How to throw a Thanksgiving dinner party

Yes I know we don’t celebrate Thanksgiving in Australia but hey, I’ll take any excuse to throw a dinner party. I love everything about planning a dinner party, from creating the invitations, curating the menu to setting the table and grocery shopping. I’m currently planning this years festivities, so I thought I’d share last years Thanksgiving my sister and I curated.

Planning a theme:
You want a cohesive theme for a table setting, last year I had rustic brown and orange hues. So think brown placemats, pinecone settings, twine for the napkins and rosemary sprigs. It’s really not that expensive to throw a dinner party, the most expensive item here was probably the giant pumpkin! I brought these brown placemats from Kmart ($3 each), foraged the pinecones from Serpentine forest, used sprigs of rosemary from my garden and utilised pre-owned pillar candles. Honestly, most of the time I just use props from around the house to set up the table, you can truly create a story from preowned decorations rather than spend a fortune on new ones.

I coordinated the invitations, dinner menu and placement cards with this pumpkin design from Etsy. Once you purchase the design you can customise invitations and menu’s with the logo.

Invitations:
If you follow my instagram you know I am a ritual wax sealer. Sending out a good old fashioned invitation was no exception for this occasion. I chose brown envelopes with a gold wax seal from Fiona Ariva.

Dinner Menu:
This is how my menu went-

Here are the recipes:

  • Cranberry brie prosciutto crostini’s

Stay tuned for this years festivities!

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