(All images taken from my Pinterest page)
Always a guest, never a hostess.
One thing I’ve dreamed of doing since I was a kid was hosting my own Thanksgiving dinner. I technically did one year, when my mom woke up sick and we all had to pitch in to help her out (I think I was maybe 7 or 8). That’s right – I’ve known how to prep a turkey since I was 7. Unfortunately, I’ve never had the space, budget, or permission to host one.
So until that day comes where I have a dining room and proper kitchen of my own, I spend my time fantasizing about it on Pinterest – and perfecting my apple pie recipe (my go to thing to bring).
If you grew up in the Midwest like I did, you know how corny people get about decorating their homes for Thanksgiving. The amount of orange, yellow, and brown decorations, napkins, and whatnot is sickeningly cheesy. I’ve always been one to rail against the “traditional” stuff, which is probably why I gravitate toward the images above. The decorations are colorful, but muted, and include natural elements that reflect the food being eaten. There will also be no faux turkeys of any kind – only a real one to eat, of course.
When I do get my chance, you know it’s going to be a classy affair, with cloth napkins, candles, and the most amazing apple pie I’ve spent years perfecting.