Just in time for Thanksgiving coming up, I’ve teamed up with Ocean Spray to share some Thanksgiving hosting tips, especially for those first timers out there like myself! Most of you saw that a few weeks ago I went to the most insane event with Ocean Spray that was an amazing Thanksgiving dinner in the middle of a bog! So we had to put on waders in order to sit at your place for the meal! It was so cool and my tips and tricks won’t be as cool as that, but I hope you enjoy them! Being a huuuuge (and I mean huge) cranberry fan, Thanksgiving for me means cranberry everything! It’s something I look forward to at every single holiday meal!
Before I share 3 awesome tips, if you’re feeling weary on anything, Ocean Spray now has this awesome “Ask CranMa” campaign and have a chatbot on their site so you can literally “Ask CranMa” any questions you may have! From what temperature to cook something to a spice you might be in need of! Truly a dream come true first time Thanksgiving hosts! Now let’s jump into my tips!
- Create napkin rings out of fresh cranberries
This is something that looks adorable, costs so little, and creates just the right amount of color for your Thanksgiving table setting! I just took a few cranberries and strung them onto string, however wire also gets the trick done and maybe even easier!
2. Cinnamon sugar cranberry garnish
You can create this cinnamon sugar cranberry garnish just as a little small dish or to pop into holiday cocktails! I personally love just popping a few into a simple mixture of Ocean Spray® Cranberry Juice Cocktail, sparkling water, and vodka! The cinnamon adds the perfect little flavor and the garnish just looks like you made the extra effort!
3. Create fall shapes out of cranberry sauce
This one is so easy and really makes it look like you did something special! Simply put the Ocean Spray® Jellied Cranberry Sauce into the fridge for about an hour, then cut it into slices deep enough to cut with a cookie cutter (depends on the size of your shapes!) and just cut out cute little holiday shapes! I did leaves and acorns and I love how it came out! An adorable way to add festivity to the table and meal!
I hope you guys enjoyed these tips and special shout out to Ocean Spray for sponsoring this blog post!