Showing posts with label Thanksgiving. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Thanksgiving. Show all posts

November 21, 2014

30+ Recipes for a Fabulous Thanksgiving Feast

30+ Recipes for a Fabulous Thanksgiving Feast

Being in charge of Thanksgiving dinner can seem like a daunting task. Even for the most discerning hostess. Between cooking the perfect turkey, the gravy, the stuffing, or setting the perfect table...the to-do list can seem endless!

But the key is to prep as much as you can in advance. And ask for help!

So in the spirit of sharing, with the help of; I've compiled a collection of recipes to help you on your way  - Including several turkey recipe ideas, sides, condiments, desserts and treats (making my mouth water already...).

November 11, 2014

Thanksgiving: Sugar and Spice Tablescape Ideas for the Kids table!

Last year we did a round up of gorgeous tablescape for Thanksgiving, so this year we're sharing some fun party ideas for the kids table. 

This stunning Thanksgiving party was featured first on Bird's Party Magazine a while back, and styled by Alexandra from Enchanted Events and Designs.

The idea is to make the Thanksgiving kids table inviting enough so the kids will want to sit put. For a little while at least...So crafts, activities and practical but FUN decorations are a must!

Disclaimer: Be warned! You may even get some adults wishing they could sit there too ;)

November 4, 2014

Thanksgiving | Free Give Thanks Printables

Thanksgiving | Free Give Thanks Printables

When life gives you lemons, sometimes is hard to think about making lemonade. 

Especially when what you reeeally wanted to begin with, was a huge slice of comforting lemon meringue pie :)

If my sweet analogy doesn't really cut the lemon curd (sorry...pun intended.), what I'm trying to say is; we don't always get what we want . Stuff happens.

But most certainly, there's always, ALWAYS, something to be thankful for!

November 26, 2013

Healthy Thanksgiving Appetizers and Cocktail Ideas for All The Family

We're epicureans in our home, and food takes center stage at any of our shindigs. But this year, I'm being a little more sensible. At least when it comes to the party appetizers. Don't get me wrong, I love a good ol' stuff-a-thon, but if you count all the grub that will be gobbled from now until end of the year...

Anyways, I've been scouring the web for delicious, unique and above all healthy party appetizers that are great for all the family. These yummy ideas are also super simple and quick, and therefore perfect for rustling up at the last minute!

November 25, 2013

15 Gorgeous Thanksgiving Tablescape Ideas

Loving the simple/rustic feel of this table.

I could spend the whole day (literally) looking on Pinterest for inspiration on tablescapes. I love seeing people's interpretations of a theme, holiday or event. The basics remain the same (table, plates, centerpieces, napkins...) but the creative flair and imagination comes from each carefully thought-out detail.

So you don't have to spend ages looking, I've selected some of my favorite tables here. But I'm not gonna lie. Some of these are beyond fabulous and detailed that I don't think we can recreate the looks at the very last minute. But creativity is not about copying, it's about being inspired! So I hope you can take away some of the elements in these wonderful tablescapes, and find you own personal style for Thanksgiving! :)

November 15, 2013

Last Minute Thanksgiving Party Favors. Of The Chocolate Kind. Plus FREE Printables !

If you're stuck for ideas on easy, last minute favors or little Thanksgiving treats, than this post is for you!

I love to think of novel ways to use party printables. And if it involves chocolate in some way, than I'm a happy bird indeed! Here I used the bottle wrapper templates (yes, bottle wrappers) and re-purposed them to make cute Thanksgiving Chocolate Bars. Love it when a plan works out! ;)

November 14, 2013

Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes and Cream Cheese Vanilla Frosting Recipe with FREE Printables

Cupcakes are befitting of any occasion as far as I'm concerned. And Thanksgiving is no different.
My go-to recipe for spiced, pumpkin cupcakes is from our blog contributor Hani. And I love topping it with cream cheese vanilla frosting (my fave standby frosting)

November 13, 2013

Easy Thanksgiving Party Favors for Kids with FREE Printables

I'm all up for handmade party favors, but does not mean I want spend ages making them! Gumball Party Tubes are my salvation when deciding on a quick and easy gift, party favor (or even stocking filler!).

Kids will also have fun making these for their friends and family members, so enlist the help of some little hands  - it will keep them entertained for a good...30 minutes! ;) 

November 12, 2013

Easy Thanksgiving Table Setting Idea

If yesterday's post wasn't enough to spark your imagination, then I'll be sharing some more creative ideas all this week, using your FREE Thanksgiving Printable from Bird's Party - From table decor, to desserts embellishments and DIY party favors!!

