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Thanksgiving Dinner Party Menu for Friends

Thanksgiving Dinner Party Menu for Friends

Learn how to host the ultimate Friendsgiving with a great Thanksgiving dinner party menu

Thanksgiving dinner party menus can be perfectly tailored!

A Thanksgiving dinner should be comprised of equal parts great food and great company.

For many, Thanksgiving is primarily a family-focused holiday. But for those of us who feel like their friends are family, or who live too far away from our relations to make the trip, it always feels like something is missing at the dinner table when they aren't there. That is why a proper Friendsgiving is in order. It is a little less formal and a whole lot of fun; not to mention full of good food! It is also a fabulous time to experiment with some non-traditional Thanksgiving fare. Try a new inventive side or drink a newly discovered wine; whatever you choose, just make sure you have fun with it! Here are a few ideas to get you started:

To Drink

Of course the wine you choose to serve any crowd says a lot about your style of hospitality. Try serving fall cocktails for some indulgent fun, or fine relaxed wine like Caricature blends for a smooth and tasty dinner.

For a Main

Sure, a turkey is the traditional dish of Thanksgiving, but you’ve got your whole life to do normal and boring Thanksgiving dinner. Try making a turducken or a beer can turkey for a fun and savory dish that’s still in the spirit of the holiday.

For a Side

Who said a side can't be sweet? Try savory chocolate dish for a unique take on a Thanksgiving side!

For Dessert

Pies are always a Thanksgiving favorite, but instead of pumpkin, try an apple pie with a vanilla ice cream that will make your friends wish it was already time for next year's Friendsgiving.


Thanksgiving Dinner Menu - Two Menus from 1905

In November, most Americans celebrate a traditional Thanksgiving with bountiful dinner parties for friends and family. Given the best of food markets, the best of cooks, and the most assuredly perfect dinner service, still the meal weighs heavily on the mind because of the difficulty preparing anything new.

It is almost impossible to vary the dinner from year to year and still retain the traditions but the best way out of the trouble is to ignore it to keep well to the old dishes, the national staples of the occasion, and introduce variety only in minor ways, in the little touches here and there which go far toward making old things seem new. This year, consider recreating an elaborate and memorable feast from the past by choosing one of two 1905 menus from Harper's Bazaar.

Instead of the usual pumpkin filled with fruits, or any other similar decoration for the table, here is a novelty from the past to consider at the very beginning. After the table is laid with one's handsomest linen and silver, put four or six red candles with red shades about the center, and between them lay a large silver tray if it has no feet to raise it, put four low supports below, concealing them with vines all about the edge. Get a quantity of the fruit-shaped bonbon-boxes and fill each with nuts and raisins arrange these with heavy leaves on the tray, and serve them as a final course. If you have place-cards, paint them with little pumpkins or other vegetables, or have them cut in vegetable shapes and then painted.

Another pretty Thanksgiving table decoration for those who live where autumn leaves are to be had is made with dark crimson Virginia creeper, arranged in a silver bowl, with dull crimson candles and shades. Still another is bitter­sweet, the vines trailing over the tablecloth.


Thanksgiving Dinner Menu - Two Menus from 1905

In November, most Americans celebrate a traditional Thanksgiving with bountiful dinner parties for friends and family. Given the best of food markets, the best of cooks, and the most assuredly perfect dinner service, still the meal weighs heavily on the mind because of the difficulty preparing anything new.

It is almost impossible to vary the dinner from year to year and still retain the traditions but the best way out of the trouble is to ignore it to keep well to the old dishes, the national staples of the occasion, and introduce variety only in minor ways, in the little touches here and there which go far toward making old things seem new. This year, consider recreating an elaborate and memorable feast from the past by choosing one of two 1905 menus from Harper's Bazaar.

Instead of the usual pumpkin filled with fruits, or any other similar decoration for the table, here is a novelty from the past to consider at the very beginning. After the table is laid with one's handsomest linen and silver, put four or six red candles with red shades about the center, and between them lay a large silver tray if it has no feet to raise it, put four low supports below, concealing them with vines all about the edge. Get a quantity of the fruit-shaped bonbon-boxes and fill each with nuts and raisins arrange these with heavy leaves on the tray, and serve them as a final course. If you have place-cards, paint them with little pumpkins or other vegetables, or have them cut in vegetable shapes and then painted.

