Holiday Entertaining

November 4, 2017

Park and Oak Holiday table setting

I cannot believe it’s already time to start thinking about the holidays.  Christina and I have been going at full speed since the end of August, so the last 2 months are somewhat of a blur.  Although I really can’t complain, Chris is still not back in her house yet and has been living downtown and commuting the kids to school in traffic every day.  She is working on a blog post about her renovation process so you will hear more about that soon (I think she has quite a bit to say, it has been a VERY long renovation).

Ok, so holiday entertaining.  It is quite an undertaking and is not for the faint of heart.  It’s always stressful (at least in my family) and there’s a lot of work that goes into it.  It always sounds like a good idea until the day actually comes and then you realize what you actually have to accomplish.  It does always ends up being worth it though to bring the people that we love together to celebrate everything that we are grateful for.

First and foremost, one of the most important jobs in hosting is to provide delicious food (because we all know that if the food isn’t good, the party is inevitably a bust).

Here are some of our favorite Thanksgiving recipes over the years:

  1. Herb and butter roasted turkey with white wine gravy – This is by our friend Tieghan over at Half Baked Harvest, her recipes are always no fail
  2. Kale and Pomegranate Salad
  3. Roasted cauliflower with pumpkin seeds, brown butter and lime
  4. Green beans with caramelized onions and almonds
  5. Smoked salmon dip
  6. Marbled pumpkin cheesecake with a brownie crust

As for the table setting, we always love a nice organic table setting with a lot of fresh greenery or flowers.  For this table setting, we used a simple sprig of Rosemary to add a natural decorative element to the plates.

Park and Oak Holiday table setting Park and Oak Holiday table setting

With this table setting, the fern and eucalyptus gives the table a very fresh feel.

Park and Oak Holiday table setting

Here’s a few inspiration photos that we found over on Pinterest:

Holiday Entertaining

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Holiday Entertaining

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Holiday Entertaining

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Holiday Entertaining

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We rounded up some of our favorite plates, flatware, and table decor.  Happy hosting!

Park and Oak holiday entertaining - plates

 

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Park and Oak holiday entertaining glassware

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