Make Merry: The Leftovers
Thanksgiving festivities are on everyone’s mind this week– but do you plan for all the leftovers you wake up to the morning after? Once the extended family is on their way back home and you’re sprawled out on your couch with a pot belly and messy kitchen, hosting another dinner party is probably not the first thing on your mind. But think of it as a win-win– you get to celebrate the season again PLUS you and your guests can rid your homes of excess vittals quickly. Send out an SOS email to all your neighbors and girlfriends you won’t see on Turkey Day, throw on some classy, but casual attire, and put those leftovers to use!
Because Thanksgiving is generally a brown-and-green holiday (if you go colorful with your decor, good for you! Most tablescapes I see for Thanksgiving are all neutrals), brighten up the scene with bright blues, teals, and creams. Pull out an assortment of bottles and jars for your tabletop, zigzag soft rugs around the floor, and use your funkiest linens for the occasion. Leave the holiday tunes for another party; this time around, plug Hall and Oates, Earth Wind and Fire, or Al Green into your iTunes and get the party atmosphere flowing. Dance party after a weekend-long bingefest is a must!
Forget the heavy turkey and ham dishes– use your underrated Thanksgiving leftovers in new, creative ways. No pies, tarts, or stuffing allowed! Make it a vegetarian feast– or pay homage to your turkey with classy sandwiches.
Cocktails | Sparkling Apple Sangria
Main | Pumpkin Fettuccine
Dessert | Sparkling Cranberries