Dinner and Fun are Both on the Menu
Thanksgiving is a time to gather with family and friends. Friendsgiving, or Thanksgiving, it is also a good opportunity to find new ways to fellowship and enjoy yourself. In the past few years we have showcased some of the great items that you can get and you can find it here.If you already have everything off of that list, you’re in luck because we have an entire new list of Black Owned Items to help make your Thanksgiving more entertaining.
Get the gift giving started early and bring your family a set of Estelle Colored Glass stemware. These are high quality glasses that bring life to the table and are pieces that you have for years. If you aren’t planning to be a wine drinker, or you prefer some different spirits, Estelle colored glass makes a wide assortment of glasses for whatever your preference is. Previously we have highlighted their cake and pie plates where you can display those Holiday specialties.
If you’re going to have some new wine glasses, you will want to have some wine to drink in them. Melanated wines is one of the great Black Owned wine brands that you can support for your dinner. You can always get a red and a white, or try their original Blackberry wine for a different taste.
Her Wine is another great Black Woman Owned Wine Brand that you can get for your Holiday (and any other day) events. This Red is called “Mama Needs a Break” and whoever is doing the bulk of the cooking for the meal could use this after it is all said and done. You can also pre-order their upcoming Bubbly Rose’ and Rieslings for your New Year’s Celebrations. These also make great options for Girl’s Night and Friendsgiving.
Infusion Blends is an artisan butter brand that will bring life to your dinner table. If you’re into one of the new board trends, charcuterie, the classic, or the new butter board trend, this brand will make it easier for you to pull it off. Featuring sweet and savory blends, you can find a lot of great ways to make use of them and make your dinner stand out.
Barlow’s Foods offers up pancake mix that you can also use in some great recipes which you can find on their website. With it you can make some great biscuits to go along with your Infusion blends butters. Or get some of the small batch crafted syrup and use those to make some unique treats. You could also get yourself some Trade Street Jam Co. jam and bring on even more flavor.
If you don’t want to make your own biscuits, then of course you can get yourself some Mama’s Biscuits from the frozen food aisle in several stores across the country like Wal-Mart and Kroger. They also accept orders online so hurry up and get them in today, and order more than you think you would need because once you actually taste them you will be mad when none are left.
After the meal,before the meal, even during the meal if you have a large group, or you can multi-task, games are an important part of the Holiday Celebrations. University of Dope is one of the premier Black Owned Party Games that you can get to keep the good times rolling.
Cards for the Culture is one of the companies that is always around to make sure the party is lit. One of their latest games is Sing or Drink. This party game is going to bring our the best, or worst, in karaoke to your dinner. Now if singing isn’t your speed, then this company has about a dozen different trivia games so you can laugh at your friend’s and family member’s lack of knowledge about urban pop culutre.
When you’re cooking you need a nice knife set. Now, it also is kind of slick if they look good too and this Rose Gold knife set from Kitchen Envy looks great on your counter even if you don’t use it yourself. Set it up right by your charcuterie or butter board and let folks know how you’re getting work done in the kitchen.
We talked a lot about charcuterie and butter boards, but what if you don’t have your board yet? Kitchen Strong is a a husband and wife owned brand that has several different styles to display your crudite. But there are also cutting boards as well to carve your proteins without damaging your counters or your knives.