The family and the feast are what makes Thanksgiving something to remember.
Kim Stoegbauer, owner and designer of The TomKat Studio says you make those memories shine with a few simple entertaining tips.
Kim, who has been featured on MarthaStewart.com, InStyle Magazine and People.com says printable party projects can make an ordinary table look like it's torn from the pages of a magazine.
She offers these tips to design a dessert display this Nov. 25:
1. Design a Thanksgiving Dessert Table
Instead of the usual pumpkin pie, create a tempting dessert buffet table full of sweet options for your guests. Or, ask your guests to each bring their favorite dessert.
Plan ahead and find out what each guest is bringing so you can setup your cake stands, platters and décor on the dessert table.
Use TomKat Studio's Printable Designs to create a dessert menu and individual labels for each dessert to display on the table.
2. Use Versatile White Dinnerware
White is versatile and easy to work with for any event!
Keep your eye out at stores like HomeGoods and Marshalls for pretty cake stands, bowls and plates. You can also find a wide variety available on Amazon.
Wal-mart has square and rectangular pieces that work beautifully for dessert tables. Build your collection, and you'll be using them over and over again for every event you host!
3. Peek Around Your Own House before You Shop!
The first thing I do when planning a party or photo shoot is wander around my house looking for anything that could possibly go with the color scheme/style.
Keep your eye out for boxes, baskets, frames and accessories that you can incorporate on the dessert table or to decorate the party. You will be surprised what you find! I used a big tin letter "T" from my son's room as the focal point for his birthday dessert table, along with other nautical themed items that my mom had in her house. I used a huge iron crown that was in my daughter's nursery to frame a dessert table for a friend's Princess party! Get creative!
Other resources to plan the perfect Thanksgiving feast:
Paper Glitter (free color page for kids)
HomeGoods (dessert table plates/décor)
Pumpkins & Pears Printable Party Collection at The TomKat Studio
Decadent Delights (Gilbert)
Modern Cupcake (Chandler)
Sweeties by Kim (Custom Oreos)
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