For the last several years we have hosted Thanksgiving at our house. As a child I had multiple places to go for the holidays which continued when I only had one child, Fisher. But after M+L came on along it felt a lot more enjoyable to be the ones hosting. This way whoever wants to see our smiling faces on this lovely holiday knows where to find us and is welcome. And now that most of us are gluten-free - well, I don't want to have to pass up on stuffing. And I know my kids definitely don't want to miss out on pumpkin pie, or apple pie, or any pie at all. At first it was a little difficult to take over the reigns, not for me (cough cough my mom), but now that I've been hosting for awhile people simply offer to donate money rather than bring a dish! I guess it wasn't so bad letting it go after all. I did enjoy my years of simply 'showing up' and I am sure when Fisher, or my sister is ready to take over I'll be ready to donate some funds to their holiday feasts. Only 6 years into this tradition of hosting and my ambitions have already gotten less and less lofty. I have somewhat mastered the gluten-free Thanksgiving (way easier than you'd think), but my dreams of a beautiful table setting continue to elude me. In fact I think they are getting worse. But it's okay as long as the food is getting better, right?
I rounded-up these table setting inspirations awhile back, but if I am being perfectly honest if I get all the food I normally do each Thanksgiving on the table this year, I'll be happy (I haven't even made my grocery store list yet! oops). If you are celebrating Thanksgiving this year, what are your plans? Will you be hosting or guesting this year? (please don't tell me you'll be camping in line eating jack in the box for thanksgiving!)
I also found these super duper cute Thanksgiving drawing sets. I so love this idea and I think it would be perfect for groups of all ages. I am totally (maybe, if I don't procrastinate too hard) going to get one of these for next year. Here is Set One + Set Two
And if you are feeling like decorating but don't know where to begin: This printable Thanksgiving decor set.
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