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Posts from the ‘Thanksgiving’ Category

Halloween Décor & Glittered Pumpkins

I love the Fall – and the awesome holidays that come with the cooling temperatures. Back in the day, my mother used to throw Halloween parties for the neighbourhood kids where we traipsed through cardboard mazes, stuck our fingers in bowls of witches’ eyeballs and monster brains, and of course there was the food. My dad worked a lot, so having him come home early to help us carve the pumpkin was always really special – and family pumpkin carving is a ritual my husband and I continue with our boys.

I’m not ready to host the neighbourhood yet…but I have come across some pretty awesome food and décor ideas online that I can’t wait to try out in a year or two. Here are a few project ideas to check out if you’re planning a Halloween bash for your little ghouls this year – and one project I just couldn’t pass up trying (with my own spin of course!).

By: Ryan Lockhart

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The Theme of Thanksgiving | A Setting to be Thankful For

Over the last couple of years, we have compiled some festive, fun, fabulous options for Thanksgiving entertaining. Take a look at some of our previous posts for your chance to create a Thanksgiving tableau to remember.

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Thanksgiving Thank-You Notes

When it comes to giving thanks at Thanksgiving….we aren’t just talking turkey! Gather your brood and start this project by a beautiful Fall leaf gathering outdoors. The kids will be more than excited and preoccupied with finding “just the right ones” and what more could a Mother ask for? Plus, the final result will be acknowledging and giving thanks to those around them….something a Mom is bound to be thankful for…

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Vanilla Simple Syrup Hostess Gift

I don’t know about you, but I often find myself visiting friends or neighbours’ homes and wishing that I had something a little more interesting than wine to offer as a hostess gift. Don’t get me wrong – wine is a wonderful gift. But it’s sometimes nice to show up with something a little different.  And who doesn’t love receiving something sweet (and oh so pretty)?

Although it’s great in cocktails, over ice cream, and with summer berries, vanilla-infused simple syrup also pairs nicely with hot cocoa, coffee and pancakes so this is also a lovely gift leading into Fall and the holidays beyond. Just change up your labels to something festive and you’re set!

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