The things that make a holiday like today so wonderful aren't just the generous meals and decadent sweets, it's the time spent relaxing and enjoying a day away from the ordinary, in whichever way makes you happiest, no "shoulds" allowed. It's become one of my Thanksgiving traditions to put together this post each year - a little celebration of our wonderful community - highlighting the simple, offbeat and memorable ways our readers enjoy the day. Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at Apartment Therapy!
The world of turkey art is an impressive place to wander. Despite the connotations of ridiculousness that come along with the turkey, it's actually a lovely bird — and whether you're a meat-eater or a vegetarian, should be regarded as art worthy. We've rounded up some our favorite artworks in honor of the turkey, plus some tongue-in-cheek pieces as well. Happy Thanksgiving!
Thanksgiving is here! Last minute decorations are in order (and quick!). No time to get all the makings of a professional arrangement? No problem, grab your granny's old floral frog (the earth-friendly alternative to floral foam) from the back of the drawer in the dining room, a pair of garden pruners, and get to work.
The title pretty much says it all folks— here are 30 of the best DIY craft projects that you still have lots of time to do. These little things will elevate your Thanksgiving dinner table, so your family and guests will say "Bravo!"
I love household fortune-telling, so the ritual of the wishbone is right up my alley, even if I haven't eaten a bird since I was five years old. I've gathered 10 delightful wishbone crafts perfect for the holiday table, no actual bones needed.
I should know better than to flip through a copy of Martha Stewart Living this time of year — there's already enough crafting and cooking to be done, no additional projects necessary. But then I saw them: cloth napkins embroidered with guests' names, place cards and welcoming gesture all in one. All other projects have been postponed while I search for cheap napkins to stitch...
Thanksgiving has just about arrived and two things are certain: 1. the grocery store is out of canned cranberry jelly, and 2. somebody is already deciding which filter to apply to their pumpkin pie Instagram. It's time to face the music: texting and sharing online are ubiquitous, even at the dinner table. But there's still a necessary code of conduct as host or guest for a well-mannered Thanksgiving meal.
Hosting Thanksgiving is a major endeavor, but hosting overnight guests is an even more fraught proposition because nobody leaves when dinner is over. Nothing makes overnight guests feel more out-of-place than a stressed out host. If you have overnight guests coming this holiday, here are some tips for creating a relaxed experience that will make you want to do it again and make them feel truly welcome.
When my family gathers at my grandparents' farm for the holidays, where do their 7 kids, 18 grandkids, 19 great-grandkids, who-know-how-many great-great grandkids, and all of their partners sleep? Anywhere they can...