Alright my loves, Thanksgiving is only a couple weeks away and I couldn’t wait to share a sneak peek of our Thanksgiving tablescape with you girls! 90% of you voted YES on my insta story poll last week to see more entertaining posts on The Honeybee and I couldn’t be happier. These style posts are definitely a lot of more work but I TRULY love doing them and am so glad you girls want to see more of them too! This Thanksgiving is particularly special for us because my brother and his family moved to SoCal last month (YEAH! adding four more cousins closer to us!) and my family from the East coast is flying in to be with us as well. We are going to have a FULL house and I can’t wait to host everyone! So without further a do here is a sneak peek at what will be going down in our backyard come Thanksgiving Day!
So as mentioned we are going to have a Full house this thanksgiving. Our current dining room isn’t big enough to host all our 15 guests, so this year we are taking it outdoors (the upside to Fall in SoCal!). We are always entertaining in our backyard and once all the kiddos toys and play things are cleared out 😉 it’s the perfect space to create a little dinner party. This year i’m doing one long to able (my favorite!) and smaller kids table next to it.
I am SO happy with how the garland turned out. A lot of you were asking about it on my instagram stories and I designed at a place in Newport Beach called Urban Gardner. It was a little bit on the pricy side but I think I may have found a delivery service that does them for less so let me know if you’re interested and i’ll share!
I used our everyday all white dinner plates and reused the same gold flatware I purchased from Target for last years Thanksgiving Dinner Table.
I plan on being in boyfriend jeans with a fun off the shoulder top this year (something a little flowy and oversized of course 😉
I shared some snaps the other day on my Insta Stories about the kids Thanksgiving table I was prepping (and will share some more behind the scenes shots on there today for you girls). I really wanted something fun and casual. I loved the idea of distressed and mis matched chairs. I found the perfect colorable tablecloth from Target along with the bronze napkins and plastic cutlery. I swear I basically want everything from the Spritz line at Target (am I right?!) I then just added a few greens (literally $2.99 a bunch) and pumpkins from Trader Joe’s to finish it off.
andddd let’s be honest….who doesn’t want a little Flarp at their Thanksgiving Dinner?! LOL Have your kids tried this stuff? Mine are obsessed! It’s not Thanksgiving chic by any means 😉 but I will definitely be mom and auntie of the year when the kids see it on the table. (Hey…whatever buys you a few more minutes of entertainment right?!
I found these fun Faux Fur Rugs at Target and decided to throw them on the bench at the last minute and am so happy with the way they turned out.
Can we just talk about this table?! We have rented furniture when we’ve had parties in the past where I ended up spending so much money on pieces that would ultimately be covered with a tablecloths. This year I rented the this stunning table, bench mismatched chairs and all the brass candle holders from Sweet Salvage Rentals and am BEYOND happy with them! I shared some snaps on my insta stories a couples weeks ago from her warehouse and honestly was BLOWN away with how many beautiful vintage pieces they carry. (if you girls are local and have events coming up I HIGHLY recommend checkout out the site. You can also mention ANDEELAYNE and get 10% OFF your rental too) .
I love the warmth that a little colored glass gives. If you’re local, I rented mine from CherishedRentals.
(photos by Vlentine)
Alright letssss break it down! There are so many festive pieces out right now. I’ve rounded up tons of my favorites for you girls below at all different price points! I will also add the Pottery Barn is having their Spend More Save More Sale (with 25% OFF lots of goodies in the Holiday Entertaining Department on SALE). Anthropologie is offering 20% OFF Home items too!
I have so many wine glasses and I am always shopping for more (maybe because we use them so often lol). They’re such a fun way to instantly play up your tablescape and I’m loving so many of these creative styles above!
I opted for a metallic gold one last year but this year since we are entertaining our guests outdoor, I went with more of a boho relaxed vibe with these chargers. I love that I will be able to use them again for Spring/Summer entertaining too.
There are so many fun options right now! I am really loving those two bronzed serving trays!
and lastly let’s talk “the Extra’s”….
It’s all about those fun little extra pieces that really pull the table together and finish it off. I like to add in a some unique pieces like these salt and peppers holders, this wine bottle coaster or these mini place card holders.
I used two of these Gold Candle Holders last year (full post HERE) and they were perfect for Christmas time too. I just ordered this Double Barrel Drink Cart Station (that just went on SALE!) and will be using it on Thanksgiving. I plan on putting beers on one side and wine on the other. We’ve gotten so much use out of this outdoor drink stand that I figured we would get tons of use out of the double one as well. If you have more of a formal indoor thanksgiving planned, This Bronze Mutli Wine Holder Bucket would be perfect!
okay PHEW! That was a lot 😉 I hopefully this post was helpful and you girls all enjoyed this post. Let me know what other kind of entertaining or holiday posts you’d like to see on The Honeybee!