories. This year I went with purples and oranges. We got four bunches of flowers from Costco and put a medium size and a short size arrangement on each table. I also used plum colored napkins and made plum and deep orange placecards on the computer using clip art and a fancy script.

My awesome friend let me borrow all kinds of clear plastic frames for the tables. I had about 40 pictures printed in 4x6 size of everyone in our family. I tried to find photos that had more than one person in them so that it would show the family aspect. I put pictures on the front and the back of the frame since both sides were visible. I also put one picture in between the gold charger and the clear glass plate at each setting. They were a big hit, everyone loved walking around to see which pictures were on the tables. Once dinner was finished, we put all of the photos on the table and everyone could take home the ones they loved.


Amy said...

Nicely done, Michelle! Beautiful! You'd laugh if I showed you what my table looked like! :-)

Kelly said...

Everything looked great, I'm so jealous of your decorating skillz! ;0)

Amy said...

Can I hire you as my personal party planner?

Unknown said...

beautiful-love the picture idea!

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