Well, Thanksgiving is gonna be here before we know it, and joining in the fun of the Traditions Thanksgiving Linky Party, I started to think, and to plan a few details for the day. You know, beyond the turkey, the stuffing,and the pies. (Be sure and check out all of the blogs participating in the Linky Party! You'll find some terrific Thanksgiving decorating, and tablescape ideas, plus some really great recipes!!!) This Linky party is going to be a lot of fun because we are travelling from North to South, East to West to include hostesses from Canada and the US!
Since the Canadian Thanksgiving holiday is October 8th and the American Thanksgiving holiday is November 22, this party will run for 7 weeks from October 3 to November 20th.
I'm going to have so much fun joining my crafty co-hosts from At The Picket Fence, Freckled Laundry, It's So Very Cheri, Mrs. Hine's Class, Notes From A Cottage Industry and Three Mango Seeds!
Each week your hostess will post a delicious Thanksgiving recipe, a DIY or craft related to that week's party theme as well as a family tradition that they share with their loved ones every Thanksgiving!
October 3 - 9: Thanksgiving Tablescapes here at Setting for Four
October 10 - 16: Printables at Notes From A Cottage Industry
October 17 - 23: Mantel Decor at Mrs. Hine's Class
October 24 -30: Kid's Craft at At The Picket Fence
October 31- Nov 6: Bunting at It's So Very Cheri
Nov 7 - 13: Centerpiece at Freckled Laundry
Nov 14 - 20: Front Door/Porch Decor at Three Mango Seeds
Speaking of this Linky Party, you should check out Heather's fabulous tablescape ideas here..
...and Check out her yummy Maple Syrup Acorn Squash Casserole recipe here as well..doesn't it look de-lish?
I got so excited about this seasonal Linky Party that I almost forgot what I was sharing.
Last night I went ahead and made my favorite better-than-Pumpkin-Pie dessert. Mmmmm, just as yummy as we remembered it.
Of course there were leftovers, and that got me thinking some more. I like to keep a good stash of disposable containers for friends and family to take leftovers home after a meal at our home. My personal favorite are the cardboard fold up boxes, and round tubs with lids that you can find at places like Cash and Carry, or any Restaraunt Supply. (I actually got my huge supply of fold up boxes for two bucks at a yard sale several years back, when someone was closing a deli!) You can get a nice selection plastic tubs with lids of all sizes at your local Dollar Store, as well as several kinds of aluminum foil tubs with tops.
I also keep brown craft paper handled paper bags to load the conatiners into, so guests feel like they are taking home a special little prezzie when they leave.
This year I am going a step further, and I'll be adding a cute sign to let folks know where they can grab their To-Go containers after the table is cleared this Thanksgiving. And, as part of my Thanksgiving Traditions link up party, I've decided to share them with you as a gift from me. Simply Download Thanksgiving leftover sign for the pdf. Then print on the paper of your choice, fold in half to make a free standing sign card, and enjoy. (You can really change the look simply by changing the type of paper.)
You can print the sign on cardstock, or scrapbook paper, or even on an old book page if you like. Once it's printed, you can fold it in half and it will stand on it's own...or you can set it near your own to-go station in a sweet picture frame, or a vintage sign holder, like I did.
Whatcha think? It's one more unexpected slice of charm.
And I think your guests will love you for it.
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