How to Create a Gourd-geous Tablescape This Thanksgiving
If you're throwing a Friendsgiving feast or hosting the fam for Thanksgiving, you'll want to impress your guests with a harvest table. This DIY gourd-filled tablescape is a surefire way to set the scene in a festive, seasonal way. Scroll on to see how to get the look yourself.
Show off your fall craftin’ skills by making gourd candlesticks to set the mood, vases to adorn the table, and an ice bucket to chill your celebratory bubbly. Put your carving tools to the test as you transform your pumpkin patch picks into accents for decorative use. Once the sculpting is done, reach for the finishing touches (your candles, flowers, and ice) to complete your creations.
Watch the full tutorial video below to learn how to bring the entire, gourd-geous ensemble to life.
And let's not forget a creamy, delicious pumpkin recipe to complete your delicious spread. Scroll below for the recipe.
Pumpkin Sage Pasta
- 1-pound box of rigatoni
- extra-virgin olive oil
- 1 yellow onion
- 4 cloves garlic
- 1 pound Italian sausage, browned
- 2 1/2 cups chicken broth
- 2 cups canned pumpkin
- 1 teaspoon nutmeg
- salt + pepper, to taste
- Parmesan cheese
- Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add pasta. Cook 10-11 minutes, until al dente.
- Chop onion and garlic. In a large saucepan, heat 2 Tablespoons of olive oil over medium heat. Brown onions and garlic. Add sausage and chicken broth. Cook for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Add pumpkin, nutmeg, salt, pepper and sage to the sauce. Stir to combine. Cook for 5 minutes. Add cooked pasta to your pan. Mix. Top with grated Parmesan. Enjoy!