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Are You Ready for Thanksgiving?


I always went home for Thanksgiving, but after having kids we do Thanksgiving at my house in Los Angeles and spend Christmas at my mom’s house in San Francisco. I try to make Thanksgiving personal for my guests, and fill it with traditions that my kids will remember.

I love to set a formal dining table with my wedding china and put red roses bunched in small silver vases and red votive candles down the center. The girls and I always try to make creative seating cards. Last year, we found leaves in the backyard and painted our guests’ names on them. This year, I think we are going to paint our guests’ names on individual pomegranates. My eighty-year-old aunt always makes her special ravioli with her secret meat sauce, a tradition that has been in my family since I was a kid. I make my mom’s famous stuffing that everyone raves about it, but nobody knows comes out of a box – Stove Top stuffing! Since we leave for San Francisco pretty early for Christmas, I buy the Christmas tree and use Thanksgiving as a tree trimming party as well. The kids have so much fun decorating, plus it gets done a lot faster when everyone helps. Most importantly, we give thanks for all our blessings and for having each other.

Happy Thanksgiving!


One Response to “Are You Ready for Thanksgiving?”

  1. Jessica says:

    That sounds so wonderful, I wish I could start something similar, but I have two boys, and don’t have many ideas on what to do with them, anyways they are 3 and almost 2, so it may be a little too soon. Thanks for sharing this, I look forward to the holidays!

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