How You to Can Set a Fun and Festive Thanksgiving Table

Shauna Hanus

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Try mixing and matching. Don’t take yourself too seriously this should be fun. Pull out all the different styles of dishes you have. Take a look at how you might be able to mix and match for a fun and creative table. If you have only one or two plates from Grandmas china use them. You will be able to think of her and have a great time sharing stories of when you were young and had mashed potato wars on Thanksgiving.

Try new and different things, you will be delightfully surprised with how much fun you will have and how much fun your guests will have. Serve dessert in wine glasses. Try putting appetizers on silver plates. Have the fine china on hand for dessert. Try it all, and you will have a fun Thanksgiving.

Remember you do not have to always be fancy. Serve with flare; add in plenty of color and character. Try using all primary colors. The brightness of red, blue, and yellow will add to the festive feel of your Thanksgiving celebration. If you have cartoon plates and glasses bring them out, it will give your family something to talk about.

Go for a true Thanksgiving theme. Buy some plates with a Thanksgiving pictorial theme. Purchase Thanksgiving serving dishes with turkeys on them. Pair this with autumn colored table linens and sparkling crystal glasses. Then for the silverware shine up the good silver. Your table will sparkle and shine with all the joys of Thanksgiving.

Always remember this is Thanksgiving have a wonderful holiday with your family and friends.

Shauna Hanus is a gourmet cook who specializes in creating gourmet recipes. She has put together a special Thanksgiving e-Cookbook that gives you 73 recipes to cook your leftover turkey as well as two bonus e-books of a special holiday ice cream cookbook that includes favorites like pumpkin pie ice cream and pecan pie ice cream. She has also put together a holiday planning guide to help you have the most enjoyable Thanksgiving ever. You can find all of these at


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