9 Last Minute Thanksgiving Recipes + Decorating Tips!

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Happy almost Thanksgiving! If you’re anything like me you’ve left the planning until the very last minute. Like very last as in right now today! I rounded up some of my favorite recipes from holidays past that you can whip up today or tomorrow. Just be sure to swing by the store or get an Instacart order ASAP to get all your ingredients. And because y’all are so sweet and I am so thankful for you, I put dessert first. 

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Thanksgiving Tablescape Ideas

Hello on this brrry cold start to Thanksgiving week. How are you planning on staying warm this week? I am thinking of adding soup to my Thanksgiving menu! Speaking of menus, I am sharing some of my tips for some last minute, easy and affordable ways to deck out your table for the feast this Thursday. From sparkles, to metallics to flickering tea lights, these simple ideas will be wowing your guests!

Thanksgiving Tablescapes_Natalie Paramore 1Last night my roommates and I hosted our annual Friendsgiving. We usually spill out on to our porches, but since the weather didn’t cooperate, we borrowed some tables, rented chairs and table cloths and set up in our living room. My roommate Lara got all Pinteresty and spray painted little pumpkins and squashes with metallic spray paint. This is definitely a Pinterest project that is easy to execute and really elevates your table decor! Tip: Be sure to spray a day or two ahead of time, aka, do this today or tomorrow.

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One trick we used at my birthday dinner laying out burlap as a table runner. So easy, very affordable, you can find this at any craft store for a few dollars. Lay out the burlap down the middle of the table, then place the decor on to burlap and voila! Gorgeous and simple table decor. Thanksgiving Tablescapes_Natalie Paramore 3Old wine bottles make great holders for sparkly branches. Insider tip: Most fall decor is on sale at stores, so grab some while they last! Use that left over spray paint to give old wine bottles some sheen.

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The more bumps and lumps you can find on gourds, the more fun the are to use as centerpieces.

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Serve water in glass bottles. You can find vintage ones like these at places like Homegoods for $2-$3 each. Talk about a bargain!

Thanksgiving Tablescapes_Natalie Paramore 8Canning jars make adorable holders for tea lights! From flickering and friendly to intimate and inviting, the little lights will draw everyone around the table!

 

For more tips for your Thanksgiving feast, check out my chat with Keri Bellacosa this morning on My Fox Austin this morning!

 

My Favorite Time of Year!

Today officially starts my favorite time of year! I love the holidays and fall and pumpkins and

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Christmas music and hot chocolate and… I could go on and on and on! Does this time of year make anyone else as giddy as me? As I gear up for the holidays with decorations and meal inspiration, I want to share of few ideas I’m thinking about trying this year!

Isn’t this pumpkin candle holder cute? I think, maybe, I could actually DIY this.

Or what about this vintage-looking Thanksgiving spread? Are you planning a traditional feast this year or something different?

Or how about these cute little oreo turkeys?

Rest assured, I’ll be researching the interwebs for lots of fun ideas for the holidays. I’m even working on a fun post with a giveaway for you all. Stay tuned!

Disclaimer: I grabbed these photos off Google. I did not take them.