Are you entertaining friends or family the day after Thanksgiving? I always find that weekend challenging for entertaining – it’s a great weekend to do it with friends and family in town, everyone feeling the festive Thanksgiving spirit. However, I start to decorate my house for Christmas that weekend, so I always feel a little too dis-organized for entertaining!
One idea I had for making this process a bit smoother, is to decorate with items that work for both holidays! Take the picture above from Pottery Barn – the rustic colors lend itself to Thanksgiving decor, but the twig stars can carry you all the way through Christmas! Natural centerpieces are also a great way to go – a bowl full of artichokes, or pomegranates will add texture and color to your table.
Re-purpose your leftover turkey by serving a turkey pot pie for dinner, add in a side of maple-glazed acorn squash and a delicious chocolate souffle cake for dessert! YUM! Your guests won’t even realize they are eating leftover turkey!