Thanksgiving Inspiration | Pincandy

Almost eight years ago my family moved from Colorado to Nevada.  When we moved, we were leaving the comforts of home and family and braving the wilds of Las Vegas on our own.  A great adventure, but leaving family was hard.  Not having babysitters close by… a pain, but we could figure something out. The thing I missed the most were fun family holiday gatherings. For so many years I was under the impression that the magic of Thanksgiving and Christmas was truly MAGIC!  I was grossly mistaken!!! The MAGIC of the holidays is spelled… MOM!

Now that my Mom is hundreds of miles away, it's all up to me to create the magic for my family.  I have been gathering ideas for this year's Thanksgiving Feast and I thought I would share some of the goodies with you.  Whether you like to keep things classic and traditional or love to experiment with fun new ideas there is sure to be some great inspiration for you.


Creamy Pumpkin Soup Shooters from Dine & Dish

Chocolate Pecan Pie Bars from Glorious Treats

A great idea for place cards from Craftaholics Anonymous

Sourdough Stuffing with Mushrooms, Apples & Sage from Two Peas & Their Pod

Garlic Pumpkin Mashed Potatoes with Close and Ginger from Created by Diane

Thanksgiving Download from Design Editor

Pumpkin Gingerbread Trifle from My Blessed Life

Thanksgiving to-go box from Midwestern Sewing Girl

Pumpkin Praline Trifle from Bakers Royale

Cranberry Apple Drunkin' Dressing from WhipperBerry {yea, had to throw it in there}

Thanksgiving Leaf Garland from Simple as That

Baked Apple Cuplettes from Foodiecrush

We can't forget the Whipperberry Thanksgiving Candle


Thanksgiving Decor with The House of Smiths

Thanksgiving Subway Art from Eighteen25

Sauteed Brussels Sprouts with Pancetta from Skinny Taste

Thanksgiving Table Setting from My Design Dump

I hope this has provided some great Pincandy for you!  We only have about two more weeks to get our plans in order so that we can create a magical day for our family and friends!  What do you guys have planned so far?  Do you have any fun traditions that you would like to share?  We would LOVE to hear all about them.

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  1. says

    Thank you so much for all those pictures! Awesome inspiration. I love your blog:) Oh and just to let you know, the very first picture didn’t appear. Don’t know if you knew that. Thanks again :)

  2. says

    I just hopped and stalked to your blog and am so glad I did!!! Check out all these ideas! PERFECT!!! I’m your newest follower and hope you’ll visit and follow me sometime soon, too!!!

    Aimee @ ItsOverflowing

  3. says

    I love, love, LOVE Thanksgiving. It was a great holiday growing up, we had some really fun traditions. My husband and I moved across the country from our families soon after our marriage, and we have never again been home for Thanksgiving. For the first few years we were away, we were lucky enough to have wonderful friends who invited us to their feast every year. We became very close to them over the years, and we consider them another branch of our extended family. Then, we moved again, to a much larger house with a perfect Thanksgiving kitchen. Now I’m the hostess, and we invite other “orphans” to our celebration. This year we’ll have at least four other families joining us. I absolutely love gathering everyone at my home for the dinner, and wowing them with all of the food. It’s been a wonderful experience to create our own traditions.

  4. Ashley says

    Thanks for representing all us Las Vegas so well!!! Thanks for all your fabulous Thanksgiving goodies!!! I am hungry now!

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