tott-tableWe know how hard it is to entertain guests. We’ve made a sizeable and award-winning business out of it. (Had to just boast for a moment.)

These two great tips will cut your stress a bit and are our Thanksgiving gift to you! They were both submitted by our own Karen Gramlich!

Table Décor – Festive and Seasonal is the Name of the Game!

Take a walk outside a day or two before Thanksgiving and enjoy the outdoors while assembling your table scape! Find things in nature – like pinecones, acorns, and stunning fall leaves – to fill vases with, along with some tall candles. Gorgeous, super easy and inexpensive.

Floating candles are always a cost-effective option or you could also line your table with candles in varying heights.  These items also pair well with left over pumpkins from Halloween.

Paint the pumpkins white or put those mini pumpkins that didn’t get painted to use on your Thanksgiving table.

Perfect Pumpkin Appetizer Recipe

Whether you are hosting, or you’re a guest who was asked to bring an appetizer, you know darn well that you do not want to upstage the meal. Also, let’s be honest, you want it to be easy, because cooking Thanksgiving takes work and so does driving to the feast at someone else’s home!

Without further ado . . .

The Easiest Thanksgiving Appetizer (Or Even Dessert!) Pumpkin Dip

  • 1 (8-oz.) package cream cheese, softened
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 (15-oz.) can pumpkin
  • 1 T pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 T cinnamon

Mix ingredients completely and serve with Gingersnaps, apple slices, and grapes!

We wish you all a happy and healthy Thanksgiving!

The Entire Talk of the Town Team