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Recipes and home decor ideas for Thanksgiving.

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving to all my loyal readers!  Eat and be merry this holiday season!!

With love,

Melissa

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Popcorn-Stuffed Paper Turkey

What’s more nerve wracking than a house full of family and friends?  A house full of family, friends, and their kids!  But don’t go gobbling off mad and frustrated…keep those little turkeys entertained with this super fun kids table!

Thanksgiving Kids Table

What You Need:

3-4 bags of popcorn, non-buttered

1 large paper grocery bag

2 small brown lunch bags

Hot glue gun

Scissors

White paper for frills on turkey

1. For the frill, take a sheet of 8 1/2 x 11″ white paper and cut it in half lengthwise. Fold the paper in half lengthwise and make small cuts with a pair of scissors on the folded half to create loops.

2. For the drumsticks, make one hand into a fist and stick it inside the lunch bag. With your other flat hand, press on the bag to mold and smash it down into a more rounded shape. Fill the bag 2/3 of the way with popcorn. Gather up the bottom of the bag and twist to keep it tight. Hot glue the beginning of the length of frill and wrap it around the bottom, twisted part of the lunch bag. Then hot glue the end of the white paper frill to keep it in place.

3. For the main bag, do the same thing as the drumstick to make the corners rounded. Fill the bag up full with popcorn. Fold the sides of the bag in and tuck the bottom edge under. Hot glue the edge shut. Hot glue the legs onto the sides of the “turkey.” It’s best to use a plain brown bag, but if you can only find one with writing on the outside, you can carefully turn the bag inside out and it will be just fine. Easy Peasy.

Cover the kids table with a paper table cloth and scatter crayons and markers on the table.  Have them draw what they’re thankful for or start a contest for the most creative turkey drawing.  Kids will have fun digging into the popcorn turkey while the grownups wine and dine and you won’t have to worry about kids stepping under your feet!

HAPPY THANKSGIVING, ALL!

Thanks to One Charming Party for this awesome idea!

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Happy Thanksgiving!

For each new morning with its light,
For rest and shelter of the night,
For health and food, for love and friends,
For everything Thy goodness sends.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson

I would just like to take this time to thank all of my wonderful readers for sticking with me through the past few years.  I simply adore this blog and I’m so glad all of you are with me for the ride!  I know life gets in the way sometime…and we’re all busy doing one thing or another, but I wanted you all to know how much I appreciate your time…even if you stop by for a few minutes.  Your kind words, suggestions, and comments do not go unappreciated, and I hope you continue to stick by The Hobbee Hive in the years to come!

Wishing you and yours a most wonderful and fruitful Thanksgiving!

With much love,

The Hob-bee Hive

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Thanksgiving Cornucopia Place Holder

Here is a beautiful way to arrange your Thanksgiving table and keep guests happy with some snack food as you finish up the gravy and heat up the green beans.

Thanksgiving Place Setting

These beautiful cornucopia place settings are almost 100 percent edible (save the paper) and will look stunning on your table.  Here’s what you need:

  • Scissors
  • White paper
  • Pens in assorted colors to match your table settings
  • 1 sugar ice cream cone per person
  • 1/3 cup assorted nuts seeds and dried fruit per person

Cut out long thin strips of paper, 8 x ¾ inches for each person.  With the scissors, curl the ends of each strip of paper, making sure to leave ample room for the name of each person.  Write the names of all your guests on the pieces of paper, and set aside to dry.  Place the sugar cone on the plate, and loosely fill the cones.  Place on the plate and let the contents slightly spill out onto the plate.  Tuck the names into each cone and place on the table where each person is supposed to sit.

If you’re feeling extra creative, soak your strips of paper in coffee for a few minutes and let dry.  This will give them a beautiful light brown color.  Instead of cutting them, rip the ends for a rustic country look that is easy and elegant.

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Pear-Inspired Thanksgiving Centerpiece Idea

In a bind to find something to put on your Thanksgiving table?  Have no fear!!  The Hot Glue Gun is here!!  Grab your trusted glue gun, some gems, sequins or pins from your craft box, and some leftover fruit from your fridge.

You can attach the decor to the fruit using the glue gun, or you can simply stick pins (with colorful heads) into the fruit to create an elegant design.  Use like colors and put the fruit in a shallow white bowl and there you have it.  A beautiful, affordable, and super easy centerpiece!

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!  The Hobbee Hive will be taking a holiday tomorrow and Friday, but I’ll see you on Monday with a brand new recipe…if we can even think about food by then 😉

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A Meaningful and Kid-Friendly Thanksgiving Centerpiece Idea

Hard to believe that we’re nearing Thanksgiving, isn’t it?  If you’re playing host for this festive day of consumption, consider adding this touching tradition to your routine.

Thankful Turkey

WHAT YOU NEED:

1 large Styrofoam ball

1 small/medium Styrofoam ball

1 skein of dark brown yarn and 1 skein of light brown yarn (I’m a fan of Lion Brand Homespun yarn.  I like the look and consistency of it)

1 4×4 square of felt in the following colors:  RED, WHITE, and ORANGE

Various colored pages of construction paper

Markers

Scissors

Hot Glue Gun

Tape

Kabob sticks

Exact o Knife*

*With the knife, cut one of the ends off the large ball so the turkey can sit flat.  If you’d rather not do this, you can simply glue the base of the turkey to a plate or the bottom of a bowl.  You could also place your turkey in a basket and surround it with hay, fruit, veggies, or leaves to keep it from rolling over.

1.  With your glue gun, put a tiny drop of glue on the top of the large Styrofoam ball.  Attach one end of the dark brown yarn to the ball and start winding it around until the ball is completely covered.  Secure with glue as needed.  Repeat for the smaller ball and the lighter colored yarn.

2.  Attach the smaller ball to the larger one using the hot glue gun.  Let it rest for a few minutes before continuing with that piece.

3.  Cut out a heart from the red felt, a diamond from the orange felt and two circles from the white felt (see picture).  Attach to the small ball to create the neck, beak, and eyes.  Use a marker or fabric paint to make the two smaller circles in the eyes.

4.  Draw one feather on a piece of paper.  Use that to cut out your remaining feathers.  Use a variety of colors for a very festive turkey.  Tape one Kabob stick on the back of each feather, pointed side down so it can easily be inserted into the turkey.  You might have to trim the sticks a little so the feathers don’t stick up so high.

5.  Leave these feathers and some markers on your table or near your door so guests can write down what they’re thankful for and stick it in your little turkey.  Move the turkey to the center of the table to remind everyone what this holiday is really about.

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