Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Thanksgiving Stuff

Today I thought I'd share a few pictures from our Thanksgiving day.  We had 23 people over, mostly family and a few friends.  My parents came to visit for the whole week, which was great!! 

I've never really done any decorating of the tables before, but I decided to give it a try.  My flower arrangements didn't turn out exactly as I wanted them to, but they still looked cheery and pretty!

 This was on the 8 foot table, a taller pumpkin with mixed flowers.  The leaves were collected about a month ago, and brushed with two coats of Mod Podge to preserve the color.  They were a little brittle, but still looked really pretty.

This arrangement was in the Cinderella pumpkin, Little Monkey's favorite!  This isn't the best view, but oh well!  Again, more leaves sprinkled on the table.

 While the ladies were hard at work inside preparing food and decorating, the guys were hard at work outside!  Hubby finished raising our walkway and filling it in with pea gravel,
and my brother in law put up the crown molding on our front porch roof.  The rest of the guys kept the kids busy by playing tug of war, a rousing game of football, and tag.

As I said earlier, we ladies were working on yummy food.
The main dishes, stuffing, turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, sweet potato casserole, green beans with bacon and sauce, and cream corn casserole.
Fresh biscuit rolls, sweet potato biscuits, three kinds of cranberry stuff, apple butter, strawberry jam, and peach jam, all of it homemade (except the jelled cranberry. :)

The best part of the meal, dessert!  We had pecan pie, pecan pie cheesecake, chocolate pie, chocolate truffle pie, and chocolate pumpkin squares.  Yeah, we ate good!

The most popular thing of the day, the hot drink bar.

We had hot chocolate and hot tea, as well as Wassail.  There was several flavored creamers to add to your chocolate, as well as marshmallows and whip cream and chocolate pieces.  It was really fun to put together and I am so happy everyone enjoyed it!  We are going to do it again Friday night when we have another bunch of friends over!  It was a great day, and we all ate too much, laughed a lot, and just enjoyed each others company.

On another note, I finally have stock in my etsy store!  Its been forever, but I finally got around to stocking it again, I hope you will stop in and check it out!


  1. Looks like you provided a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  2. I think that the natural decorations are the best. And, to involve little Monkey deserves a rousing "good for you". The food looks like it should be in a magazine. So glad you had a lovely time.

  3. Your mom was telling me about your day. It sounds and looks like you guys had fun. We missed all the "out of staters" at our turkey day! We still had a good time with about 25 of us.

  4. Wow, 23 people! I'm impressed! I know y'all had such a nice time together. Your spread looks yummy!!!

  5. where do you get the headbands on your etsy, i've been told you can buy the stuff to make them but have never found it. do yours fit a babys head?