Thanksgiving Special! Relish Caterers + Event planning – Fall Entertaining Series- November 14th, 2012
We all have so much to be thankful for. Make your family and friends feel welcome in your home next week with these decorating and entertaining ideas!
Canberry Flowers: This simple and sweet centerpiece will not get in the way of dinner or conversation. Simply lay a table runner in the center of your table, place three cognac glasses on top of the runner, fill the glasses with cranberries to the rim, and place one flower on top of the glass. Try to pick a flower that is full in appearance to cover the entire top of the glass. Try a Carnation, Chrysanthemum, Phlox, Queen Ann's Lace, or Statice, all of which are in season.
Turkey Leg: This playful turkey leg is perfect for letting the kids know where to sit at the kid’s table! Using a brown paper bag, push in the bottom corners twisting the bag into desired shape. Use cardstock to create the “bone” and precut letters to spell out each guest’s name. You can fill these “legs” with newspaper, popcorn, or candy!
Organic Napkins: This simple napkin display also doubles as a place setting. Place the wheat onto your rolled napkin, tie it together with twine (wrap it at least 2 times to keep the pinch). Before you tie a knot with your twine, attach a name charm.
You can also replace the wheat with mini ears of dried Indian corn for a more colorful display.
Printed Leaf: Love your napkin rings and want to show them off this thanksgiving? Add a bit of an earthy tone to them by inserting a leaf with your guests’ names written on it with a white paint pen.
Thanksgiving themed cocktails:
Apple Cider Margaritas
1 ounce Grand Marnier
1 ounce gold tequila
5-6 ounces sweet apple cider
orange segments and apple slices
cinnamon + cane sugar + coarse sugar for glass rimming
cinnamon sticks for garnish
Spread a few spoonfuls of cane sugar, coarse sugar and cinnamon onto a plate. Run an orange segment around the edge of the glass, then press the glass into the cinnamon sugar mixture to coat the rim. Toss a few orange slices in the bottom of the glass. Fill the glass with ice and add the Grand Marnier, tequila and apple cider. Stir the mixture. Garnish with apple slices and cinnamon sticks.
1 cup of organic apple juice
1 cup of sugar-free cranberry juice
1/4th a cup of vodka
1 ½ cups of ginger ale
Sprig of rosemary
Combine apple juice and cranberry juice. Pour vodka and ginger ale into the juices and stir. Serve chilled and garnish with one sprig of rosemary and cranberries.