The emphasis on food and family surrounding Thanksgiving is always such a treat. And once it comes to a close, I can’t help but feel a little sad. So when Tori Tait suggested throwing a Post-Thanksgiving Pie Party, it was all I could do to not kiss her square on the mouth. Ask your guests to bring over a bottle of wine and any remaining pie, set a table, light a fire, and ensure the holiday lasts just a little while longer. Captured by Nicole McCoy, the gallery is all sorts of festive and fun.

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite times of year. I get giddy just thinking about setting a dreamy table and playing hostess to my nearest and dearest friends and family. However, once the meal has been enjoyed and the company has cleared, it always seems the next day I am exhausted! The idea for this party came to me in that spirit of having conquered the holiday but still longing for more of my favorite parts of Thanksgiving — pie, wine, and friends.

This post-Thanksgiving gathering is very mellow yet still inviting. Have your closest friends bring over their leftover holiday pies (seriously, already sliced and all) and a bottle of wine. Set up a pie bar, set a causal table and nestle in for the afternoon.

More details about this Pie Party:

Centerpiece — Layering table runners gives the table a nice texture and the neutral colors allow for the centerpiece to be the star of the show. In the middle of the table, I simply took leftover mini Halloween pumpkins and gave them a shower of metallic gold and copper spray paint which instantly glammed them up for Thanksgiving. The greenery on the table is made from trimmed branches from a lovely dark green leafed plant found at my local nursery.

Placesettings — I used the same metallic gold spray paint and sprayed clear glass plates to make chargers that coordinated with the gold pumpkins. Each fork also got a touch of gold as well. The nakpins with their orange bird pattern make for a fun and playful addition to the table. Orange wine and water goblets also added personality to the tablescape.

Pie Bar — This was so easy! Using an exiting sofa table, I set up a place where guests could drop off their pies upon arrival and then guests could help themselves to slice after slice. The “PIE” sign is made of papermache letters that are adorned with feathers. Old mis-matched candlesticks make for interesting cake stand (just top with a plate).

Cocktail — Pie and wine are surely plenty. But you might want to serve a fun themed drink or pre-dessert shot. This mini Pumpkin Pie martini was the perfect addition to our Pie Party.

Photography: Nicole McCoy | Styling: Tori Tait