When it comes to hosting a Thanksgiving feast the turkey might be my least favorite part. It’s all the fixins I really get excited about! The table decor, the sides, the drinks and the sweet desserts are where the real creative magic can happen. When Tuesday Morning suggested we use their goods to celebrate the fixins I jumped at it. I set up a feast of just that – Just the fixins (the fun stuff!). Here are a few favorite ideas and recipes for filling out the Thanksgiving table this year.
Every feast needs a fun little party surprise. Taking plain holiday crackers and turning them into turkeys is a fun way to cheer up guests.
To make the turkey crackers you will need:
- Turkey heads (head on over to Tuesday Morning for the printable).
- A set of holiday party crackers
- A pack of feathers.
Turkey Party Crackers
- Start by printing and cutting out the turkey heads onto bright paper.
- Glue the turkey heads onto the party crackers.
- Place 2 feathers down and glue the back of the cracker to the feathers for a modern take on a turkey for the table.
Serving my favorite fall side dish will be a necessity this Thanksgiving. Mixing the heat from shishito peppers with the sweetness of green beans is a veggie dish that will be quickly coveted on the table. Get the recipe for this pretty dish today over on the Tuesday Morning blog.
For dessert (which is obviously my favorite part of the meal), I made colorful pumpkin pies! I am so excited about these bright sweet treats. I was dreaming about how much I love pumpkin pie and thought, why does it have to be that not-so-fabulous-orange color. Why can’t it be a fun color? Guess what… it can!
To make the colorful pumpkin pies you will need:
- 3/4cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 can (15 oz) pumpkin
- 1 1/4 cups evaporated milk
- 2 eggs, beaten
- Miniature pie crusts
- Gel icing color
Colorful Pumpkin Pie
- Mix all the ingredients through the eggs in a bowl. Whisk together for 2 minutes.
- Divide the mixture into 3-4 bowls depending on the amount of colors you’d like to make.
- Add in a small amount of the gel icing coloring to the mixture and whisk for about a minute or until the coloring has been fully distributed.
- Pour the mixtures into small pie crusts (this recipe will fill about 12).
- Bake at 350 for 50 minutes – check for doneness with a toothpick.
- Allow to cool and top with ship cream for a fun twist on the traditional treat.
To make the table feel fresh and fun we used a lof of layering and fun styling tricks. Head on over to the full blog post to read all about it.
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Here are all the products we used incase you’d like to set the same type of table:
Table runner velvet $9.99 (Compare at $16.99). Table runner text $14.99 (Compare at $24.99). Salad serving bowl $12.99 (Compare at $30.00). Antler ornament $6.99 (Compare at $12.00). Veggie serving bowl $14.99 (Compare at $26.00). White cake stand $12.99 (Compare at $30.00). Tumblers $2.99 (Compare at $5.99). Dinner plates $5.99 (Compare at $12.00 ). Small gold written plates $2.99 (Compare at $8.00). Black scallop napkins $9.99 (Compare at $20.00). Tall wooden candlesticks $7.99 (Compare at $16.00). Small crystal look light holders $6.99 (used as vases) (Compare at $12.99). Gold leaf server $9.99 (Compare at $25.00). Veggie serving spoon $9.99 (Compare at $25.00). Chocolate dessert cups $4.99 (Compare at $11.99). Stick on bows $2.99 (Compare at $5.99). Rock candy $4.99 (Compare at $9.99). Holiday party crackers $9.99 (Compare at $20.00).
This post is sponsored by Tuesday morning, all product picks, ideas, and styling my own. Happy feasting!
(Photography ©A Subtle Revelry by Erin Holland).