My First Thanksgiving Hosting!

It may still be Thanksgiving, but I am pleased to report that my first Thanksgiving meal was a success! I may have only had to host for 4 people (my in-laws, Kyle & I)…but I was prepared to cook a feast for 12.  Despite not being able to go to Florida to spend time with my parents, new nephew, brother & sister-in-law, I am so thankful that I have amazing in-laws & a fantastic husband to make this holiday memorable.

IMG_4236

My morning started bright and early with some crafting. I bought this fox kit from Paper Source weeks ago and had every intention of making the foxes for place settings WELL before Thanksgiving Day…better late than never I guess!

IMG_4238

And he turned out great!

IMG_4239

 

Bacon & onions simmering in butter is one of the best smells ever!

IMG_4242

I still haven’t showered at this point, but hey that’s what the holidays are about! Why shower when you’re bound to get flour & water & crumbs ALL over you??? And you blogger friends know I’m only human!

Setting the table was fun – and with just the 4 of us, I kept it simple. Our wedding china, place mats & napkins (similar) from West Elm, and some wine glasses that were filled with amazing wine straight from Italy (thanks again!!).


IMG_4251

IMG_4252

IMG_4260

But my really proud moment – the food! Homemade rolls, sweet potato casserole (1 failed attempt, and 1 successful attempt), party potatoes, green beans, strawberry pretzel salad, & stuffing! All to go with our amazing ham (because I hate turkey).

IMG_4263

IMG_4264

IMG_4269

IMG_4270

IMG_4271

YUMMMMM!

IMG_4274

I hope you all had an amazing day and were able to spend it with family & friends. I am so thankful that Kyle & I are fortunate enough to enjoy the holidays in the comfort of a nice, warm apartment, with good food & even better company.

Although our meal was followed by a Butler University Basketball loss, the day is far from ruined!! Hopefully we will be getting some holiday shopping in later this evening!

Join the list to get my 28 Day Life & Instagram Challenge free and access to other exclusive content!

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *