A Not-So-Traditional Menu for Thanksgiving
Maybe it’s just us, but did Thanksgiving sneak up on you this year? If so, we’re here to help with your menu!
We’ve compiled some fun recipes that are spins on traditional Thanksgiving dishes so that whether you’re cooking the entire dinner for family and friends or if you’re signed up to bring dessert, you’ll have something delicious to share.
Check out this tasty menu we’ve put together:
Cooking on the Weekends
This would be acceptable at any party, right? Why limit this turkey to just the end of November?
This recipe adds one simple ingredient to an otherwise “regular” casserole…and it looks delicious!
Can you imagine how wonderful your kitchen house would smell if you made this?
Lemon Tree Dwelling
There are so many delicious variations of macaroni and cheese…but this one is loaded with extra flavor! And yes, even though it looks like potatoes, that really is mac & cheese!
We can’t wait to try this recipe soon…
For Dressing and Cranberry in one, check out
We love a delicious traditional dressing (who doesn’t?), but doesn’t this one sound extra savory?
We speak from experience when we say, “Don’t expect there to be many (or any…) leftovers if you make these miniature sweet and tart bites! (Also, they are best right out of the oven after the brie has cooled…but also delicious after being in the fridge). If you can’t find the rolled puff pastry, canned crescent rolls cut in half also work!
This sweet & tangy drink will be loved by everyone at your party! If you want it a little sweeter, increase the pineapple juice and decrease the cranberry juice.
Last but not least…..dessert. 🙂 We couldn’t pick just one (so we didn’t 😉 ).
Home Made Interest
If you don’t think this looks delicious, we’re sure that the person you sit next to at dinner would be more than happy to eat your portion for you. Such a fun twist (no pun intended) on a classic pecan pie!
Now that you know what you’re making for your dinner party this week, do you need some extra seating? If so, give us a call and we’ll make sure everyone at your party has a place to relax while they dig into that bacon wrapped turkey.
Happy Thanksgiving Everyone! We’re so thankful for our customers who are like family to us and we hope you all have a wonderful time celebrating with friends and family this week.
Trending Themes for Kids’ Birthdays: Art Party
Welcome to the second party in our series of Kids’ Birthdays!
If you missed our Backyard Camping party ideas, check that out here…
Do you have a little artist on your hands? (We know a few!)
An art party would be a fun event for boys and girls, ages 0 and up!
Plus, you’ll be able to use as many colors as you want in the decorations. 🙂
Speaking of colors, take a look at these invitations: one printed on a paint sample, and one made to look like a paint palette. How creative are they??
|The Modest Homestead|
|Invite and Delight|
We imagine that decorations for any Art Party would be full of color and whimsy…
|The Party Teacher Shop|
As for snacks, really, anything goes as long as it’s brightly colored! However, some of these ideas went above and beyond and really added to the art theme. While looking for inspiration, we found so many beautiful cakes (inside and out!) as well as these adorable cake pops that used a paintbrush as the stick!
|And Everything Sweet|
|Cravings of a Lunatic – Trix Krispies|
|Momma Told Me – Rainbow Grapes|
These Rainbow Grapes are gorgeous…and only three ingredients! Water, Grapes, and Jello. We may have to try these soon…just to make sure they taste as good as they look!
|McCormick Tie Dye Cake|
Depending on the age of the guests, you could have a table full of coloring pages and crayons, set up small canvases for everyone to paint and take home, let them decorate their own cupcakes, or set up a t-shirt tie dye station!
|Tulip Tie Dye Your Summer|
Here are some Tie-Dye Tips in case you need a refresher on how to come up with different designs!
When it comes to choosing an inflatable for the guests, we have oh-so-many beautiful, brightly colored, fun, affordable rentals that would match an Art Party, but this Crayola one would be one of our first picks!
|Crayola Combo at Deborah’s Party Rentals|
An apron to wear during the party and then take home would be a nice way for the guests to remember how much fun they had, (and would keep their clothes clean…which is something all the parents will likely appreciate. 🙂 )
Doesn’t an Art Party sound like fun? If you plan one soon, send us an invitation and we’ll help you pick out whatever rentals you need to have plenty of space for all your artists to sit & eat!
We hope you’re enjoying our mini-series on Kids’ Birthdays and that you’re getting some good ideas for future parties.
Free Fall Printables to Accent Your Party
With Fall officially underway (although the temperatures haven’t been reflecting that this week…), we thought it would be fun to showcase some free Fall printables and give you some ideas for how you could use them at your wedding, corporate event, party, or just in your home or office decor!
