10 Beautiful Thanksgiving Table Settings {diy}

Autumn Tablescape


1.   Aqua & Yellow Fall Tablescape ~ If you’re looking for a stylish way to decorate your dining table this fall, this is the perfect post for you!  The non-traditional color palette of aqua and yellow is fabulous.  There are many little details you don’t want to miss.

Simple yet Stylish Table Setting {Dinner Party Table Ideas}


2.  Simple yet Stylish Table Setting {Dinner Party Table Ideas} ~ While this table idea was designed for a wedding reception, the overall idea would be perfect for a small dinner party as well. Using Mason Jars and a Can and filling them with candles and flowers you create a beautiful center piece. Then taking butcher paper as a table cover and place setting with your guest names by their seats, you will be able to create a well put together table that is both stylish and inexpensive.

Natural Neutral Thanksgiving Place Setting {Thanksgiving Table}


3.  Natural Neutral Thanksgiving Place Setting {Thanksgiving Table} ~ Pine cones are the finishing touch that make this place setting! Using similar neutral colored table linens along with gathered pine cones from the back yard, your Thanksgiving table will be beautifully put together yet simple!

A Thanksgiving Feast


4.  Thanksgiving Day Table  ~ Pinecones, mini pumpkins, wheat, lace and candlelight combined make a rustic yet elegant table scape for Thanksgiving.

Thanksgiving Centerpiece

5.  Thanksgiving Pilgram Hat Centerpiece ~ This is a post featuring a tutorial on how to create a unique and festive pilgrim hat and floral centerpiece. With a little help from a template and some bean and corn you’ll create a beautiful Thanksgiving table centerpiece that will wow your guests! Thanksgiving Centerpieces 6.  Pumpkin Flower Arrangements ~ How beautiful!  I love fresh festive flowers! Who says you have to carve pumpkins into jack-o-lanterns?  You can still have yummy baked pumpkin seeds when you scoop the center out.

Autumn Table Set Up

7.  A Beautiful Fresh Thanksgiving Place Setting ~ This place setting is a fresh new take on a more traditional style place setting! Using modern color scheme of yellow, gray and a lemons! Beautiful and festive! Thanksgiving Tablescape 8.  Painted Pumpkins Thanksgiving Tablescape ~ Who says you can’t add a little glam to your Thanksgiving Table?! This is a beautiful way to set the table for your feast! At every place setting a gold pumpkin you can create yourself using a can of spray paint! Beautiful, sophisticated and festive! Thanksgiving Tablescape 9.  Thanksgiving Kid Table Crafts ~ Lisa Storms has designed a cute Thanksgiving kids table that is completely DIY.  From the pilgrim hat crayon holder to the pumpkin pie tin filled with a pre dinner snack, the kids Thanksgiving table will keep them entertained before, during, and after Thanksgiving dinner.

13 Ways to Fold a Napkin Fancy

10.  13 Ways to Fold Napkins Fancy ~ Learn how to fold a napkin fancy for an elegant dinner party or just for fun!  Here are 12 napkin folding step-by-step tutorials.



Perfect Fall Cocktail: Pumpkin Chai Martini


Pumpkin Chai Martini:

Just in time for Fall! This cocktail is everything you love about chai: a little creamy; a little sweet; but subtly spiced with all the delicious spices that make the holidays taste and smell so delicious.  Plus, of course, a little vodka.


1oz prepared chai tea mix
1oz half-and-half, or milk
1oz vanilla vodka 
ground cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice, for sprinkling on top


  • Pour ingredients in an ice-filled mixing glass.
  • Stir.
  • Strain into a martini glass.
  • Garnish with ground cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon stick and serve! 

Scrumptious Pumpkin Bars Recipe


Pumpkin Bars

These bars are absolutely amazing!  Simple to make and delicious!

4 eggs
1 2/3 cups granulated sugar
1 cup vegetable oil
15-ounce can pumpkin
2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda

8-ounce package cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
2 cups sifted confectioners’ sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Using an electric mixer at medium speed, combine the eggs, sugar, oil and pumpkin until light and fluffy. Stir together the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, salt and baking soda. Add the dry ingredients to the pumpkin mixture and mix at low speed until thoroughly combined and the batter is smooth. Spread the batter into a greased 13 by 10-inch baking pan. Bake for 30 minutes. Let cool completely before frosting. Cut into bars.

