Many Thanksgiving gatherings tend to take place around a dinner table, which makes presentation an important factor. Your Thanksgiving centerpiece should complement the rest of your table decor, including linens and dinnerware. Create a festive centerpiece that reflects the style of your gathering and allows for easy conversation across the table.
A few hours and a pint or two of paint can transform a humdrum piece of furniture into a conversation piece or family heirloom. Hand-painting furniture for your baby’s nursery, your living room, your patio or kitchen not only guarantees you an original piece of furniture, it provides you with the satisfaction that “decorator” pieces from the store will never be able to match.
Nervous about throwing a cocktail party? Now you don’t have to be! As the author of This Girl Walks Into a Bar, I’ve detected several party pitfalls that are sure to wreck your event. So take note, steer clear, and learn from someone else’s trial and error. Here are seven major “don’ts” for any cocktail party hostess.