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7 Clever Thanksgiving Recipes That Double as Decor

Baked Brie Bread Wreath
The Candid Appetite

Don’t waste time with dried leaves and turkey-shaped wreaths. Instead, let your food play double duty and turn your dinner into its own decor. We’ve gathered seven recipes that will make your Thanksgiving feast almost too cute to eat.

Playing host to the Thanksgiving feast is a big commitment. There’s planning the meal, cooking the food, serving the drinks, and possibly arranging space for overnight guests. In between all of that, you’re somehow expected to make things festive too. But why not kill two turkeys with one stone, as they say?

Festive decor can easily be edible. So, stop hoarding fallen, dried leaves and pine cones for your table’s centerpiece. And, please don’t spend your entire paycheck on decor that will live in boxes for the next eleven months. Instead, try out one of these, festive and cute options made with ingredients you can eat!

Holiday Bread Wreath

Ditch the dinner rolls this year and make a bread wreath instead. We’re partial to this one because it’s filled with baked brie and studded with pomegranates. As with all edible decor, though, take a picture early on. Something this tasty is sure to be devoured long before the turkey hits the table.

Get the Recipe: The Candid Appetite

Clove Studded Pear Decor

Clove Studded Pears Thanksgiving Decor
Jessica Burns

This one is so simple that we wish we’d thought of it. Not only does it smell like the holidays, but it also looks downright adorable. Get creative and spell out any message you’d like. Or, make it a fun activity for little ones to create while you’re finishing the big dinner!

Get the Recipe: JessicaBurns.com

Sugared Fruit

sugared fruit centerpiece

Sugared fruit is a little harder to put together than sticking cloves into pears. But, the results are stunning.

You’ll need some time the day before Thanksgiving to make this as a centerpiece. And, you’ll need to seek out superfine sugar from a confectionary store, or online. But, if you have an hour on Thanksgiving eve and you have the supplies, we can’t think of a prettier centerpiece for your table. And, it doesn’t taste bad either!

Get the Instructions: Taste Of Home

The Turkey Cheese Ball

Bacon Ranch Turkey Cheeseball

It’s not often that you have an excuse to make or serve an entire cheeseball. Thanksgiving is the perfect time to try it. And, with this recipe, it can double as a quirky but adorable piece of holiday decor.

Get the Recipe: Hungry Happenings

Fig and Prosciutto Flowers

fig and prosciutto flowers

Use a few of these cuties to decorate your cheese board or serve them up as an appetizer. The sweetness of the fig against the saltiness of the prosciutto is an unreal combination. And it’s nice to serve seasonal fruit amongst all the other rich and savory options.

Get the Recipe: KimRonzoni.com

Easy Oreo Turkeys

adorable turkey placeholders made from Oreo cookies and candy
Our Best Bites

These are so easy a child could put them together. And no one will complain about an oreo or two alongside their Thanksgiving feast. Use them as place holders, or set them around your pies. Either way, they’ll delight both the young and the young at heart!

Get the Recipe: Our Best Bites

Festive Crudité Platters

Delish Crudite Turkey
Lena Abraham

There are many different ways to create a festive fruit or crudité platter. But we like this one for how simple it is. Bell peppers, carrots, cucumber, and one, single, olive come together to create a turkey-shaped vegetable selection everyone will love.

Get the Recipe: Delish

Lauren Sakiyama Lauren Sakiyama
Lauren Sakiyama is a freelance writer with over a decade of experience in the hospitality industry. She has managed restaurants, country clubs, and large-scale event operations, but her passion has always been about the food. Read Full Bio »
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