Presented by Syzygy Events Thankfully Chic: All Things Neutral and Metallic
By Lisseth Orellana, Event Designer| November 3, 2015 |
“Pick a theme and go with it!” they said. Those are sweet, sweet words to designers like me at Syzygy Event Productions.
I’m obsessed with neutrals this season, so it was a given from the start what color palette I would choose. I didn’t realize how simple and fun it would be until I started to gather old Thanksgiving décor, purchase new ones, and took part in some DIY projects. I went all out; coordinating every item down to the outfits!
A Neutral Tablescape: In order to take your traditional Thanksgiving décor and turn it into a chic and elegant holiday display for your table, follow these three simple tips:
Create a focal point: use a combination of gold, white, and neutral colored props and accessories.
Search for the perfect white pumpkin! Drive to your local market or craft store to purchase these natural or faux beauties.
Mix in some metallic colored chargers, silver/gold toned placemats, and rustic candleholders to add a touch of glam and sparkle. Have fun with it!
Set your table with neutral colored items; add a pop of sparkle and metallics.
Personalized Pumpkins: Make those pumpkins shine! Use gems, spray paints, and glitter to add ambiance and personality to your Thanksgiving centerpieces and accessories.
Thankful Pumpkins: A great family activity can turn into a new family tradition. Have everyone create their own thankful pumpkin or make one for the entire family. Each member can take a moment to write a special message or what they’re simply thankful for this year. A simple yet meaningful way to highlight the true meaning of this holiday!
DIY project: add some glam to your pumpkin!
Custom Backdrops: Whether you buy it online or create it yourself, burlap garlands make for a beautiful backdrop. It’s a simple way to add a custom piece to your festive décor. Go to your local craft store like Michael’s to purchase a burlap garland, spray paint, and stencils. The selections are endless! Grab a fun stencil and fabric spray paint to ensure the perfect visual effect.
Create a warm and inviting Thanksgiving display by making your own custom backdrop and garland.
Festive Drinks: During my recent trip to Nashville, I came across the most refreshing drink. It’s called, the FALL O’THE WHISKEY. By far the best cocktail in town! Take some of your favorite bourbon, and then add a splash of peach purée, and top with a sprinkle of cinnamon. The perfect cocktail for your Thanksgiving Dinner!
Weller Bourbon (Jigger)
Dash of Cinnamon/Nutmeg
Top with Cider (Crispin)
Garnished with Cinnamon Apple
Start your dinner with a delicious Fall O’The Whiskey specialty drink!