Watercolor deer print by kokokoshop on Etsy.com.

Watercolor deer print by kokokoshop on Etsy.com.

Last Thanksgiving, we got all foxy on you. This Thanksgiving, we’re inspired by another woodland creature: the adorable, doe-eyed deer. Tell those who are near and deer to your heart how much you appreciate them by inviting them over for a delicious, deer-themed Thanksgiving dinner!

Describe the Vibe:

Rustic, vintage cabin, with autumnal plaid, logs, moss, and cute little deer figurines everywhere.

Decor & Table Setting:

Deer plates on plaid – yes! Black and white decor is a current trend, but we also like fall-colored plaids (like brown, forest green, and deep orange).

Deer designs by Vivian Artwork on Etsy.com.

Deer designs by Vivian Artwork on Etsy.com.

Serve some spiked cider in these simple Cervidae mugs.

Deer mug by kokokoshop on Etsy.com.

Deer mug by kokokoshop on Etsy.com.

Bring in the outdoors with seasonal fresh flowers, logs, and moss.

Photo found on bride2be.tumblr.com.

Photo found on bride2be.tumblr.com.

Etsy.com has several listings for vintage brass deer figurines.

Vintage brass deer from Kindling Vintage on Etsy.com.

Vintage brass deer from Kindling Vintage on Etsy.com.

Kids’ Table:

This idea is all over Pinterest, and we love it! Cover the kids’ table with craft paper and set out some crayons. Encourage kids to draw or write down expressions of gratitude. This is also something you could do at the big kids’ (adult!) table.

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Menu: 

Most people probably already have their traditional menus in place. What’s on yours? I (Tara) always make a vegetarian feast with my family, which includes: stuffed acorn squash, corn chowder, millet corn bread, sweet potato pudding, and apple crumble (amongst other things!).

Drinks:

Oh deer! How could we pass up this theme-appropriate wine?

Cérvoles Blanc

Cérvoles Blanc

Dessert:

Don’t be caught like a deer in headlights without several divine dessert options!

Deer-topped pumpkin pie found at the Blissful Whimsy Events blog.

Deer-topped pumpkin pie found at the Blissful Whimsy Events blog.

Deer-shaped cookies from craftinessisnotoptional.com.

Deer-shaped cookies from craftinessisnotoptional.com.

Attire: 

It’s Thanksgiving, so why not dress up a little?

vintage deer print button-up for the bucks. (It looks like something Chris of Everybody’s Invited would wear!)

Vintage deer shirt from Twig & Spoke Vintage on Etsy.com.

Vintage deer shirt from Twig & Spoke Vintage on Etsy.com.

A darling deer print dress for the doe.

Deer print dress from USC clothing.

Deer print dress from USC clothing.

And felt deer masks for the little fawns at your feast.

Felt deer mask by Seven Feathers Tribe on Etsy.com.

Felt deer mask by Seven Feathers Tribe on Etsy.com.

For more deer-themed Thanksgiving dinner inspiration, visit our Pinterest board.

Happy Thanksgiving from Chris, Hannah, and Tara at Everybody’s Invited! We deerly appreciate you reading our blog.

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