Who’s hosting Thanksgiving this year? Whether you’re hosting or not, you may have your mind on all the Thanksgiving and Friendsgiving things. November is here and it’s the best time of the year for recipes!
This year will be my 3rd or 4th time to host Thanksgiving for my family. I’m so excited! And of course my mind is on beautiful tablescapes, fall decor, and my favorite recipes. What are your favorite traditions and recipes for this time of year?
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Here’s what’s going on this month:
- Thanksgiving Tablescape Ideas
- Fall Gathering Decor
- 7 Favorite Thanksgiving Recipes
- Tips For Hosting Fall Gatherings
- Life Lately
Thanksgiving Tablescape Ideas
Fall Gathering Decor
Now for one of my favorite things: making a tablescape come to life! Here are a few of my favorites for beautiful fall gatherings.
7 Favorite Thanksgiving Recipes
It’s REALLY tough for me to choose just 7 recipes. There are so many that I love! But if I had to choose just 7 recipes for Thanksgiving this year, here’s what they would be:
Our most popular mashed potatoes recipe! So easy to make, and SO delicious. Definitely a classic and a crowd pleaser!
One of my favorite, easy to make side dishes! It’s incredibly flavorful and the coziest of side dishes.
Can’t have Thanksgiving recipes without the star of the show: turkey! If you’re wanting to take your main dish up a notch, this The BEST Citrus Tea-Glazed Roasted Turkey recipe is made to impress.
Another stunning side dish, you’ll love how easy this one is to make! This Vegan Green Bean Casserole is like classic green bean casserole, but taken up a notch with rosemary, garlic, and mushrooms.
Probably my most favorite salad EVER, but also completely perfect as a Thanksgiving side dish. I’m obsessed and I know you will be too!
If you’re looking for something impressive for Thanksgiving dessert, this Bourbon Pumpkin Cheesecake recipe is PHENOMENAL. All of the flavors of fall in a beautiful, indulgent cheesecake!
Another fun and unique dessert for Thanksgiving! These Fudgy Pumpkin Brownies are as amazing as they sound and something that everyone will want to indulge in.
And because I couldn’t choose just 7…here’s a few more!
Tips For Hosting Fall Gatherings
While there’s so much joy in hosting a fall gathering, it can also be overwhelming and/or stressful. Here are a few of my favorite tips for making fall gatherings (like Thanksgiving) go as smoothly as possible!
- How To Host A Small Thanksgiving
- The Ultimate Fall Cleaning Checklist
- 15 Ways To Reduce Holiday Stress
- How To Create A Fall-Inspired Cheese Board
- 10 Tips For Making Your Home Cozier This Fall
- Organizing Thanksgiving Leftovers (And What To Do With Them)
Last month we FINALLY made it to the pumpkin patch! It was a big deal because we hadn’t been in two years, and it was Ollie’s first time to go. Last year October was a pretty rough month for us when our home was hit with sickness and then an epic ice storm that knocked out our electricity for 19 days (YUP…it was so crazy), so to be able to actually enjoy fall and go to the this year was such a blessing!
In other news, our house is coming along. It’s fully framed and the roof is on! Yesterday we had our electrical walk through and chose where we wanted all of our lighting/electricity. It was a lot, but so fun to really walk through the house and look at everything! I am beyond ready to move in. We had Ollie with us so didn’t get to take photos, but hoping to do a full tour on Insta Stories soon and planning on adding a full update on here soon! 🙂