How is Thanksgiving just a few days away? This time of year always flies by way too fast. It makes me wish the holidays were more spaced out!
For the first time since we’ve lived in New York, Nick and I aren’t traveling to visit family for Thanksgiving. Since he has to work the following day, we’re staying in the city and my mom, stepdad and sister are coming to visit. While I’d love to host them for a big turkey dinner at our apartment, it honestly just wouldn’t be possible in our space. Our place is plenty comfortable for us two, but cooking a meal with multiple courses? I don’t even know how I’d manage it on our small kitchen. So yes, we’re going out to a restaurant for Thanksgiving dinner, but that doesn’t mean I’m completely nixing taking on the role of hostess at home.
Before my fam arrives next week, I’m actually planning on hosting a few girlfriend’s over for some much-needed wine time and small bites. If you’re like me and don’t have the dining space or a large kitchen that can accommodate a dinner party, opting to have friends or family over for appetizers and drinks is the perfect compromise. I always like to create a buffet-style spread where my guests can serve themselves. The last place you want to be at your own gathering is stuck in the kitchen so setting everything out takes the work off your hands and you can spend as much time as possible with your guests.
So when I’m entertaining I love to go all out. Not only with food and drinks, but with décor too! Don’t you agree that everything come together when your table looks festive and celebratory? I love to impress guests and extra touches like themed serving dishes, drinking glasses, plates, candles and decorative accents can make a party extra memorable.
Let me tell you if you haven’t visited your local Pier 1 Imports or recently: YOU’RE MISSING OUT. I ordered everything you see here online (you get free shipping with any $49+ purchase!) and was so impressed with the selection of affordable harvest-themed home décor and tablespace pieces. I’m talking all the pumpkins, colorful leaves, weathered woods, string lights and fall-scented candles.
Here you can see a peek at my décor and me in all my hostess glory. I’m definitely going to use this girls’ night as practice before hosting my family next week. Whether you’re having Thanksgiving dinner or planning to invite friends over for casual drinks and bites, Pier 1 has a lot of great harvest-themed inspo and entertaining necessities at super wallet-friendly prices.
Friendsgiving Pennant Banner | Embroidered Pumpkin Pillow | Wood Pumpkin Serving Board | Pumpkin Applique Table Runner | Wood Pumpkin Serving Bowl | Metallic Decorative Pumpkins | Harvest Berry LED Glimmer String Lights | Orange Pumpkin Tureens | Spiced Cake 4-Wick Candle | Gilded Magnolia Placemat | Maple Leaves Coasters | Gold Thankful Decal Stemless Wine Glasses | Pumpkin Moscow Mule Cups | Pumpkin Salad Plates
Hint Hint! A lot of what you see here is actually on sale, so definitely try and pop in to your local store or place an order before Christmas items completely take over. PS have you seen the Pier 1 Holiday section? I’m already envisioning my next shopping trip ☺
Maple Leaves Coasters
Pumpkin Applique Table Runner
Harvest Berry LED Glimmer String Lights
Copper Pumpkin Spreaders
Gold Thankful Decal Stemless Wine Glasses
Wood Pumpkin Serving Board
Pumpkin Moscow Mule Cups
Friendsgiving Pennant Banner
Gilded Magnolia Placemat
Orange Pumpkin Tureens
Pumpkin Salad Plates
Metallic Decorative Pumpkins
Wood Pumpkin Serving Bowl
Spiced Cake 4-Wick Candle
Embroidered Pumpkin Pillow
Big thank you to Pier 1 Imports for sponsoring this post!