So let's just be honest with ourselves and name Martha Stewart Queen of Halloween. Okay, maybe it's not just Martha, but her staff; however, it's her name on everything so she wins. So, instead of me trying to come up with Halloween ideas, I'm going to tell you to go to MarthaStewart.com or better yet, go to your nearest Borders and pick up her special Halloween Magazine issue. You won't regret the purchase.
So moving on, Thanksgiving kind of gets neglected because everyone focuses on Halloween and then by the time Novemeber comes, everyone is on to Christmas. But I LOVE Thanksgiving. It's a holiday where you get to gather with your friends and family and all you have to worry about is who's bringing the potatoes or greenbeans or PIE. There's no shopping for gifts or wrapping of presents. It's simply a fun party. And I must admit my family does it up right.
My family has a tradition for the Wednesday night before Thanksgiving. We throw a party! Family and close friends are invited to Harvest Fest, where we drink champagne, eat chili and simply enjoy each others company. It started because everyone would travel and arrive at one destination on Wednesday and we'd all eat, drink and be merry that night. Well, we quickly realized that we all looked forward to Wednesday night and five years ago jokingly called the night "Harvest Fest." Little did we know that the name would inspire a full-fledged annual party with a formal invitation, elaborate party decorations and even favors. Of course, I'm the one responsible for creating the invites and decor, but I couldn't help myself. There's nothing better than to plan and create beautiful things for the ones you love.
Over the next few posts, I'm going to share with you our past invitations, party decor and favors. And even give you a sneak peak at what I have planned this year. Hopefully it will inspire you to step up your game this Thanksgiving – Harvest Fest style!