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A Rosetree Guide for Newlyweds: How to Host Your First Thanksgiving

Caitlin Crees

Hosting your first Thanksgiving dinner as newlyweds can be a
time of frustration. It should be a day that is remembered fondly, not
one filled with pressure to make everything perfect. The phrase “easier said than
done” pops to mind, but we have some of the hard work taken care of for you, so
sit back and relax. Keep the cider flowing and the conversation full of

Take a look at our impromptu Thanksgiving dinner
for six of your family and friends; mouthwatering foods and stunning
décor, all done without breaking your bank.

mission: Spend less than $500 on food, décor, furniture (tables/chairs), place
settings and floral arrangements. Total cost for dinner and presentation was

Décor was both purchased and rented from World Market
and Rudy’s Refined Rentals. As a newlywed, it is that time for purchasing some
traditional pieces that you will keep for a lifetime. World Market has a unique variety of décor and by renting some pieces you can
cut the cost of big ticket items. 

Floral Arrangements were created by Elishia
Robson, owner of Lakeside Floral. Elishia filled the table runner with magnolia
leaves to save on cost and create a very full look. By adding
the low floral arrangements, she was able to add pops of color that accented
our beautifully patterned napkins.

No matter how well your Thanksgiving dinner goes,
just remember these words from one of my favorite holiday movies (White
Christmas), “When I’m worried and I can't sleep I count my blessings instead of
sheep and I’ll fall asleep counting my blessings.” 


Janea & Jenn | Owners

Rosetree Weddings & Events

Our Menu


Assorted Cheese (Brie cheese, Rolled goat log,
cranberry white cheddar cheese, cheddar cheese ball, Vermont cheddar), fruit  (honey crisp apples, red grapes, picked beats,
yellow tomatoes, pomegranate) & cracker (bagel chips, wheat crackers,
pretzel slims) platter


Apple Cider Sangria (honey crisp apples, pears, apple
cider, pinot grigio, brandy, club soda)

Sparling Cider with fresh cranberries

Entrée & Sides:

6 Cornish Game Hens

Wild rice avocado salad

Asparagus garnished with dried cranberries and
crushed pecans


Assorted Baklava

Ferrero Rocher chocolates

Chocolate dusted truffles

Jordan almonds

Name Card Holder:

Acorn Squash

Article originally published 11.14.14 on

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