Another pretty Thanksgiving table decoration for those who live where autumn leaves are to be had is made with dark crimson Virginia creeper, arranged in a silver bowl, with dull crimson candles and shades. Still another is bitter­sweet, the vines trailing over the tablecloth.


Thanksgiving Dinner Menu - Two Menus from 1905

In November, most Americans celebrate a traditional Thanksgiving with bountiful dinner parties for friends and family. Given the best of food markets, the best of cooks, and the most assuredly perfect dinner service, still the meal weighs heavily on the mind because of the difficulty preparing anything new.

It is almost impossible to vary the dinner from year to year and still retain the traditions but the best way out of the trouble is to ignore it to keep well to the old dishes, the national staples of the occasion, and introduce variety only in minor ways, in the little touches here and there which go far toward making old things seem new. This year, consider recreating an elaborate and memorable feast from the past by choosing one of two 1905 menus from Harper's Bazaar.

Instead of the usual pumpkin filled with fruits, or any other similar decoration for the table, here is a novelty from the past to consider at the very beginning. After the table is laid with one's handsomest linen and silver, put four or six red candles with red shades about the center, and between them lay a large silver tray if it has no feet to raise it, put four low supports below, concealing them with vines all about the edge. Get a quantity of the fruit-shaped bonbon-boxes and fill each with nuts and raisins arrange these with heavy leaves on the tray, and serve them as a final course. If you have place-cards, paint them with little pumpkins or other vegetables, or have them cut in vegetable shapes and then painted.

Another pretty Thanksgiving table decoration for those who live where autumn leaves are to be had is made with dark crimson Virginia creeper, arranged in a silver bowl, with dull crimson candles and shades. Still another is bitter­sweet, the vines trailing over the tablecloth.


Thanksgiving Dinner Menu - Two Menus from 1905

In November, most Americans celebrate a traditional Thanksgiving with bountiful dinner parties for friends and family. Given the best of food markets, the best of cooks, and the most assuredly perfect dinner service, still the meal weighs heavily on the mind because of the difficulty preparing anything new.

It is almost impossible to vary the dinner from year to year and still retain the traditions but the best way out of the trouble is to ignore it to keep well to the old dishes, the national staples of the occasion, and introduce variety only in minor ways, in the little touches here and there which go far toward making old things seem new. This year, consider recreating an elaborate and memorable feast from the past by choosing one of two 1905 menus from Harper's Bazaar.

Instead of the usual pumpkin filled with fruits, or any other similar decoration for the table, here is a novelty from the past to consider at the very beginning. After the table is laid with one's handsomest linen and silver, put four or six red candles with red shades about the center, and between them lay a large silver tray if it has no feet to raise it, put four low supports below, concealing them with vines all about the edge. Get a quantity of the fruit-shaped bonbon-boxes and fill each with nuts and raisins arrange these with heavy leaves on the tray, and serve them as a final course. If you have place-cards, paint them with little pumpkins or other vegetables, or have them cut in vegetable shapes and then painted.

Another pretty Thanksgiving table decoration for those who live where autumn leaves are to be had is made with dark crimson Virginia creeper, arranged in a silver bowl, with dull crimson candles and shades. Still another is bitter­sweet, the vines trailing over the tablecloth.


Thanksgiving Dinner Menu - Two Menus from 1905

In November, most Americans celebrate a traditional Thanksgiving with bountiful dinner parties for friends and family. Given the best of food markets, the best of cooks, and the most assuredly perfect dinner service, still the meal weighs heavily on the mind because of the difficulty preparing anything new.

It is almost impossible to vary the dinner from year to year and still retain the traditions but the best way out of the trouble is to ignore it to keep well to the old dishes, the national staples of the occasion, and introduce variety only in minor ways, in the little touches here and there which go far toward making old things seem new. This year, consider recreating an elaborate and memorable feast from the past by choosing one of two 1905 menus from Harper's Bazaar.

