Friday, November 9, 2012

thanksgiving inspiration

I am hosting thanksgiving for our army family this year and I am very excited! I absolutely love hosting. I love getting the house ready, decorating, and having all of my favorite people in one room. It really is the best. In order to prepare for this event I have been looking on pinterest and some of my favorite blogs for inspiration.


      I love the bulb lights in this room and the large family style table. It so cozy. For more pictures of this dinner go here


I think this sign is such a good reminder. It will also look great on my chalkboard! 


Love the pop of yellow with my natural elements.


Write a note on each place card telling your friends (or family) why you are thankful for them. I love this!


I also love the idea of craft paper on the tables. Originally this was made for the kids table.. but hey .. i love it for the adults table as well! 


One thing I love about hosting is thinking about all the little details. I found a great printable here.




Happy Planning!

xo 

anna lizbeth

23 comments:

  1. Love this! I need to start thinking about this! We are hosting a friends giving. I love the lights in the first picture. Can't wait to hear how yours goes!

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  2. Love your blog! I am hosting Thanksgiving for the first time this year too! Thanks for some great ideas!

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  3. GREAT ideas!!!!
    I'm loving the hanging lights as well!
    I think my second favorite is adding the little notes of why you're thankful for those people. :)

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  4. I love little place cards for holidays. Unfortunately at my house, we just eat wherever, no table all laid out. Maybe its a tradition ill adopt late in life when I cook myself!
    http://coffeebeansandbobbypins.blogspot.com/

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  5. wow! that's exciting to be hosting this year. Good luck! and I love your inspiration so far...especially the lights, those are cool!

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  6. Love your Thanksgiving planning! I'm sure you'll make everyone feel right at home. I've always wanted to do place cards - maybe someday when I start hosting holidays.

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  7. love your thanksgiving decor ideas! we have been brainstorming cute table scape & menu ideas to post about as well! thank god for pinterest!!!

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  8. Beautiful decor. Thank you for posting these great ideas!

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  9. Oh, how cute and fun! Love this!

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  10. I wish that I had an army family. I just don't. Last year--it was my mom, husband and I. It was nice though.

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  11. Lovely blog<3
    Check out mine sometime if you want :)
    xx
    http://aimerose.blogspot.com

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  12. these are all such great inspirational photos!! if my house was only bigger I would host a little something... so, In the mean time I'll get excited with what you come up with!!! HA

    xo Jessica
    www.NewlyLoved.com
    -check it out!-

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  13. i LOVE all of these ideas!!! love using kraft paper as a tablecloth...it's cute and then we just throw it away with less to clean up! can't wait to see your thanksgiving dinner...i know it will be amazing :)

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  14. love it! brown paper is one of my favorite decors ;)

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  15. I'm loving all the various uses for paper. It looks gorgeous!

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  16. Beautiful blog! I just looked through your wedding photos and they are absolutely breathtaking! Thank you for stopping by my blog today:)

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  17. it was great i´ll be back soon!

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  18. How fun that you are hosting this year! I've always wanted to host thanksgiving, but it will probably be a few years before that happens. Great inspiration pictures - looking forward to seeing what you come up with!

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  19. your blog is adorable... and you and your husband are like the cutest thing in the world!!!!

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  20. Great ideas here! You have a lovely blog!

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  21. I can't even wait.

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  22. I love all of this post! I also love your blog! Newest follower!

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  23. I love all of it. Great inspiration!

    Misfit Librarian
    http://misfitlibrariansadventures.blogspot.com

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