No two Thanksgivings are exactly the same. We should know: Over the years, we’ve created hundreds of Thanksgiving menus. From traditional, pull-out-all-the-stops turkey feasts to streamlined, intimate get-togethers, we’ve got Thanksgiving recipes and menu options to fit every size group and every type of gathering.
This year, we decided to create an interactive Thanksgiving Menu Planning tool to help you sort through all our holiday dishes and to help create the perfect Thanksgiving menu for you. Just browse our menu listing at and start putting together a holiday meal that’s customized to your taste. Once you’ve made your choice, click on the contact link to send us an email and we’ll price it out, and send you a customized proposal!
In addition, here are our top 5 tips for your holiday meal!
1. Less Is More. “Keep your Thanksgiving table simple. With so much beautiful food, there is no need for an elaborate tablescape or to go overboard with holiday decor. I even like to simplify my holiday menu by serving a ‘mini Thanksgiving’ so my guests can indulge in all their favorite holiday dishes without all the waste and leftovers.”
2. Embrace the Season. “Let the colors of the Fall set the stage for your holiday table. Pick a neutral color scheme and use seasonal fruits, vegetables, and flowers as the centerpiece. I often venture into my backyard on Thanksgiving morning to see what catches my eye: even a beautiful vase of birch branches will have your table looking like a million bucks. If you spend your holiday in an urban setting, fill an oversize lucite bowl with colorful pomegranates, yellow squash, or pumpkin from the local farmers market.”
3. Mix and Match. “Keep your table interesting by using different plates, glassware, napkins, and napkin rings. As long as you stick to one color scheme your table will look elegant and chic. Choose subtle touches that will add warmth and character, such as mirrored glass votives or small bud vases.”
4. Think Outside the Tray. “The holidays are my favorite time of year to break the rules. I love to use unexpected items as serving dishes or when I’m setting the table. This year I’m using my vintage record collection instead of a charger plate or fancy placemat. Raid your game closet for the unused checkerboard or Monopoly and use it as a platter to serve your hors d’oeuvers.”
5. Have Fun. “The holidays can be a stressful time. I like to lighten the mood and keep a sense of humor by framing funny photos of my guests and setting them out instead of place cards. It gets the storytelling started early in the night and sets the mood for an unforgettable evening.”