Overwhelmed with Thanksgiving dinner preparations? Get a head start by making delicious and easy appetizer recipes now. By doing a little cooking ahead of time, you can avoid the hassle on Thanksgiving Day. Our make-ahead appetizers include recipes that can be prepared the day before or up to six months ahead of the holiday.View Slideshow
Use these beautiful napkin treatments to celebrate fall and decorate for Thanksgiving.
These crafty baubles pack a two-for-one punch as both napkin rings and place cards. Print guests' names on decorative paper and cut to fit on metal pendant frames. Glue paper tags to the back of the pendants and string onto lengths of thin hemp (both pendants and hemp are available at jewelry supplies at crafts stores). Tie the tags around rolled napkins and tuck a wheat shock or two behind the tag.
Wrap a length of wide ribbon around a rolled napkin. Secure the ribbon ends with double-stick tape. Hot-glue an artificial berry sprig to the ribbon for a touch of texture.
Add a formal touch to a buffet with these simple napkin-roll sleeves, which secure a cloth napkin wrapped around silverware. Place rolls in a basket at the end of your buffet table for dinner guests to grab as they go through the line. The all-in-one silverware and napkin package is a convenient way to carry the meal necessities from the buffet to the table.
For napkins that are versatile yet unique enough for holiday celebrations, customize plain white cloth napkins with your monogram. The elegant white napkins can be used for any celebration -- from Thanksgiving to Christmas to Easter. Print your monogram on iron-on transfer paper and transfer to napkins, following the manufacturer's instructions on the package.
Decorate your holiday dinner table with napkins and napkin rings that match the season. You can be creative and combine unexpected items or go for a more traditional look. Give your table settings a personal touch by tying napkins with ribbon printed with a seasonal message. Use a permanent marker to handwrite names on dried or fresh leaves for place cards.
SOURCE Personalized ribbon: namemaker.com
Create napkin rings that echo other materials used on your tabletop. Here we've fashioned small rings made of artificial wired berries -- the same decorations that also grace the centerpiece.
Embellished with a tiny sprig of fragrant rosemary, this napkin forgoes a fussy treatment in favor of casual simplicity.
This napkin idea can be adapted to suit any celebration or season. Tie pretty red silk ribbon in a simple knot, then adorn with a sprig of greenery.
Though crafters may want to make their own beaded napkin rings, you can also look for hair baubles or wire bracelets that can be used as creative napkin rings.
Bring nature to the table with a pretty do-it-yourself napkin tie by embellishing velvet ribbon with twigs and acorns.
Make enchantingly-scented rosemary rings up to four hours before use.