Instead of the usual pumpkin filled with fruits, or any other similar decoration for the table, here is a novelty from the past to consider at the very beginning. After the table is laid with one's handsomest linen and silver, put four or six red candles with red shades about the center, and between them lay a large silver tray if it has no feet to raise it, put four low supports below, concealing them with vines all about the edge. Get a quantity of the fruit-shaped bonbon-boxes and fill each with nuts and raisins arrange these with heavy leaves on the tray, and serve them as a final course. If you have place-cards, paint them with little pumpkins or other vegetables, or have them cut in vegetable shapes and then painted.

Another pretty Thanksgiving table decoration for those who live where autumn leaves are to be had is made with dark crimson Virginia creeper, arranged in a silver bowl, with dull crimson candles and shades. Still another is bitter­sweet, the vines trailing over the tablecloth.


Thanksgiving Dinner Menu - Two Menus from 1905

In November, most Americans celebrate a traditional Thanksgiving with bountiful dinner parties for friends and family. Given the best of food markets, the best of cooks, and the most assuredly perfect dinner service, still the meal weighs heavily on the mind because of the difficulty preparing anything new.

It is almost impossible to vary the dinner from year to year and still retain the traditions but the best way out of the trouble is to ignore it to keep well to the old dishes, the national staples of the occasion, and introduce variety only in minor ways, in the little touches here and there which go far toward making old things seem new. This year, consider recreating an elaborate and memorable feast from the past by choosing one of two 1905 menus from Harper's Bazaar.

Instead of the usual pumpkin filled with fruits, or any other similar decoration for the table, here is a novelty from the past to consider at the very beginning. After the table is laid with one's handsomest linen and silver, put four or six red candles with red shades about the center, and between them lay a large silver tray if it has no feet to raise it, put four low supports below, concealing them with vines all about the edge. Get a quantity of the fruit-shaped bonbon-boxes and fill each with nuts and raisins arrange these with heavy leaves on the tray, and serve them as a final course. If you have place-cards, paint them with little pumpkins or other vegetables, or have them cut in vegetable shapes and then painted.

Another pretty Thanksgiving table decoration for those who live where autumn leaves are to be had is made with dark crimson Virginia creeper, arranged in a silver bowl, with dull crimson candles and shades. Still another is bitter­sweet, the vines trailing over the tablecloth.


Thanksgiving Dinner Menu - Two Menus from 1905

In November, most Americans celebrate a traditional Thanksgiving with bountiful dinner parties for friends and family. Given the best of food markets, the best of cooks, and the most assuredly perfect dinner service, still the meal weighs heavily on the mind because of the difficulty preparing anything new.

It is almost impossible to vary the dinner from year to year and still retain the traditions but the best way out of the trouble is to ignore it to keep well to the old dishes, the national staples of the occasion, and introduce variety only in minor ways, in the little touches here and there which go far toward making old things seem new. This year, consider recreating an elaborate and memorable feast from the past by choosing one of two 1905 menus from Harper's Bazaar.

Instead of the usual pumpkin filled with fruits, or any other similar decoration for the table, here is a novelty from the past to consider at the very beginning. After the table is laid with one's handsomest linen and silver, put four or six red candles with red shades about the center, and between them lay a large silver tray if it has no feet to raise it, put four low supports below, concealing them with vines all about the edge. Get a quantity of the fruit-shaped bonbon-boxes and fill each with nuts and raisins arrange these with heavy leaves on the tray, and serve them as a final course. If you have place-cards, paint them with little pumpkins or other vegetables, or have them cut in vegetable shapes and then painted.

Another pretty Thanksgiving table decoration for those who live where autumn leaves are to be had is made with dark crimson Virginia creeper, arranged in a silver bowl, with dull crimson candles and shades. Still another is bitter­sweet, the vines trailing over the tablecloth.


Thanksgiving Dinner Menu - Two Menus from 1905

In November, most Americans celebrate a traditional Thanksgiving with bountiful dinner parties for friends and family. Given the best of food markets, the best of cooks, and the most assuredly perfect dinner service, still the meal weighs heavily on the mind because of the difficulty preparing anything new.

