Modern Grateful Dinner Party

Happy New Year! I hope you all had wonderful holidays and wish you all the best for 2015.

Ok, so it’s taken me a long time to post these — but rather than feel guilty (and share that guilt with you) I’m going to be happy to share this bit of fun that I had over Thanksgiving. While its certainly a fall themed tablescape, I hope some of these ideas can inspire you for a variety of entertaining.

As we had fairly recently moved and didn’t yet have an oven, we went over to a friend’s house. She has a bigger apartment with a nice long table. My hubby cooked 4 dishes and I decorated. While I can’t quite seem to give up black and white, I wanted to add in some natural, earthy elements.

I started with a banner, naturally.


We had a runner on hand (old Crate and Barrel) that worked with my natural theme.


I had some fun with pumpkins and used them as vases.  We cut a hole in the pumpkins and filled them with flowers in a couple of variations, along the length of the table.



And, of course, I had to add some gold with votives and christmas ornaments (always preparing for the next holiday!).  I added some rosemary (it smelled so good!) to the napkins, tied up with gold twine.


For some interaction, I made this poster for people to write the things they are grateful for this year. Some of the foreign guys thought this was weird, so it wasn’t as popular as I would have liked, but I thought it was fun.


And you may have seen this pie on Instagram. This was a great cut out. I’m definitely using this idea again.


All in all, I think it turned out pretty well. I hope you enjoyed it, even a bit late. xoxo