If you’re hosting pint-sized guests for Thanksgiving this year, here’s some fun inspiration for you from Paula of Frog Prince Paperie! In addition to making the kids Thanksgiving table extra special with things like DIY fabric flowers and decorations that they can help create, Paula also has some fun Kids Thanksgiving Crafts in her “busy boxes” to […]

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Imagine yourself on a lush green farm, with the colors and smells of fall all around you… this Rustic Outdoor Thanksgiving Dinner will take you there! It captures every bit of the season with a GORGEOUS nature-inspired tablescape and dessert table. Meredith of Meredith Lee | Party + Event Design combined warm, colorful elements like gourds and fall […]

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Even though Thanksgiving was yesterday, I still want to give a shout-out to party frugalista Norene from Party Pinching for these SUPER CREATIVE Thanksgiving Kids Treat Ideas she sent in! A few of them would actually work well for harvest/farm themed parties hosted at any time of year too… for example – the waffle “corn […]

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I recently had the honor to pick creative guru DAVID STARK‘s brain for some of his favorite fall holiday entertaining tips. True to form, his suggestions were anything but run-of-the-mill! Read on for some cool, outside-the-box ideas from this highly accomplished celebrity event producer… including a fantastic, graphics-inspired Thanksgiving centerpiece that could easily be tailored […]

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This cheery & bright KID-FRIENDLY THANKSGIVING shoot by stationery designer Lauren McKinsey is modern simplicity at it’s best! Lauren was able capture a very clean and contemporary look with great patterns and a vibrant color palette, but also threw in a few vintage pieces for added rustic charm and character. Creative details like sprinkle-rimmed milk […]

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After seeing this fabulously modern Autumn Dinner Party tablescape from Linda at In The Making Design, we are feeling so inspired to set the dining room table for Thanksgiving this year! The rich chocolate brown table linen paired with pops of bright green and orange makes for such a warm and eye-catching fall party palette. […]

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Renowned Chef Bradley Ogden will be visiting our hometown of beautiful San Diego, California this weekend (on Sunday, November 20th) to be part of the Celebrity Chef Luncheon at the 8th Annual San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival! He’s got something fun to celebrate too… a brand new book titled Holiday Dinners with Bradley […]

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Winner Update: This Giveaway is now closed. While we wish all of you who entered could have won a $5o gift card to HomeGoods we had to randomly pick 4 winners. So congrats to MeganF who said, “LOVE homegoods! Would love to put together a gorgeous Christmas dinner table, or I’d want those martini glasses!!! […]

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If you’re looking for some fun Thanksgiving party ideas & activities for KIDS, this adorable HAPPY GOBBLE DAY party from Anders Ruff is chock full of inspiration! The fantastic mix of modern patterns and bold colors paired with rustic textures like burlap and wood makes for such a fun & festive-looking party… I think most […]

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HomeGoods recently asked me if I’d be interested in shopping one of their stores and coming up with a creative Fall tablescape and highlighting some fall entertaining trends. Um… lemme think about that for a sec? Just kidding… YES, please! ;) If you’ve followed the blog for a while, you probably already know that HomeGoods […]

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Looking for a creative fall-themed project? These pretty VELVET FABRIC PUMPKINS from floral design guru Kim Foren make for such pretty fall/Thanksgiving decor, and there’s no sewing machine required – just a needle/thread and your trusty glue gun! I also love that you can customize this project with your favorite colors and fabrics. The velvet […]

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Get ready to FEAST your eyes on a truly stunning Fall Harvest Party, beautifully orchestrated by Anders Ruff Custom Designs and absolutely overflowing with fabulous inspiration for Thanksgiving celebrations and beyond!  The natural color palette was inspired by the bountiful items actually on display here – from artichokes, wheat bundles, and bosc pears, to green […]

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Homemade caramel apples drizzled in chocolate are always a popular fall treat, but if you want another way to enjoy the yummy combo of chocolate-caramel-apple flavor, how about baking up a batch of Chocolate Caramel Apple COOKIES?! This is similar to a traditional chocolate chip cookie recipe, but with the addition of melted caramel and […]

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There’s something about the look of owls that makes for such cute products and party themes… I think it must be those big eyes. :)  Here are a few stylish & artistic owl themed finds that are available at West Elm right now and perfect for fall entertaining & gift ideas… and at these prices […]

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Want to throw a Fall Birthday Party or Harvest Celebration for your favorite “Little Pumpkin“? Well, this adorable party by Ellen of Ellen Bessette Events will give you tons of great inspiration pulling it off in style! From darling pumpkin-themed treats – including a super-cute smash cake and mini fondant cupcake toppers – to “happy pumpkin” […]

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Even though we’re well into Winter holiday themes right now, I couldn’t resist sharing this beautiful Persimmon and Plum-inspired theme that Vanessa from Alchemy Fine Events & Invitations put together! The colors are so rich and warm – I honestly think you could spin this into a gorgeous winter holiday table too, simply by mixing […]

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I wanted to try a new dessert for Thanksgiving this year, so when a recipe with the words “pumpkin“, “chocolate“, AND “cheesecake” in the title graced my inbox, it sounded impossible to resist! Well, I’m happy to report that the finished product is impossible to resist too… a rich & creamy pumpkin top layer with […]

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Annie from popular foodie blog Annie’s Eats just sent over these adorable Spiced Brown Sugar Cut-Out Cookies that were inspired by the Grateful Mod printables – how cute & yummy-looking are these?! The piping work is amazing… wish I had that steady of a hand! She also posted a step-by-step tutorial of the recipe on […]

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Wanted to share some quick & easy Thanksgiving favor/hostess gift ideas I recently created using the Grateful Mod Party Printables, which you can download for free here! All you need for the packaging is: 1. small kraft boxes OR cellophane bags 2. pretty ribbon OR raffia 3. one of following printables: drink/food flags (skinny designs […]

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I’m excited to share this wonderful Rustic Fall Party from Courtney of Joyful Weddings & Events with you today – full great inspiration for Thanksgiving decor too! There are so many fantasic and affordable DIY ideas to be found here – from the creative (& easy!) burlap wreath to the mason jar drinking glasses embellished […]

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