Check out this classic leaf print from A Night Owl Blog. Wouldn’t it be perfect as an accent piece on a sign-in table at a wedding, or framed on your mantle at home?
|from A Night Owl Blog|
Print out these signs and put them in frames surrounded by floating candles or a flower arrangement and you have a nice Autumn centerpiece at the tables for your corporate dinner under one of the tents we have available to rent!
|from Tatertots and Jello|
This whimsical word art would be a fun way to have guests at your get together sign in (and write what they’re thankful for!) around the border, then frame later OR print out a smaller version for a mini office desk frame to brighten up your workspace.
We love the mention of cozy sweaters in this print by Pitter and Glink! (Maybe this time next week, we’ll all be able to unpack our cozy sweaters to wear!) This would be a sweet print to have on display at a pumpkin or fall themed shower, or how about frame it to display on a table with coffee and pumpkin spice creamer at your fall wedding reception?
|Pitter and Glink|
Can’t you just smell the leaves in the air and the bonfire and apple cider now?
It’s like love is in the air. 🙂
Of course, if you’re looking for more fall-inspired ideas for your next party, check out our Pinterest boards for inspiration, then give us a call and we’ll help you put everything together so all you have to do is sit back and drink your pumpkin latte!
#TransformationThursday – Birthday Party Edition!
If you follow us on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter, or Pinterest you’ve seen some of our #transformationthursday posts showing how our rentals have turned the simplest space into something truly spectacular!
This week, check out the transformation made to this backyard for a three year old’s PJ Masks Birthday Party!
|Before….Fun Space to run and Play! (But where to sit?)|
|…besides, this needs to be a PJ Masks Headquarters for the Party!|
This space on any other day is perfect for running and playing, but when it came time to party, there wasn’t much sitting space for guests to relax. Plus, a May afternoon birthday meant the sun was shining and a little extra shade was needed to keep the guests cool. Fifteen white folding chairs, a roundcocktail table, and a blue umbrella table rented from Deborah’s Party Rentals solved those problems!
|Check out all that seating and the extra shade from the Umbrella!|
One of our rectangle tables covered in plastic table cloths to coordinate with CatBoy, LunaGirl, and Gekko was perfect for holding snacks and drinks.
|To make the icing have green speckles like Gekko, just mix in some green sugar sprinkles! Here is a link to some similar cupcake toppers you can print if you’re planning a PJ Masks party.|
Speaking of snacks, the shaved ice machine with Blue Raspberry syrup (like CatBoy of course!) was a hit with all of the guests (from under age 1 to over age 70!). What a perfect way to keep cool when the temperature was hanging around 80 degrees.
|Everyone wanted seconds on the Shaved Ice.|
In addition to the slide and backyard toys that the birthday boy had set out for his friends to play, he also picked out the Fat Cats tossing game to have set up for everyone to enjoy. We have so many fun carnival type games you can rent!
|Fat Cats was a fun game for all the kids and adults to play.|
A month later, when it came time for this Birthday Boy’s little brother to celebrate his first birthday, the backyard was transformed into an ocean-themed party! (Stay posted for a post about that party in the future).
|Filter by LooksLikeGlitter|
How have you transformed your backyard into an amazing party venue? If you have a party coming up, give us a call and we’ll help you pick out the perfect supplies to transform your own backyard.
The photos in this post were provided to us by the customer for use in advertising and social media. Thank you!
What Deb’s Party Rentals Can Do For You
Since 1992, Deborah’s Party Rentals has been helping the Greater Birmingham Area and beyond to add that special touch to social, corporate, school, and church events. Whether your next party is a large scale company picnic, or an intimate, elegant wedding, our team is ready to help build your perfect event.
The highly trained planning staff at Deborah’s Party Rentals is prepared to work with you to maximize any budget. We want to help you get the best value for your event!
When planning a party, no job is too big or too small for Deborah’s Party Rentals. Many people plan events in venues or outdoor spaces that are not typically used to host large numbers of people. That’s where Deborah’s Party Rentals steps in! We rent tents, tables and chairs of almost any size, shape, and quantity to fit the style of your event.
How about when an event’s guests span 3 generations and you need something to keep everyone entertained? We’ve come up with a proven plan of success when working with churches and corporate events alike and can provide everything from concession stands to inflatables and rides for the kids.
Many families are looking to add a little extra fun to their child’s birthday party and Deborah’s Party Rentals is happy to deliver one of our popular water attractions or sports themed games right to your backyard.
Deborah’s Party Rentals is also very comfortable working in tandem with other event vendors. For example, when planning a wedding, you may also be hiring a caterer or florist. It is our practice to coordinate delivery and set up of all rented equipment to allow ample time for all vendors to install their pieces of the puzzle. We’re happy to be a part of an event team!
Deborah’s Party Rentals is THE one stop shop when planning your next event. Call us today to get the ball rolling on planning an event to remember!