Thanksgiving is the start of the season when I start getting all domestic. And when I get domestic, I start crafting like crazy, cleaning the house, and I break out my copy of The Joy of Cooking because I suddenly want to cook everything from scratch. It’s not just any copy of that book, but a really old one, which used to be my mother’s, and maybe even used to be my grandmother’s. It’s beat up and even has some ancient traces of cookie dough on a few pages. I would be absolutely lost without this cookbook, which makes no sense to me, because any other recipe books I own must have photos.
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But there’s something very cool and retro about cooking from a cookbook with no pictures and recipes written almost 80 years ago. So when I decided to make Thanksgiving place cards this year, I decided they had to be retro, too. Note that you can also use these as food table tents, which is especially handy if you are serving food buffet style. (Pro tip: label the food with common allergens if you don’t know the dietary requirements of all your Thanksgiving guests. Labeling nuts as an ingredient is especially important!)
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Printable Thanksgiving Table Decorations
Also, here’s our newest set of printable party and holiday decorations – just in time for Thanksgiving! The four fun and kid-friendly paper printables include cupcake toppers, water bottle labels and mini candy bar wrappers.
Having your kids print these out, cut them out, and decorate your table will totally get them into the holiday spirit, while simultaneously keeping them out of the kitchen – brilliant, yes?
I wonder if there is a way I can get the cute retro plaacecards in another format. My 11 year old daughter wants to hook them onto spools of thread kind of like a photo holder, but our image quality is so poor. To save on ink, I want to try to fit 6 or 8 to a page because all I need is the front.**Hosting Thanksgiving for the inlaws this year**