Sunday, November 30, 2008

thanksgiving menus

The cooking part of Thanksgiving doesn't interest me that much. I'd much prefer to focus on the presentation of the meal. Luckily, I have a mother-in-law who is a fantastic cook and a sister-in-law who asked me to help her with the table. We eat our meal in courses so she had envisioned a menu that could be sitting at each guest's place. I had exactly 18 dark brown Envelopments envelope pockets that turned out to be perfect. The front of the pockets have a flap that folds over to close the envelope. On this flap we wrote the name of each guest and used a QuicKutz leaf die cut to keep the flap closed.
The envelope opened up to the menu which was printed on white cardstock with dark orange ink and embellished with a bronze turkey die cut.

In the bottom pocket, a card was enclosed which asked each guest what they were thankful for. In addition, each card contained a piece of Thanksgiving trivia. In between courses, everyone had a turn to answer the question and also read their trivia aloud to the table.
Overall, they turned out nice and definitely added to the experience of the meal. Now we'll have to see what we can come up with for next year!


Heather said...

Beautiful...I would love to have a Thanksgiving look like this someday. You are hired!

logans mom said...

LOVE THEM! Can I come to your's next year! You always do such a great job!

Leslie said...

Oh my ! These are gorgeous.