November 11, 2013

Salted Caramel Apple Favors and Recipe + a Blog Hop !

Thanksgiving is around the corner, and though I really wanted to style a full-on table for you this year, I've been up to my eyebrows in crafts for the Paris trip this week.

So I got some of my fave party gals to help me come up with some cool ideas on how to use our FREE Thanksgiving printables in recipes, table styling and party favors. We're all posting today, and you'll find the links to the awesome tutorials on the bottom of the post. 

November 8, 2013

Muscat and Tangerine Mulled Wine Recipe - Perfect for Thanksgiving !

I hate the cold, there I've said it. Yes, I do enjoy the end of year festivities and such like, but the cold? Not so keen. But as far I'm concerned, some of the season's upsides are the mandatory fluffy socks, woolly hats (that hide a multitude of hair sins...), fireside snuggling and of course, the good ol' hot toddy!! ;) 

So over the years I've tried an array of flavors and, this sweet mulled wine is one of my faves! It's perfect for Thanksgiving too. I make it with Muscat wine and a dash of tangerine juice, which helps complement the citrus notes in the wine. 

October 21, 2013

Cake It Pretty: Fall Leaf Mini Cakes Tutorial


If you would have seen my face yesterday as we drove out of the city and into the country for the afternoon, you would have thought the barrister slipped in a little something extra into my London Fog. On our way out the the pumpkin farm, the high-rises of our neighborhood were quickly replaced with row after row of golden-leafed trees. Maybe it's because I've lived in the city for a while now, but I had no idea I could ever be so excited about fall foliage. The beautiful colors of fall were captured in these Fall Leaf Mini Cakes.

September 19, 2013

Recipe: Spiced Muscat Pears

I love a nice pair...of pears. And this poached pears recipe is so delicious but really easy to make. And looks like you really pushed the boat out! 

November 20, 2012

Last Minute Thanksgiving Ideas

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For all those who like easy, quick and inexpensive crafts, recipes, FREE printables and party ideas - Our Pinterest Thanksgiving Board is packed with great seasonal inspiration and last minute ideas!

November 19, 2012

Thanksgiving Tablescape Ideas

Happy Monday friends!!

Bringing you some gorgeous dinner table ideas for Thanksgiving, courtesy of the talented Meredith from The Party Press. Meredith styled this rustic yet elegant table, for Bird's Party Magazine Fall 2012 Issue, and I think it looks effortless chic. Hope you feel inspired for your own Thanksgiving tables...

November 16, 2012

Thanksgiving Craft Ideas + Your chance to WIN a CRICUT Mini® Cutting Machine!

Today we have loads of fabulous Thanksgiving Craft Ideas to share + you'll be able to enter to win a fabulous Cricut Mini® worth $129.99 so you can craft away to your heart's content! 

Now, that's something to be grateful for! ;)

I'm gratefeul for...

Thanksgiving is mainly an American Holiday, but I just LOVE the idea of a time dedicated to giving thank to the things we're....well, grateful for! This should be an internationally recognized and practiced Holiday in my view! :)

This year started off on a sour note for me, but also there have been so many joyous moments and things to genuinely be thankful for, so Thanksgiving to me is mainly about reflection and counting blessings rather than a big party...

November 15, 2012

Thanksgiving Ideas: Gratitude Gift Basket

Hello, Bird’s Party Readers.  Jen Carver (of Banner Events) here, to share an easy and totally gorgeous Gratitude Gift Basket idea with you that you can make in time for Thanksgiving using seasonal Harvest produce and party printables!

November 5, 2012

FREEBIES: Thanksgiving Party Printables!

Despite life's little curve balls, there's so much more to be thankful for lately, which brings me to the FREE Thanksgiving printables we have for you! 

Yes, I'm very thankful for YOU, and this is just a little something to say THANKS! :)
I actually designed these printable a while back, but just wanted to remind you in case you've missed the first posting.

September 25, 2012

A Taste of Tuscany - An Italian Fall Dinner Party

This lush, seasonal and vibrant dinner party was styled by the talented Katie from Petite Social, for Bird's Party Magazine Fall Issue

I simply loved the theme and ideas straight away, and started designing the printables taking inspiration from the colors, hues and scents of Fall - with an added Italian vibe off course! 

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