To make the icing: Combine the cream cheese and butter in a medium bowl with an electric mixer until smooth. Add the sugar and mix at low speed until combined. Stir in the vanilla and mix again. Spread on cooled pumpkin bars.

6 Delightful {easy} Fall Centerpiece Ideas!!!


Halloween Hurricane:

Fill glass container with layers of beans, starting with red lentils (because they are smallest and will creep through other beans), then white and black beans. If you choose to add a pillar candle, place the candle in the middle of the top layer before filling entire layer. Arrange votive candles and mini pumpkins with glass container on a glass or other tray for an instant Halloween centerpiece!


Awesome Eye Candy:

Layer mini marshmallows, black licorice, pumpkin Peeps, more mini marshmallows, large black gumballs, candy corns, ghost Peeps, large orange gumballs and mini yellow gumballs.  Stick a variety of lollipops into the top and Voila!!!  Mini marshmallows were used as filler inside the jar.  All candy items were found at local grocery and craft stores. So cute!


Glitter Pumpkins:

With paintbrush, spread layer of white glue over the surface of a small pumpkin. Place pumpkin on a paper plate or newspaper to catch excess glitter.  Sprinkle powder glitter over glue, covering completely.   Let dry for an hour, then shake off excess powder.  Coat stem with brown acrylic paint, let dry.  Once dry, the stem can also be covered in brown glitter if desired. The pumpkins will keep for months!!  So festive and simple!  My little one will be helping with this project!


Pumpkin Flowers:

For a different look, try putting the flowers inside of the pumpkin rather than around it.  Above we see fall blossoms in shades of yellow, red and orange, plus curly willow for a touch of height.  A perfect piece for the center of any Dinner table!!


Painted Pumpkins:

First remove the stem from the pumpkin and start painting with craft paint. Craft paint is thicker than the spray glitter paint.  Add another thin layer of color and shine with spray glitter paint.  White pumpkins are even easier;  they only need a sprinkle of glitter.    Ready to embellish?!?  Cut apart decorative “holiday picks” and glue them to the top of the pumpkins. This collection of pretty pumpkins works as well on a dining table as a centerpiece as it does on a coffee table.  Love this idea!!!


Ribbon Pumpkins:

Adding ribbon is a totally easy way to decorate with pumpkins.   Throw  decorated pumpkins inside a vintage bowl or basket to make your Fall table-top complete!!


Skinny Pumpkin Cream Cheese Bread Recipe

pump cream bread

Skinny Pumpkin Cream Cheese Bread
Prep time: 20 mins    Cook Time : 40 mins  Total Time:  1 hour
A delicious and moist pumpkin cream cheese bread with half of the calories!
  • 1-1/2 c. pureed pumpkin
  • ½ c. unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 whole egg
  • 3 egg whites
  • 1 c. all-purpose flour
  • ⅔ c. whole wheat flour
  • ½ c. Stevia Cup For Cup sweetener
  • ½ c. granulated sugar1 t. baking soda
  • ½ t. ground cinnamon1/2 t. ground nutmeg
  • Cream filling:
  • 8 oz. reduced fat cream cheese
  • ¼ c. granulated sugar
  • 1 T. all-purpose flour
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 t. vanilla extract
  1. For the Batter: With an electric mixer, beat the pumpkin, applesauce, egg, and egg whites on medium speed until smooth. In a separate bowl, combine the flours, Stevia, sugar, baking soda, cinnamon and nutmeg. Slowly mix the flour mixture into the pumpkin mixture.
  2. For the cream cheese filling: Beat the cream cheese, sugar, vanilla, egg whites and flour until creamy and smooth.
  3. Grease 2 8x4x2″ loaf pans. Divide half of the batter between the two pans. Pour half of the filling in one pan and the other half in the second pan and smooth with the back of a spoon. Top with the remaining batter.
  4. Bake in a 350 degree oven for about 40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Don’t overbake or your bread will be dry on the edges. Cool and remove from pans. Store in the refrigerator in an airtight container.