It is almost impossible to vary the dinner from year to year and still retain the traditions but the best way out of the trouble is to ignore it to keep well to the old dishes, the national staples of the occasion, and introduce variety only in minor ways, in the little touches here and there which go far toward making old things seem new. This year, consider recreating an elaborate and memorable feast from the past by choosing one of two 1905 menus from Harper's Bazaar.

Instead of the usual pumpkin filled with fruits, or any other similar decoration for the table, here is a novelty from the past to consider at the very beginning. After the table is laid with one's handsomest linen and silver, put four or six red candles with red shades about the center, and between them lay a large silver tray if it has no feet to raise it, put four low supports below, concealing them with vines all about the edge. Get a quantity of the fruit-shaped bonbon-boxes and fill each with nuts and raisins arrange these with heavy leaves on the tray, and serve them as a final course. If you have place-cards, paint them with little pumpkins or other vegetables, or have them cut in vegetable shapes and then painted.

Another pretty Thanksgiving table decoration for those who live where autumn leaves are to be had is made with dark crimson Virginia creeper, arranged in a silver bowl, with dull crimson candles and shades. Still another is bitter­sweet, the vines trailing over the tablecloth.


Thanksgiving Dinner Menu - Two Menus from 1905

In November, most Americans celebrate a traditional Thanksgiving with bountiful dinner parties for friends and family. Given the best of food markets, the best of cooks, and the most assuredly perfect dinner service, still the meal weighs heavily on the mind because of the difficulty preparing anything new.

It is almost impossible to vary the dinner from year to year and still retain the traditions but the best way out of the trouble is to ignore it to keep well to the old dishes, the national staples of the occasion, and introduce variety only in minor ways, in the little touches here and there which go far toward making old things seem new. This year, consider recreating an elaborate and memorable feast from the past by choosing one of two 1905 menus from Harper's Bazaar.

Instead of the usual pumpkin filled with fruits, or any other similar decoration for the table, here is a novelty from the past to consider at the very beginning. After the table is laid with one's handsomest linen and silver, put four or six red candles with red shades about the center, and between them lay a large silver tray if it has no feet to raise it, put four low supports below, concealing them with vines all about the edge. Get a quantity of the fruit-shaped bonbon-boxes and fill each with nuts and raisins arrange these with heavy leaves on the tray, and serve them as a final course. If you have place-cards, paint them with little pumpkins or other vegetables, or have them cut in vegetable shapes and then painted.

Another pretty Thanksgiving table decoration for those who live where autumn leaves are to be had is made with dark crimson Virginia creeper, arranged in a silver bowl, with dull crimson candles and shades. Still another is bitter­sweet, the vines trailing over the tablecloth.


Thanksgiving Dinner Menu - Two Menus from 1905

In November, most Americans celebrate a traditional Thanksgiving with bountiful dinner parties for friends and family. Given the best of food markets, the best of cooks, and the most assuredly perfect dinner service, still the meal weighs heavily on the mind because of the difficulty preparing anything new.

It is almost impossible to vary the dinner from year to year and still retain the traditions but the best way out of the trouble is to ignore it to keep well to the old dishes, the national staples of the occasion, and introduce variety only in minor ways, in the little touches here and there which go far toward making old things seem new. This year, consider recreating an elaborate and memorable feast from the past by choosing one of two 1905 menus from Harper's Bazaar.

Instead of the usual pumpkin filled with fruits, or any other similar decoration for the table, here is a novelty from the past to consider at the very beginning. After the table is laid with one's handsomest linen and silver, put four or six red candles with red shades about the center, and between them lay a large silver tray if it has no feet to raise it, put four low supports below, concealing them with vines all about the edge. Get a quantity of the fruit-shaped bonbon-boxes and fill each with nuts and raisins arrange these with heavy leaves on the tray, and serve them as a final course. If you have place-cards, paint them with little pumpkins or other vegetables, or have them cut in vegetable shapes and then painted.

Another pretty Thanksgiving table decoration for those who live where autumn leaves are to be had is made with dark crimson Virginia creeper, arranged in a silver bowl, with dull crimson candles and shades. Still another is bitter­sweet, the vines trailing over the tablecloth.


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