by bridget, on november 21, 2012
THANKSGIVING….this year it’s a little different for our family because we added not one, but two babes to the family (que “oh that’s why bridget’s been blog MIA for a bit” here). yep, that’s right this overly organized, detail oriented lady now is the happy mama of one beautiful girl named maddie mae. yes, life has changed and i’ve had to leave some of my polished detail and organization skills at the door when it comes to being a mom. believe me, this only makes me enjoy a good wedding timeline even more….ahh the planned minute-by-minute. it feels so good!
anyways, back to not bragging about my adorable baby and my disheveled new hair look….
i don’t know about you, but we have a large party that comes to the table for the holidays, so rather than provide a beautiful centerpiece that just won’t work for us (and many families), i decided to bring two easy LB thanksgiving offerings.
#1 – a fun and thoughtful way to bring the kid table to the adult table.
#2 – a recipe that’s popular at our house around the holidays. yes, it’s a cocktail!
#1 – the “we’re all equal table”
i know it’s bound to happen and my little one will end up at her own segregated kid table later down the road, but this year i thought it would be fun to bring the kid table to the adult table. plus, in our family, we always spend the month between thanksgiving and christmas writing down what we’re thankful for. so here it goes….
- get some cheap brown craft paper
- cut the paper to your desired table size
- grab some good looking crayons, paint, or other writing utensil
- have the kids (or adults like me who like to color) draw their own design on the table. this could be place settings with guest names, leaves, pilgrims, indians, a “that’s supposed to be a turkey” – WHATEVER floats your mayflower!
- as your guests arrive, have them write something they’re thankful for at their place
- then during dinner, everyone can share what they wrote and no one is put on the spot (just in case a “big kid” may have had a few cocktails before dinner)
#2 – the honey knocker (yes we made up the name)
this recipe’s tried and true, and quite frankly delicious and potent (you were warned inappropriate joking uncles out there). my dad actually found it in his “health” magazine a few years back. go figure!
2 c. ginger ale
750 ml dark rum
2 c. fresh lime juice
2 c. orange juice
2 c. honey (yes 2 cups!)
32 dashes of bitters
mix ingredients all together in a punch bowl & chill with a block of ice.
before LB leaves you to enjoy the holiday, we’d like to say thank you to all our clients, vendors (all who are friends), and our continued supporters. you’re definitely included in our day of thanks and all year round.