Dinner Is Served—In Style!

Maybe you volunteered for it because you enjoy making everybody comfortable. Maybe you were stuck with it because your dining room is actually big enough. For whatever reason, you’ve got it: Hostess Duty. The big dinner is already too close for comfort, and it’s only getting closer.

No fear! Whether you’re in charge of your family’s Thanksgiving gathering or another large dinner party, Close To My Heart will help you get prepared. We want you to be able to focus on the most important part of any party—the people! With that in mind, we’ve created printable thank you cards and conversation starter cards that will help you create wonderful memories as you gather around the table. Take a look at this Thanksgiving place setting:
Create beautiful Thanksgiving place settings! #closetomyheart #ctmh #thanksgiving #dinner #autumn #fall #gratitudeBeautiful, right? The thank you card and the conversation starter card add a personal touch to this elegant place setting. In this example, the thank you card was printed on kraft cardstock, trimmed out, matted on paper from the Urban paper packet, and topped off with a bow made from gold glitter paper—so simple!
And as you’ll notice at the bottom of the card, our printable thank you card includes a spot for you to type in your name or family name! This will make the cards personal yet ridiculously quick and easy to put together.

Now let’s take a closer look at the other piece of this place setting:
Create beautiful Thanksgiving place settings! #closetomyheart #ctmh #thanksgiving #dinner #autumn #fall #gratitudeConversation starter cards are a fun way to get people around the dinner table to put away their phones and enjoy the company right in front of them. We’ve created two different sets of conversation starters—one for children and one for adults. Simply print them out, cut them up, and attach them to a folded piece of paper as you see here. You could also cut them up and place them in a container to be passed around the table and have each person take their turn drawing a prompt.

Lend an autumn feel to your Thanksgiving place setting by attaching stamped images to your cards. This colorful leaf comes from the My Acrylix® Thankful Heart stamp set and has been colored with watercolor paints and attached the card with 3-D foam tape. Slightly curling the edges of the leaf upward makes it look ready to blow right off the card, doesn’t it?

Because we know you host special dinner parties throughout the year, we’ve designed both the thank you card and the conversation starters to work year-round—they’re not Thanksgiving-specific. Take a look at another place setting to see what we mean:
Create beautiful place settings for your next gathering! #closetomyheart #ctmh #dinner #dinnerparty #thankyou #gratitudeWhatever the reason is for holding your special dinner party, we hope you get to enjoy the food, people, and the feelings of gratitude. Your guests certainly will! And remember—snap some photos of those special memories!

Printables

Dinner Party Thank You Card
Dinner Party Children Conversation Starters
Dinner Party Adult Conversation Starters

Recipes

Thanksgiving Thank You Card
X7204B Urban Paper Packet, Z1375 Kraft Cardstock, Z3076 Gold Glitter Paper, Z2027 Mini Stapler

Thanksgiving Conversation Starter Card
B1463 My Acrylix® Thankful Heart, 44751 Archival Black Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad, Z3132 Watercolor Paints, Z3188 Paintbrush Set, Z2060 Thin 3-D Foam Tape

Generic Thank You Card
X7200B White Pines Paper Packet, Z1375 Kraft Cardstock, Z3076 Gold Glitter Paper, Z1997 Triangle Border Punch

Generic Conversation Card
1388 Colonial White Cardstock, Z1375 Kraft Cardstock, Z3076 Gold Glitter Paper, Z2060 Thin 3-D Foam Tape

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9 thoughts on “Dinner Is Served—In Style!

  1. These are wonderful! Love the conversation cards. I will be using them at our dining table for Christmas eve! (Unfortunately, I have to work Thanksgiving this year.)

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  3. Hi Jeanette, The funniest thing about the place I grew up in was the monthly dances held at the local chicken farm. Yes we danced the night away among the chooks, well not quite but they were in the vicinity. It was a close knit, everyone knew everyone community. Many special memories.

    The strangest school teacher we had was a relief teacher who would sit at his desk, both feet up on the desk, munching away on biscuits that Mums brought in for the local dance that month while we attempted to complete the schoolwork. I can’t remember him actually teaching just writing sums etc on the board and then going back to his tea and biscuits.

    I think the greatest song ever written would be “How Great Thou Art” but I do remember singing a couple of beautiful songs in primary school choir that I love- “Christopher Robin” and “Trees” and the “Millenium Prayer’ would also be up there with them.

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  4. i have alot of close to my hearts I bought a few years ago and had to stop stamping and take care of my ill parents now I can go back to doing some stanping and scrapbooking but need ideas for stamps .Is there somewhere I can go to get ideas from these stamp sets? Thank you, its so nice to have a little time to get back to this ,I really missed it

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    • We’re so sorry to hear about your parents. This blog is a great place to see artwork inspiration. You can also check out our Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube accounts. If you want to look at the stamps themselves, you can see them here. Hope that helps! Welcome back!

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