Thanksgiving Recipes + Decor

I am so excited to be going home for Thanksgiving on Wednesday. For the first time in years, we are hosting Thanksgiving at our house, which means I get to develop the perfect decoration scheme and create a fabulous centerpiece as well as cook for hours upon hours in my own kitchen.

Here’s a little bit of what I’m planning and some resources for you!

1. Saveur’s 12 Thanksgiving Menus
This collection of menus from Saveur is my secret weapon. They feature twelve different themes for Thanksgiving, complete with the perfect recipes to go along with each one. My personal favorites are the Chesapeake Bay, Southern Classic, and Traditional New England Thanksgiving menus, but I think the Gluten-Free, Vegetarian, and Thanksgiving for Two menus are quite clever.

2. Martha Stewart Thanksgiving Decor
mla101956_hal09_luminary02_hdSo, Martha has tons and tons of resources on her website for Thanksgiving decor. Pictured above are the Pumpkin Votive Holders. There’s everything from easy centerpieces  to this adorable Mayflower-themed Kids Table.

3. Lauren Conrad Vegetarian Dishes
My parents and I are vegetarian, so we are often asked, “What on earth do you do on Thanksgiving?!” But if you think about it, the only real Thanksgiving staple that isn’t vegetarian is the turkey. Vegetarians still enjoy mashed potatoes, pumpkin pie, and all of the casseroles that show up on the dinner table.

4. Thanksgiving Outfits

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A casual look which works just as well watching/playing football with the boys as it does for helping out in the kitchen. Screen Shot 2013-11-25 at 5.08.55 PM
Better suited for kitchen activities, catching up with the family by the fire, and, of course, enjoying the meal at the table.Screen Shot 2013-11-25 at 5.09.01 PMCute yet comfortable nude, pointed flats with a tasteful, warm dress is the perfect blend for refined and practical feast attire.

5. Levo League 
Cool-Technology-to-Help-You-TravelThere’s this article about giving gratitude on Thanksgiving and this one, which provides travel tips for the holidays.



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