Thanksgiving is *right* up there with my favorite holidays because I mean, FOOD! Amiright? Last year we stayed home and had the teeniest tiniest Thanksgiving feast with just the three of us and lots of Facetimes with our friends and family from afar. This year though, we are vaccinated and ready to talk turkey! I am so excited to celebrate with family again that I have already started testing my menu and making plans for my holiday table, and I did a little test-run at my house thanks to Walmart!This time of year gets so busy for all of us, and I feel the crunch extra hard with it being my peak season for work, so I love that Walmart is such a convenient, one-stop-shop for holiday entertaining prep. They have everything I need from ingredients for food prep to fun party goods and kitchenwares for setting the table. Being able to tackle my grocery list and other holiday prep in one spot is such a time saver (I was in Walmart to work on my Thanksgiving project prep, but I even snuck a peek at some of their Christmas items and knocked a few gifts off Santa’s list too!). I gave my Thanksgiving table a Mod makeover, inspired by the black and white patterned Thyme & Tableline at Walmart. The dot patterned plates with gold rims jumped off the shelves at me, and I mixed in some of the striped pieces from the same set. They fit perfectly with my bamboo flatware and black and white toile fabric that I had from the Waverly Inspirations for Walmart line. I love to mix in color to my table, and the graphic pink, orange and lilac patterned paper goods from the Packed Party collection at Walmart is so fun and punchy and bold! I love the scalloped detail on the party plates! I was browsing the Christmas decorations while I was in the store and the wooden bead garland and black and white ribbon that is woven down the center of the table in between pumpkins came from those new holiday collections! I love that they can be used in different ways all season! A well-set table deserves the most mouth-watering food, and I pulled out all of the classics for my Thanksgiving menu (with a few fun twists, of course!). I gave my mashed potatoes a makeover with cacio e pepe flavors, made a French onion-soup inspired green bean casserole, and paired them with turkey and stuffing. When I’m in recipe testing mode for Thanksgiving, I take a few shortcuts and snagged a pre-made pumpkin pie and cranberry sauce while I was at the store – shh, don’t tell! I’m going all-in on bringing joy to the holiday season this year after some of our traditions took a brief pause last year and prepping festive tables like this gets me so excited for the celebrations ahead!
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