Thanksgiving Recipes & Ideas Destined for Traditions November 26, 2014 12:55

Thanksgiving traditions are such an amazing thing to create with your family. From the ways that you set the table to the Thanksgiving recipes that grace your table year after year, there are so many memories to make. We've been combing the web to find some great inspiration for your Thanksgiving feast and to help you start some new traditions.

Gilded table settings, incorporating the kids into decorating the Thanksgiving table with their crafts, and turkey and the trimmings are some of the ideas that have made our list. 

Table decorations can set the stage for your Thanksgiving celebration. The color palette of fall is so fun to incorporate golds, oranges, browns and yellows into your dinnerware, table runner, placemats and silverware selections. We love these next few ideas and think you will too. Check out those sales at your local craft stores over the next few days and keep a few of these inspirations in your back pocket for next year too.

 
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Our Burlap Pouches come in a variety of colors perfect for Thanksgiving
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What is Thanksgiving without great food? We know families have recipes that date back generations. But, it's also fun to try at least one new recipe each year to see what might become a new, family classic. We've got you set with Thanksgiving recipes from the turkey to the desserts. We even threw in a great Thanksgiving cocktail recipe so you can relax after preparing for the big day.

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Last, but not least, what do you do with the leftovers? We thought these Thanksgiving Handpies were a great way to enjoy the meal at lunch or dinner the next day.

 
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So, which new idea will you be trying this year? What Thanksgiving traditions do you share with your family each year? Need more ideas - check out our Thanksgiving Pinterest board.