Happy week of Thanksgiving! It’s a time for food, family, and friends – many of the things I am most thankful for. Typically, my Thanksgiving consists of decorating and setting the table for my family and then socializing and eating the rest of the day. Last year, after finding these great templates from Martha Stewart, I decided we were having a dress up Thanksgiving at my house. I decided who would be a pilgrim and who would be a Native American and then made them their respective hats, bonnets, or headdresses which were waiting for each guest at their place setting. My whole family (especially the kids) loved dressing up and it was truly the most fun Thanksgiving in recent history. Here are some snippets from last year’s celebration:

{the dining room table set with each person’s hat at their place set. I tried to have an equal ratio of pilgrims and Native Americans around the table}

{the place-cards I made from mini gourds, thick brown paper, and cute pins}

{a better look at the mens pilgrim hats}

{my sister, grandma, and uncle donning their hats post-feast}