TODAY | November 01, 2012
>>> just three weeks on to go until thanksgiving. we'll give you plenty of time to learn how to take your classic celebration to a next level.
>> culinary tricks to spice up your pie, elaine griffin has fun ideas that will wow your guests. nice to see you.
>> we have a lot of great ideas because thanksgiving is all about gratitude and how to give thanks with great style. let's start with our cocktails.
>> why not. though it could give you a headache.
>> now, cider is the official bench of fall. so we're spicing ours up for the occasion with a malt cider pineapple cocktail. virgin for the kids. a little rum for the grown ups .
>> that's very nice. i love the way it's presented.
>> and then my favorite hinge, obviously we can be thankful every day of november.
>> how about all year-round. there's a concept.
>> so we'll make a calendar, very easy. do it with a pin board or a frame like we did here. and an envelope for every day. you drop in a little something. beach vacation, a great one this summer. new cat. you.
>> adorable. that would be fun for children.
>> and you can also wait and open it together before the big meal.
>> gold is the color, huh?
>> i'm very excited about this. thanksgiving is the meal where how it's served, how your table looks is just as important as how the food tastes. so he with have a woodsy theme this year. and the star is gold. everything from the cut letterlery to the china and crystal, gold is hot so we're starting with that. and instead of doing just one big bouquet in the center of the table, we're doing something different. a multitiered set up. and use a cake stand.
>> these are the harvest vegetables that we've spray painted with a little gold. and this is burlap -- outdoor theme -- about your happburlap from the cr aft store and ribbon.
>> very pretty.
>> so you definitely want to bring in the outdoors with your place cards, too.
>> oh, look. this is cute.
>> you can add inspiration.
>> love that.
>> and then no the kids, because there's always a kiddy table, we'll make oversized acorn and leaf place mats.
>> are these little stickers?
>> yes. all the adults can catch up while the kids decorate.
>> we love it.
>>> tomorrow we'll talk about questions and answers for men and we'll make crafty cocktails. and we're finally going to have your ipad thing or ipod, whatever it is. ihoda. have an awesome day, everybody. we'll see you at scandalous tonight.