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Tips for a Family Thanksgiving Party

Aug 17, 2007
One of the easiest and simple ways of having a family gathering can be done by throwing a Thanksgiving Party. It is a very important moment for a family. It can be made more interesting by adding some delightful games for all to play.

Is it your turn to have the family Thanksgiving dinner this year? Of course you love these family Thanksgiving get-togethers but do you get a bit bored to spend most of the day listening to tales of Aunt Jennie's arthritis or your bachelor uncle's gripes about the younger generation? Own up! Naturally you do, and the youngsters get restless and sometimes out-of-hand. Why not avoid all that and surprise the relatives by making a real party of the occasion. It can be done very easily and with only a tiny bit of expense.

Gay autumn leaves made from colored construction paper bearing your invitation will probably surprise your kin if written invitations have not been the family custom. Any little rhyme will serve the purpose as, A Thanksgiving party is now being planned, for which it is hoped you'll be on hand. Don't let bad weather keep you away for the clan will gather on Thanksgiving Day at 805 Blunt Street, 12:30 P.M.

Nothing is more in keeping for decorations at this time of year than colored leaves and harvest fruits. Bright-colored leaves, tips of sumac branches, bitter-sweet berries, corn silks; all gathered at their best and properly preserved, provide color for the gala occasion. Leaves keep their bright colors and shapes indefinitely if they are dipped in hot melted paraffin and ironed flat. Bunches of corn silks dry straight when hung from the clothesline and can then be dipped or sprayed in gold paint. Brownish-red sumac can be brightened and preserved by spraying, or if you have no spray, by dipping them in red dye or paint.

For a clever Holiday table centerpiece thrust two nails upright through the center of an ordinary paper plate and then entirely covers with gold paint. Tie the golden corn silks to the nails. Lay the bright red sumac tips around on the plate much like the leaves of a poinsettia.

Arrange green leaves close to the center of the plate and put clusters of bitter-sweet berries on this green background. You will find that you have a most attractive centerpiece not only for your Thanksgiving table but for many festive days to come. It will add to the beauty and color of your table if you arrange colored par affined leaves on either side of the centerpiece to elaborate the pattern to fit your particular table.

The colored leaves also make very pretty place cards. Guests' names can be written on the hard paraffin surface with any opaque water paint. Cardboard standards can be fastened to the backs of the leaves so they will stand upright.
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