13 Nov

Modern Thanksgiving: Fall Favors & Treats

modern thanksgiving decoration ideas

In continuing our “fall-wedding-inspired Thanksgiving” series, this next post features clever fall favor & treat ideas from a beautiful, rustic-chic autumn reception.

modern thanksgiving decoration ideas

Style Steal tips for your home celebrations:

Candied apples look extra sweet when displayed on a tray of lined with crushed nuts and decorated with rose-hip berries and chrysanthemums.

Fill small burlap sacks with apples and your favorite apple pie recipe. Decorate the front of the sack with a fun label.

Decorate preserve-filled mason jars with stylish fall or Thanksgiving-themed ribbon & labels.

Fill mini favor bags with specialty trail mix (like cranberry nut by Archer Farms). Display the favors in a tray lined with the same mix!

Chances are good that you’re probably not going to whip up a wedding cake for Thanksgiving this year, but I couldn’t resist including this image because it’s just oh-so-beautiful and chocolate-y!

modern thanksgiving decoration ideas

Couldn’t resist including this next one either… and here’s a Homemade Caramel Apple recipe if you’re feeling especially inspired!

modern thanksgiving decoration ideas

{Images via Brides.com / Photography by Miki Duisterhof}

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Hillary SAYS:

The trail mix idea is actually really cute! Love the wedding cake image too – gorgeous!

November 13, 2008 at 9:56 am

Sidney SAYS:

I’m not sure how this works, but somehow or other you should check out the Cake and a Prayer website. They are an on-line specialty provider of beautiful gift packages that include a personal prayer message on a 4×6 linen card, a 6-inch succulent lemon pound cake and an elegantly framed scripture or words of inspiration.

It made me a hit earlier this year at a family gathering. I believe it is the perfect to bring or send the Holiday Season.

November 13, 2008 at 10:11 am

Julie SAYS:

The caramel apples on the crushed nut tray is a fabulous idea!

November 13, 2008 at 11:24 am

Lelia SAYS:

The diabetic in me is drooling over those caramel apples!

November 13, 2008 at 4:10 pm

Jess SAYS:

Tasty treats! Those caramel apples look especially amazing!

November 13, 2008 at 4:55 pm

Crea-T-V-T SAYS:

The Thanksgiving wedding cake is gorgeous. It’s simple and very elegant!

November 14, 2008 at 3:33 pm

Melinda Ledbetter SAYS:

This cake really caught my eyes! I absolutely love this idea.

November 16, 2008 at 6:00 pm

Madelyn @ Southern Weddings SAYS:

All of these images are so inspiring! I adore that cake; it’s so fabulous! Beautiful images!

November 17, 2008 at 9:11 am

Niki SAYS:

Thanks for these links. I absolutely love the burlap apples with the recipe card. So pretty and practical. I bookmarked this one for next year

November 17, 2008 at 12:02 pm

Rachel SAYS:

I love the caramel apple idea! I am thinking about using that at my wedding reception! Any good suggestions on where to find a tray like this one to display the apples?

May 7, 2011 at 9:42 pm

kate SAYS:

I love the burlap bags!! Where can I find them?? Thanks!!! -kate hurton, Wedding Planner at Red Apple Farm in Phillipston MA

September 5, 2011 at 10:18 pm

Amber SAYS:

I love the mini carmel apples, a perfect treat for my family this year!!

November 16, 2011 at 12:55 pm
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