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Miami weather might be perpetually blissful, but residents of can still embrace the coolest Thanksgiving vibes in their Coconut Grove homes. Here's how to host the perfect Thanksgiving party in the Florida sunshine.
Deck your residence in Thanksgiving color
While the sun shines through the floor-to-ceiling windows of your Vita home, sprinkle your rooms with the golden-orange hues of the season. Order a special spray of orange and gold blooms from local florist The Blonde Tulip, choose a Thanksgiving tablecloth from this Taste of Home selection, and create a table centerpiece with pumpkins and other seasonal vegetables from Coconut Grove Organic Market or Whole Foods. A scented candle goes a long way to invoke the cozy aromas of autumn too. How about a refined Orange Bitters number from luxe English candlemaker Jo Malone?
Mix up some Thanksgiving cocktails
Ditch the mulled wine for a selection of altogether cooler Thanksgiving cocktails. Greet party guests with a tongue-tingling cranberry orange whiskey sour or serve apple cider mimosas poolside, while everyone soaks up the views across Biscayne Bay. Got guests with a sweet tooth? Shake them up a salted caramel pecan sour—a veritable dessert of a drink, made with real chopped pecans, salted caramel sauce, and a sucker punch of vodka.
Spin an autumnal playlist
Backdrop your Thanksgiving party with a delectably autumn-chic playlist: we're talking Harvest Moon by Neil Young, Autumn Leaves by Nat King Cole, California Dreamin' by the Mamas & the Papas, and Yo La Tengo's Autumn Sweater. Though these classics work well by the fireside, they sound just as good on a sultry Miami afternoon, especially after one or two of those cocktails!
A Thanksgiving feast with a twist
Want to delight friends and family with a lighter take on the Thanksgiving usuals? Make the most of your chef-caliber kitchen by whipping up some classics with a sunny twist. Delish has oodles of ideas for appetizers, from green bean casserole bundles to cranberry and brie bites. Rather than go the whole hog (or should that be turkey?), craft a few salads to serve buffet style—perhaps this classic turkey number mixed with diced celery, chopped onions, and cilantro. This bacon and Brussels sprout salad will pair perfectly. As for dessert, pumpkin spice ice cream is a surefire winner—bringing warming flavors in cooling scoops.
To learn more about Vita at Grove Isle and the year-round fun you can have here hosting parties, contact the sales team today.