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Helpful Hacks to Pull Off Thanksgiving Dinner, Dairy-Free!

November 25, 2015
By: So Delicious

This is going to be the best Thanksgiving ever. You’ve created the perfect menu well in advance, prepped all of your ingredients and invited only happy, helpful guests who love your cooking (very smart indeed).

Unfortunately, ‘perfect’ isn’t a word that belongs anywhere near a holiday gathering of family and friends. Even the most careful planning won’t steer you clear of every problem. But who says a problem has to spell trouble? Here are some last-minute things that may pop up with simple solutions to help you come off like a pro.

How do I know which dishes are dairy-free and/or gluten-free? – Ingredient Tags

We did some quick typesetting and printed these cute tags. But plain ‘ol pen and paper with double-sided tape works just as well. Affix your tag to a toothpick or skewer and let your guests know just where each dish stands.

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How do I know who sits where? – Turkey Place Cards

You don’t have to eat a turkey to enjoy one this Thanksgiving. This upcycle craft was so easy and fun to make, using the compostable stick from our Simply Strawberry bars. We had a blast at our local craft store, picking up fabric leaves, orange adhesive foam, black beads, little clay pots and circular tags.

Instructions:

  1. To make the tail feathers, just spread a half-moon of fabric leaves in your hand, like a deck of cards. Staple at the base and set aside.
  2. Move on to the turkey’s head (compostable stick). For the beak, peel the backing away from the adhesive foam and stick it to one end of the compostable stick. Glue two beads on for eyes.
  3. Glue the head to the front of the clay pot, which serves as a body.
  4. Write a name on the tag and tie it around the rim of the pot.
  5. Glue the tail feathers to the back of the pot.
  6. Fill that bird with pistachios and add one to each place setting.

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How do I express my gratitude? – Printable Thank You Cards

There’s nothing wrong with being a little old fashioned. Thank your guests for coming and let them know what they mean to you by sending them home with a handwritten card and a personalized turkey!

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Oh, and no need for a special trip to buy cards. Remember? We’re trying to make things easier on you. Print them here: Thank You Cards

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