For many, Thanksgiving is their favorite holiday. Free from the pressure of gift-giving, it is simply a joyful gathering of friends and family. Great food and conversation, and maybe a college football game to aid the digestion. Priceless.
Because Thanksgiving is such a lovely, all-day indoor affair, why not add to the ambiance with fall-inspired home décor? We invite you to peruse the Thanksgiving Pinterest board to get ideas for a festive table and beyond. To kickstart your creativity, we’re sharing some of our favorite ways to prep for the big day.
First stop is a pin that’s all about gratitude. After all, nothing sets a more positive tone for a Thanksgiving dinner than guests expressing gratitude. Clever ways to inspire sharing include kraft paper placemats with an “I am thankful for…” writing prompt that your guests can complete. Another idea is a big pumpkin spray-painted white on which all can write their messages of gratitude. Or, have your guests jot down what they are grateful for on small slips of paper, which you then roll up and bake in crescent rolls. Like a fortune cookie, everyone can open one up and guess who wrote it.
Looking for the perfect getaway destination? Denver, Colorado, is a wonderful mix of eclectic cultural charm and adventurous outdoor activity. Whether you come to tour some the city’s many historical sites, or to experience Colorado’s picturesque natural environment, there are many unique treasures enjoy. Read on for our list of locations to explore and activities to do in Denver and its surrounding areas – as recommended by Colorado natives!
1. Soak in the Colorado Landscape
Ready to be immersed in Colorado’s breathtaking scenery? Enter the Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs and be swept off your feet by the majestic rock formations and stunning views of the Pikes Peak region. From biking, hiking, and rock climbing activities, to guided park tours and unique museum exhibits, the Garden of the Gods Visitor and Nature Center offers adventure to all ages – and admission is free!
Hard to believe, but it’s already been 13 years since Reunion was established. Back in 202, Shea Homes’ master plan was inspired by the former agricultural area’s prime location – rural and peaceful, yet an easy drive into vibrant downtown Denver. For the more than 1,500 families who live there today, Reunion has fulfilled on its promise of providing the very best of urban and suburban living.
Join us as we walk down memory lane; the photos below show how our community has grown!
This monument to Reunion’s agricultural past still welcomes guests and residents – but with a little more surrounding foliage nowadays.
Taller trees make everyday walks a little more beautiful.
The 2005 Kite & Flight Festival attracted a few intrepid flyers among our early residents, but check out the large crowd spotted at our 2014 Movie Night.
New architecture at Reunion shares in the current aesthetic for clean lines with mid-century echoes.
Today’s home decor leans toward cooler colors, stainless and other man-made materials and away from natural wood and warmer tones.
Back in 2005, a walk around the lake was nice… but now the tall grasses and cattails create a lovely perimeter.
Today, with multiple parks, 10 miles of trails, 8 acres of lakes, a 21,000-square-foot recreation center, community events, and an adjacent golf course, Reunion residents have countless opportunities for fun and connection.