Friday, November 19, 2010

Thanksgiving Brunch Buffet Inspiration Board

So what do you do when you love to craft/plan/organize and you've already gotten married? Create an inspiration board for your home parties, of course!

Next week is Thanksgiving, of course. Which on Sixth Avenue in Manhattan means birds-eye Macy's Parade views. You might remember from last year that I posted a picture or two of the awesome view we have of the parade from our balcony.

Well, this year, I wanted to take advantage of our view and the fact that we don't have time to travel and be with family for Thanksgiving, so we are hosting a Thanksgiving breakfast/brunch for friends who would like to come over and share in the parade and some yummy food with us. I can't wait! I'm so excited that I bought a new tablecloth (we only owned one before...bad wife, bad wife...) and have spent time imagining how I want our little brunch spread to look:

(Photo credit, from L->R: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,11,10&12 are personal)

The serving ware we already have from wedding gifts, I bought that pretty tablecloth at TJ Maxx, the flowers are mums from the corner deli, I want to craft those paper pumpkins a la Martha, and the foods are all ones I'm considering making.

Whaddya think? This will be my first time hosting more than four people for a meal -- any suggestions?

What are your interesting/a-typical Thanksgiving plans?


  1. What a great idea! I love those Martha pumpkins :)
    My family usually goes out for dinner on Thanksgiving, but this year is the first year I'm going to J's Dad & Stepmom's for thanksgiving. It should be interesting.

  2. I love the idea! I've never hosted a big dinner like that so I have no thoughts. If you didn't already have servingware, I would have suggested disposable plates so you won't spend the rest of the afternoon/evening doing dishes.

  3. This is such a great idea. I'd do the same if I had your awesome view. We have themed Thanksgiving meals. This year it's Cuban.

  4. @MandC: You had me at "themed meals"! I would love that! I'm not the hugest fan of turkey, plus I adore Cuban food! We even had our rehearsal dinner at the local Cuban restaurant. Yum!