We love to throw a party at the Thompson house.
Thanksgiving was our first gathering in a while-the Great Thompson Flood threw us off a little bit. We are looking forward to host a few Holiday parties to wrap up 2010.
A fun party for me requires lots of preparation, so I can enjoy the most time possible with our guests.
I was a little daring with our table linens this year and went with a burnt sienna, which I loved. Of course I ironed all the napkins and linens on Wednesday, I would have done it earlier in the week, but was otherwise engaged.
Now, my next big decision-how to fold the napkins.
I went with the later version.
We like to wash all the crystal and china ahead of time and set the table the night prior.
Then I get my party planning aide out-post-it notes! They are wonderful problem solvers for so many things. In this situation, what dish will hold my beloved mashed potatoes.
Josh prepped the bird and dropped it into the roaster first thing in the morning.
It was so popular some was gone before I snapped a picture.