12 Thanksgiving Gathering Ideas


Every year I find myself looking for fun new Thanksgiving ideas.  I tend to lean more towards the traditional but I love to a add new spin on old favorites.  Here are some great Thanksgiving finds that I have gathered to help add a little spice to your feast and a little pep for your table…

1.  Creamy Pumpkin Soup Shooters from Dine & Dish.  This soup would be a great starter for an elegant Thanksgiving gathering.

2.  Cranberry Apple Drunkin’ Dressing from WhipperBerry. Rustic and hearty, this stuffing has a special little kick to it.  The Cranberries are soaked in Brandy before hand and that creates the most amazing stuffing ever!!

3.  Sauteed Brussels Sprouts with Pancetta from Skinny Taste. I have always been afraid of adding brussels sprouts to my thanksgiving table, but they are becoming so popular these days. Gina has talked my into trying this fun and simple recipe.

4.  Garlic Pumpkin Mashed Potatoes with Clove and Ginger from Created by Diane. I may just be obsessed with pumpkin this year but this take on mashed potatoes sounds so fun. It would be a little break from the traditional.

5. Pumpkin Praline Trifle from Bakers Royale. What a fun and elegant take on the standard pumpkin pie.  These little two or three bite treats would be a great closing act after a hearty Thanksgiving feast.

6. Baked Apple Cuplettes from Foodie Crush. If pumpkin isn’t your thing, I think apple would be a great replacement. These individual serving apple cuplettes would add a little rustic charm to your table.

Along with all the tasty dishes here are some great decor ideas for your Thanksgiving gathering…

7. Thanksgiving Candle from WhipperBerry.  The simple but classy candle would be a great addition to a Thanksgiving  centerpiece. Easy to make and a great reminder of what we are gathering together for.

8. Thanksgiving Printables from Design Editor. I love everything about these elegant designs from Design Editor.  What a great way to add some color and class to your event.

9. Thanksgiving decor ideas from House of Smiths. Shelley from The House of Smiths has such impeccable taste and has come up with several great ideas to dress up your home for the holiday.

10. Thanksgiving to-go box printable from Midwestern Sewing Girl. How cute are these to-go boxes!? Your guest will love heading home with their cute little to-go boxes all ready for the Thanksgiving midnight snack.

11.Paper Turkeys from Craftaholics Anonymous. These paper turkeys will definitely  add a festive flair to any event.  Find some lovely paper and you are good to go!

12.Thanksgiving Subway Art from Eighteen25. Who doesn’t love the iconic {well in the blog world anyway,} Subway art from Eighteen25.  These ladies really know how to create the perfect piece of distinct artwork for each holiday.

I’m throwing out a personal challenge… Find something new for your Thanksgiving gathering this year. Whether that is a new dish or some great new decor, if you find yourself in a rut, these are all some great ideas that will  add that special sparkle to your celebration!!

Heather Thoming is the creator of WhipperBerry, a fun place where she takes the simple and ordinary and creates something extraordinary.  She is first and foremost a Wife and Mom to an amazingly supportive husband and four super cute kiddos ranging in age from fourteen years to eighteen months.  After lunches are made and kiddos sent off to the bus, Heather and her little guy begin to create fun DIY projects and stunning yet simple goodies for you to share with family and friends.  With a love of photography, she takes the projects to new levels by creating beautiful and easy to follow tutorials for all of her innovative projects.  She currently lives in Las Vegas, Nevada but is a Colorado girl at heart.


Leave a Reply
  1. Thank you so much for these great Ideas and By giving ‘ThanksGiving Gifts’, We can express or feelings for loved ones. Please keep posting and share innovative Ideas…

  2. Wow, these are brilliant ideas! Thank you for sharing. I will definitely try these next Thanksgiving. I especially love the .Pumpkin Praline Trifle from Bakers Royale! They seem so inviting to me because I am so fond of sweets. You have such a nice blog! 🙂

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *