Corporate and Special Event Planning

Holiday of the Turkey!

Holiday of the Turkey!
The leaves are turning red and yellow and pumpkins are in the stores and at farmers markets.
That’s when you know what’s next:THANKSGIVING !     One of the most loved long weekends for friends and families to get together and have a beautiful feast.
Do you know that Thanksgiving was proclaimed for the very first time on Thursday, January 31, 1957 by the Parliament of Canada?
Ever since then, on the second Monday of the month of October Canadians are cooking deliciously tasting stuffed turkey and side dishes. Or you might switch to Sunday and just rest your full belly on Monday instead.
You might need to plan your groceries a good week ahead to get away from the last minute shoppers. Otherwise, it could get a bit hectic when you need to fight for your cranberries and turkey deals. And of course, don’t forget a good bottle of wine to share with your friends and family. The LCBO is getting busier as we speak so go now while you have the time.
What else should be on your shopping list?
-Cranberry sauce
– Potatoes,
– Milk, Eggs, Butter
– fresh veggies, like yam, carrots that you could glaze in honey, Brussels sprouts, beans
– turkey stuffing of course and your turkey
– if you don’t like turkey, a nice piece of ham might be your preferred meat of the evening
– don’t forget a desert, like pumpkin pie, lemon meringue pie, or a fruit pie of your choice
– and whip cream or ice cream to top up your desert 🙂
I’m sure this shopping list could get longer and longer and be written in many different ways, depending your personal taste.Now, the next step is some decoration. Finding some nice napkins and folding them is fun and looks super inviting. Again, why not bring nature to the table and use some colorful leaves from your backyard? It’s the time to celebrate the harvest season and it ads a bit of a fresh smell too.



Did you know that here at ITM we rentlinens. Tablecloths, napkins, table runners…just the perfect items to complete your Thanksgiving table. Here are two things you may not have realized…there are no minimum orders so you can order just 1 and the best part is you don’t have to wash it or iron it. When you are done eating you just shake off your crumbs and throw it in the bag we provide you. 
I saw a great idea where you would carve out your pumpkin, line it with tin foil, ad the green flower foam which you need to cut out accordingly so that it fits inside your pumpkin and than stick your favorite flowers in. Your kids would love that idea and could be of great help. Send them out to pick some nice colored leaves while everybody is busy cooking so they are hungry for the big feast and everybody is involved too.
Warm apple cider served in a hollow apple. Just cut your apple in half, carve out the flesh of the apple which you could use for your fresh cider. Just make sure you leave about 3cm to the sides of your apple so that it is strong enough to hold your cider. It looks really good just as decoration on you table too. And again, I’m sure it will help to keep the kids busy as well. Or maybe they just like to watch you and the steaming pots. Hmmm, what a delicious smell !
Now I’m really looking forward to a long weekend with good food, a cozy decorated home with friends and family and nice glass of wine! Maybe some board games in front of a fire place or reading some stories together and don’t forget…the dishes can wait!
From our families to yours, Happy Thanksgiving !


Please allow me a moment to introduce myself. My name is Julia O'Grady and I am the heart and soul behind ITM. I started this company in October 2010 to help fulfill my dream of making people's lives just a little better, one special moment at a time. I am passionate about special moments and thrive on planning events. I love everything about it. I love the organizing, the problem solving, coming up with original ideas and adding a little bit of the unexpected into everything I do.


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