The bottom of a a mason jar is filled about 1/4-1/3 full with Reese Peanut Butter Cups and Hershey Kisses. Candy bars are anchored to long plastic pics (ones you would find in floral section of a craft store. Arrange candy sticks in a mason jar. Clever gift :)
So this idea inspired me to look for other interesting DIY ideas for Fall.
How about a shot of glitter blast to turn an ordinary pumpkin or gourd into a stunning display.
Quotation Napkin Rings
Rev up table talk with a few quotes about gratitude and thankfulness. Print quotes on cardstock and cut out to fit in small vellum envelopes (available with card-making supplies at crafts stores). Write each guest's name on the blank side of the card and place in the envelope so the name shows through. Wrap a length of decorative paper or ribbon around the envelope and secure with double-sided tape. Ask guests to read their quotes aloud and let the conversing begin.
Mini Pumpkin Name Place card
Turkey Hand CookiesCook's notes:
Meringue powder is a dried egg white product containing a little sugar. You can find it where cake decorating supplies are sold.
I could not find the exact picture of this idea online so I took a photo from BHG magazine where the idea was listed. This magazine has a lot of recipes for the holiday season and can be purchased at your local grocery store.
Mark each guest's place at the Thanksgiving table with a gingerbread turkey cookie. Instead of labeling the cookies with the name of guest include a reason you are thankful for each one. Let guests circle table to read messages and decide which seat is meant for them.
Recipe makes 1 dozen.
Recipe makes 1 dozen.
- 1/4 cup butter
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1/2 tsp. baking powder
- 1/2 tsp. ground ginger
- 1/4 tsp. baking soda
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp. allspice
- 1/4 cup molasses
- 1 egg yolk
- 1-1/2 tsp. white vinegar
- 1-1/4 cups flour
- In a large bowl beat butter for 30 seconds. Add sugar, baking powder, ginger, baking soda, cinnamon and allspice. Mix well.
- Add in molasses, egg yolk and vinegar and beat until combined.
- Beat in as much as flour as you can with the mixer. Stir in remaining flour.
- Divide dough in half. Cover with wax paper and chill about 3 hours.
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Grease a cookie sheet. With a cookie cutter cut out shapes. Sprinkle with sugar.
- Bake until edges lightly browned. 6-8 minutes.