Burlap Silverware Holders

Burlap Silverware Holders

Our close friends and occasional PIP contributors, Vicki and Paige, landed in Waco, Texas for a fun week in search of all things fabulous. It did not take them long to discover a set of wonderful burlap silverware holders. We hate to admit it but this was our first encounter with utensil holders and we are smitten. So of course, we felt compelled to spend a couple of of hours researching burlap utensil pockets and then decided to share a few of our favorites with you. We envision  using cutlery pockets for weddings, bridal & baby showers, and birthday & dinner parties . We also think burlap cutlery holders could really add that sometime elusive but all so important little splash of wow to your Thanksgiving tables! Continue Reading →

Autumn Pumpkin Martini Recipe

Autumn Pumpkin Martini Recipe

Autumn Pumpkin Martini Recipe

Pumpkin Martini Recipe

With Halloween parties and Thanksgiving celebrations just around the corner we thought we would share this yummy Pumpkin Martini Recipe posted by Beau-coup on Facebook.  Cheers!  This Pumpkin Martini Recipe is not only easy to make it is the perfect signature cocktail for all those fall parties because it looks as good as it tastes!

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Free Printable Thanksgiving Menu and Place Cards & Printable Thanksgiving Games

 

Free Printable Thanksgiving Place Cards

Free Printable Thanksgiving Place Cards >> Bloom Designs Editable PDF

Free Printable Thanksgiving Place Cards

Update! Download and prepare your Thanksgiving printables this weekend! Do not wait until the last minute – remember everything takes longer than you think it will!

If we have said it once, we've said it a hundred times, in party planning the details matter.  So this Thanksgiving, in addition to the hours you spend preparing a fabulous meal, add a little extra style to your Thanksgiving table with these free printable place cards, table tents and other fun free Thanksgiving printables. All you need to do is download the PDFs. We agree with Bloom Designs, print them out on kraft colored card stock for an chic, organic Thanksgiving look.

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Printable Thanksgiving Games

Printable Thanksgiving Games

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Printable Thanksgiving Games

We love Thanksgiving.  It not only brings together family far and near but when done well, Thanksgiving is a leisurely day of game playing and game watching, cooking and eating. And we usually throw in an early morning walk for charity so we don't feel quite so decadent.  Last year we planned our extended family vacation.  This year, we will most likely plan Popol's 80th birthday celebration. But in between, as always, Izzy, Ali and Jen will get together to decide which of the many Thanksgiving games  we will play this year.

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Top 4 Edible Thanksgiving Centerpieces

Edible Thanksgiving Centerpieces

Edible Thanksgiving Centerpieces

Thanksgiving is now just a little over two weeks away and it really is time to start thinking about all the little details to make your Thanksgiving celebration memorable. Yes, delicious food matters, but so does your presentation. Today we are focusing on edible Thanksgiving centerpieces. As much as we adore flowers, we are also very pragmatic and get ridiculously excited when we find fabulous “two-fers” or in other words, products that serve two purposes.

In this case, all four of these ideas are visually interesting and practical. Think DIY vegetable and/or fruit filled cornucopias, fruit turkey arrangements, giant chocolate turkeys, and yummy duos of caramel apple turkeys. Which would we choose? All four! Definitely the chocolate concoctions for the main table centerpieces, a brimming over vegetable cornucopia on the appetizer table, and the fruit turkey on the dessert table (such a fun way to present your healthy dessert option). Continue Reading →

Thanksgiving Dinner Party Essentials

Printable Thanksgiving Party Pack

Printable Thanksgiving Party Pack >> Thanksgiving Dinner Party

Thanksgiving Dinner Party Essentials

Thanksgiving is without doubt my favorite holiday — beautiful tables, great food, and none of the stress associated with the winter holidays. This is the perfect time to reconnect with loved ones whether they be family or friends. So first things first, if you haven't yet made your travel arrangements, the time is NOW!

Thanksgiving Dinner Party Table Decor

Last year we hosted Thanksgiving in San Diego – here is a peek at our tables! In complete disclosure – since we live in San Diego, beautiful weather made it possible for us to host Thanksgiving outdoors.  Simple solar powered patio lights and lots of candles provided enough light even after sunset.  As you can see, we tried to mix elegant with fanciful touches. Continue Reading →