Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Thanksgiving Table - Grown-up style

Like I mentioned in my previous post on our friends in Chicago came to visit us for this important holiday and I really wanted to make things extra-special for them and of course for my family. 

You already know my Dining room was all set-up for this occassion, so now all I did was add on the dinnerware and the cutlery. Here it is pre-dinner...

All Ready!

I added ponsettias for some fresh flowers and greenery since my table was already jam-pakced! I folded the napkins following this super simple instructions on how to do the Diamond fold.


I used my HSN Jonathan Adler glasses  & silverware and added a Champagne flute for you know what.   I used paper placemats I brought from Horchow on clearance for $9 for 50 pcs.

All Set!

Sample Setting

I used my plain gold lined dinnerware I bought from Walmart 2 years ago. Along with the red chargers I've had since 5 years ago. The reindeer place card holders were actually photo holders from Kohls I bought last year!

The finishing touch - FOOD!!!!
Our menu consisted of : Rice, Pancit palabok, Baked salmon, Honey-baked Ham, Lechon Kawali, Kare-kare, Cranberry relish and of course stuffed turkey!!

Dessert consisted of Pumpkin pie, cream puffs and Brazo de Mercedes


I eventually had to remove the centerpieces to make room for more important stuff... :)

The hosts - Me and my handsome hubby!
All ready to partake our feast!

At the end of dinner, we made our Thanksgiving souvenirs - I started this last year, basically it's an ornament filled with all of what each member of our family is thankful for. I just got glass ornaments from Hobby lobby and printed out the paper to write our "Thanks" and stuffed them inside the ornament for each family! :)

Hope you all had a festive thanksgiving!!!!!

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  1. WOW! Your table is absolutely beautiful! I love all of the little details and I love the idea of using a photo holder as a place card holder!

    Stopping by from the Dare to DIY series :)

  2. This is BEAUTIFUL. I love all the details and the red is just so festive. And that dress? I'm sort of drooling on it.

    Thanks so much for linking up to Dare to DIY!

  3. Absolutely stunning room and decor! Love it all! So festive!

  4. Wow! The table looks great and hands down on your menu. Sounds (and looks) delicious.

  5. Love your dress. Oh wait, I'm supposed to be focusing on the DIY. Your table is stunning! Thanks for joining the Dare to DIY!


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