10 Thanksgiving Entertaining Ideas

Happy Thanksgiving!

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I know! I know! Thanksgiving was on Thursday and why do you ask am I blogging about Thanksgiving entertaining ideas you COULD have used days ago? Well, if you are one of my loyal Instagram followers, you would know that each and every photo makes sense…an appetizer, side and pies on Monday and Tuesday…decor and an activity on Wednesday and Thursday…what to do with leftovers on Friday. I am continuing with my Pinterest obsession this week and it is all about food & decor being that it is the week of Thanksgiving!

If you’ve been one of my loyal blog followers, you know that we publish these image roundups weekly. We usually feature a particular event for a particular client so you can go deep on the particular theme. This week, however, we focused on food and decor so you can get some ideas for holiday entertaining. If you know what’s up, skip this part, new visitors, take a look below…

In case you missed it, here’s what we’re doing, mentioned in the first blog (and if you already know what’s going on, skip to the first photo!): Every day we’re posting event photos & inspiration to my Instagram page to give you ideas for your own events, and of course, encourage you to hire yours truly, one of the top party planners in Los Angeles for your next soiree! In terms of format, we’re trying to capitalize on the whole hashtag calendar world and take advantage of #WeddingWednesday (#WW) and #ThrowbackThursday (#TBT) by posting wedding photos and cool stuff we’ve done on Wednesdays and on Thursdays, harkening back to a past client’s event, be it a celebrity, or just one of us tastemakers.

Favorite Event Photos and Inspiration – Monday:

It’s not just another basic cheese ball! This delicious Cheddar and Chive Pumpkin Cheese Ball from Jam Hands is seasonally shaped and garnished with pie crust leaves, pretzel rod stem, and cheddar cheese ribs to define the pumpkin.

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Sweet potatoes are a must-have this time of year! Add a little crunch and sweetness to your sweet potatoes with this recipe for Sweet Potatoes Stuffed With Apples, Cranberries, and Pecans from My Recession Kitchen.

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Favorite Event Photos and Inspiration – Tuesday:

Who doesn’t love pie! Add another fruit to your apple pie with this Apple-Pear Pie With Walnut Crust from www.marthastewart.com. Baking this pie a day in advance is not a problem.

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This is a little bit of heaven…Emeril’s Pecan-Chocolate Chip Pie from www.marthastewart.com.

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Favorite Event Photos and Inspiration – Wednesday:

Here is a DIY idea that is simple yet elegant! Gold leaf placecards can be easily made with leaves in your yard. Paint them with gold or silver spray paint and write the names of your guests on them.

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Are the kids needing a fun activity while waiting for that turkey to cook? Well, this could even be for the adults! Easy as pie! Just print Thanksgiving Bingo from Crazy Little Projects on your home printer.

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Favorite Event Photos and Inspiration – Thursday:

Dress up your table with Thanksgiving inspired gold table decor from A Pumpkin & A Princess. You can also find this great idea on my Pinterest board.

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This idea is sooooo simple from Home Stories A to Z! Tie a beautiful ribbon around your flatware. That’s it!

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Favorite Event Photos and Inspiration – Friday:

Wondering what to do with all those leftovers? Of course…Easy Thanksgiving Leftover Recipes was posted by marthastewart.com? Thought you might want something on the lighter side after a huge Thanksgiving feast so try this classic Turkey Cobb Salad…blue cheese, avocado, bacon, and last but not least…your leftover turkey.

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Here’s another simple salad that uses leftover turkey and sweet potatoes…Turkey, Sweet Potato and Watercress Salad.

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Event Photos and Inspiration – Plus, tell me what else you want to see on the blog!

Which of these is your favorite idea? Please share your fave entertaining or fall decor idea in the comments below!

xoxo M

P.S. Want to read some more fun Thanksgiving related blogs? Here are some others: Fun Thanksgiving Facts!, 30 Day Challenge of Gratitude and Happy Thanksgiving!.

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