Making Thanksgiving Easier

9 Nov

nov-thanksgiving-001Anyone thinking about their Thanksgiving menu or how their table will look yet? I know that I certainly am.  There are so many great looking recipes I keep getting from blogs and emails I subscribe to.  All the pretty table settings and serve ware that I see makes me want to set the perfect table.  I am actually, pretty excited that I purchased a cast iron pumpkin-shaped dutch oven a couple weeks ago which I plan on serving butternut squash soup in as an appetizer.  I’ve been drooling over that pretty pumpkin for a few years.  It’s all the small things, right?

So, a friend suggested that I carve out baby pumpkins and using them to serve the soup in.  And I totally did consider that … the little pumpkins would look so festive on an elegant tray, wouldn’t they?  But I thought again – that’s a lot of work to clean out all those pumpkins!  Instead, I plan to order some personalized disposable cups which should be cute too and much easier.

nov-thanksgiving-002As much as I want to use my pretty china plates and engraved wine glasses for appetizers and drinks, I’m thinking twice.  There would be so many extra dishes and glasses to wash.  Instead, I’m going to be using some great personalized cocktail napkins for the appetizers (and desserts too).  And some cute and fun plastic glasses, personalized of course, for my Fall Sangria and other drinks.  And I plan to use the disposable monogrammed plates too, which will be perfect as they are themed and sophisticated.

nov-thanksgiving-003As far as drinks, I’m going to make a Fall Sangria and serve it in a carved out pumpkin and for that I’ll be using my personalized plastic glasses which will be perfect.  This way, the nice glasses will just be at the dinner table.  And I’ll look for some little chocolates with Thankgiving decorations on them and pick out a pretty favor box for everyone to place at their seat.

I’m so excited for a great Thanksgiving this year.  I’m planning on trying some new appetizers (squash ravioli in a butternut marinara) and some classics that everyone loves and, shall I say, everyone expects!  The year has gone by so fast that I hardly can believe I’m even talking about the holiday season but, yet, here we are.   It will all be beautiful and fun to get together with family and friends.  And with a few strategic additions, the clean up will be a breeze.

Best wishes for a Happy Thanksgiving with you and your family and friends this year!



Wedding Inspiration: A Touch of Gold

6 Nov

gold-weddingThis week’s wedding inspiration is all about gold!  Gold adds a touch of glamour and warmth to any wedding.  You can go all out and make everything gold or add touches of it to an off white palette.  Even black and gold make a statement and are perfect for a black tie wedding.

Touch of Gold Wedding: You Design It Gold Cake Boxes, Gold Lattice Printed Placecards, Frill Wine Labels, Elegant Script Monogram Plastic Plates, Gold Stripe Border Caspari Napkins, Mr & Mrs Diecut Invitations, Just Married Ornament, Gold Tone Bangle Bracelet with Script Lettering, Spill Glitter Save the Date Magnets.

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The Season for Gift Certificates

3 Nov

When shopping for a perfect gift, there are many products and options at The Stationery Studio.  In fact, we carry around 20,000 items so the selection is impressive.   You can shop by recipient with personalized gifts for adults, teen gift, kids gifts and baby gifts.  Or you can shop by price, as we’ve curated some of our favorite gifting ideas into easy to shop by price categories where you can filter down to the areas you might be looking for.

nov-giftCertificatesStill, some would prefer for the recipient to make their own special choices so we’ve made this super easy.  You can simply select a $25, $50 or $100 Gift Certificate and have it emailed right to your recipient with your special gift message on it or you can email it to you and print it out so you can gift it personally.  This is the most flexible and easiest option if you are not sure what your gift recipient would enjoy most.

Our gift certificates are easy to use and recipients will have their choice of over 20,000 items.  From personalized stationery to printed napkins, custom address labels, home decor including wood cutting boards, elegant serving trays and barware, the selection is incredible.  The options to personalize their selection will also be their choice including many motifs, typestyle, imprint colors and more.

Shopping options are well organized and your recipient will easily be able to find just the perfect set of notepads or the self-inking stamper, or printed guest towels and the gift certificate will provide choices that they will simply love.  So for the upcoming Christmas gifting season, or for any time of year, a Gift certificate will make a great idea for bridal showers, graduations, Mother’s Day and more.

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