Dare to... Entertain!

This week's Dare to DIY challenge is Dare to Entertain!

Dare to DIY

Brian and I began hosting a friend's Thanksgiving potluck dinner our second year of marriage. It is nice because it gives us a chance to pull out our fine china, try out new recipes, and spend time with friends. We have been with different people and done different things each year, but we always try to make it part of our Thanksgiving celebration. 

This year's dinner is tonight and I am so excited! There will be 10 people eating, so we had to be creative with our chairs- I was just excited we were able to fit 10 chairs around our table!

I started with my burlap runner and topped it with a more narrow brown runner. I used my new wooden candle holder (a freebie from a sweet friend!) and alternated each votive with either a flower or a candle. I had a few extra tea lights, so I used them around the candle holder. I also sprinkled coffee beans all over the table for a little fall feel.

We pulled out our fine china and silverware, but went with mason jars for drinking glasses. I really like the mix of the formal and casual and can't wait to find more uses for the mason jars! I wrapped our silverware in brown napkins, then tied a strip of burlap over them. I attached homemade place cards to each napkin with a piece of twine.

Once I was done with the table, I added a bit of festivity to our buffet as well. I hung my Thankful banner over the buffet.  Next, I placed a piece of wrinkled burlap on the corner. I topped it with our pumpkins and our letter J. I also added the two extra mason jars with flowers and a few more coffee beans to add congruency. We will put our desserts on the buffet!

Thanks for checking out our Thanksgiving table!

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Next week's theme is Dare to... Eat Cookies! Can't wait to find some new recipes and bake some cookies!

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  1. This looks so pretty! I love the mason jar glasses so much! And what a fabulous idea to have a friends Thanksgiving. I think that is such a fun tradition! Hope it goes really well.

    Thanks for linking up to Dare to DIY!

  2. I love the combo of the fine china and burlap =) It looks so pretty and perfect for Thanksgiving!
    I am visiting from the Dare to DIY party...

  3. I love the burlap, coffee beans, and mason jars! Very pretty.

  4. What a perfect Thanksgiving table! Love the mix of fancy and rustic. Way to go!

  5. I've been wanting a wooden candle holder like that for awhile now! I've seen where people make them....did she make hers or buy it somewhere?

    Hope y'all enjoy Thanksgiving dinner tonight. And, happy first thanksgiving to EA! We are thankful for the Johnsons and the time we got to spend with y'all this weekend. Love you!

  6. I love your centerpiece! What a great table!


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