I’ve always loved Thanksgiving for a few reasons. Sitting around a table with people you love, enjoying a home-cooked meal with leftovers for days, and it’s the holiday that kicks off the christmas season.

I always look forward to waking up to sharing a cup of coffee with my dad in the early hours of the morning and watching the Macy’s Day Parade with my sisters until it’s time to prepare for our Thanksgiving lunch.

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays because it is centered around togetherness and gratitude. It let’s you rest (post meal) and spend time enjoying each other without an agenda.

Last week, Clayton and I had a little pre-Thanksgiving dinner with his brother and sister-in-law. We got to ring in the season with home-cooked goodness and a pretty fall-themed table setting. I love any excuse for a dinner party, and the fast approaching holiday seemed like the perfect excuse!


Decorating a table has to be one of the most fun things about having a dinner party. I went the easy, disposable route by using paper plates and napkins. Luckily, Shindig Paperie has no lack in adorable, season-themed party supplies to make your hosting beautiful without the clean up.


On the Menu:
Meat + Cheese Board
Fall Kale Salad
Roasted Sweet Potatoes
Maple Bacon Brussel Sprouts
Lemon-Pepper Rotisserie Chicken


Hosting a dinner like this was so fun and makes me that much more eager to get home to Dallas for the holidays to recreate it with my family.

What are some of your favorite Thanksgiving traditions and recipes? Do you have any hosting-hacks to make life a little easier?

Table Decoration and Accessories provided by Shindig Paperie

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