Pom Dinner Party: A Thanksgiving Feast

We are HUGE pomegranate fans in our house! Pomegranate season is here for such a short period of time {sniff sniff} so I JUMPED at the chance when POM Wonderful announced the were looking for a few good hostesses/hosts to throw POM DINNER PARTIES. I put together a plan and threw my Pomegranate colored hat into the ring…crossed my fingers, held my breath and guess what? THEY PICKED ME!

Squeeeeee! To help with the menu they GRACIOUSLY sent TWO CASES of beautiful Pom Wonderful Pomegranates. That was over FORTY POMEGRANATES people! Yes, say it with me FORTY! And with each weighing in at over 1 pound each that’s a whole lot of arils and juice to put to good use! Good thing we were up for the challenge!

Did you know that Pom Wonderful pomegranates are ONLY harvested during a few special months of the year {NOW}?  That leaves a small window of opportunity to enjoy the fruits themselves {don’t worry though, Pom Wonderful presses a whole slew of pomegranates so you can enjoy the pomtastic JUICE year round ; ) }

We needed to set a theme for our dinner party. A Thanksgiving Feast immediately came to mind. Pomegranates are pretty much made to go with Thanksgiving foods! They’re perfect for each other! Our plan: to incorporate seasonal ingriedients and pomegranates into each and every course and drink during our dinner party! But we didn’t stop with using pomegranates in just the menu, oh no, we also incorporated pomegranates into the decor as well. For that, we chose a more casual subtle theme. Go ahead, and take a look…  

Instead of just one grand table scape, we peppered pomegranates throughout the house. At the entrance, we stacked them on a beautiful cake plate. On the fireplace, we placed them in large cylindrical vases. In the kitchen, they adorned hanging baskets. On the table, into square candle holders filled with water, we added pomegranate arils and then topped them with tea candles. The light and color they gave off during dinner was stunning and the perfect touch.

For the feast…MENU:
Pomegranate Prosecco Spritzers
Crostini with Brie and Pomegranate Preserves
Savory Stuffed Turkey Breast with Pomegranate Glaze
Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Almonds, Pancetta and Pomegranate Arils
Cranberry Pomegranate Relish
Pomegranate Panna Cotta 

Are you stuffed yet? We were! Since we know you’re going to want to try out a few of these pomtastic treats we’ve put together a quick demo on how to open a pomegranate…It’s easier than you might think ; )

Thanks for feasting along with us! We hope we’ve given you some pomtacular inspiration for your Thanksgiving and holiday celebrations this year!

Baci!

25 Comments

  1. 1
    Christy B /

    It’s a veritable POMapalooza!!!!

    Looks wonderful!

  2. 2

    Gorgeous! I’m so impressed with all the creative things you did with them. Looks divine.

  3. 3

    Fantastic – love the decor!!

  4. 4

    Paula! How gorgeous! You did a beautiful job. My post is next week – we had a great POM party at our house. xoox

  5. 5

    Your party came out SO beautiful…love all the lovely decor and the menu! I had my party on Monday night…such fun! I have lots of poms left, so I’ve been looking for recipes to use them. The cran-pom relish would be GREAT for Thanksgiving I made a brie-based appetizer too…it’s a great combo!

  6. 6
    Liz @ Blog is the New Black /

    You can bet I’ll be making ALL of these dishes. Poms are so wonderful.

  7. 7

    gorgeous!!! I’m sure your guests absolutely loved it.

  8. 8

    Simply gorgeous..I’m throwing my party on Saturday night. I started cooking/marinating today.

  9. 9

    As usual you do not disappoint! What a beautiful post. And thanks to you I now know how to open a pomegranate! Thanks for that. :-)

    The decor is strikingly beautiful. I’ll be keeping those colors and ideas in mind for Christmas! I’d use it now but I’ve already got my table scape planned ;-) so I’ll have to wait. Love it!

    ox

  10. 10

    Beautiful photographs … and the video was fun!

  11. 11
    Karen /

    Pom was right in picking you! Great ideas.

  12. 12

    How gracious this is – I want pom-decor! And some of those recipes…

  13. 13

    Paula, You set a beautiful table. Lucky guests!

  14. 14

    You are a master photographer. Where or how did you learn. What a beautiful menu!
    :)
    Valerie

  15. 15

    Thanks for the video!! it is always great to have a refresh on how to open pomegranates!

  16. 16

    Everything looks stunning! I was so disappointed that I didn’t have time to participate and host a POM party of my own. Loved everything you did with yours, though. Perfect ideas for Thanksgiving, too!

  17. 17

    What a beautiful pom dinner party! I would love to try one of the spritzers right now;)

  18. 18

    Lucky you..managed Pomegranates in every corner…

  19. 19

    Oh my gosh – this is beautiful [and you do this teleflora gal proud with your table arrangement!!].

    I’m completely salivating over this menu!!!

  20. 20

    GORGEOUS POST!! I’m loving seeing all the different ideas that people have come up with on how to decorate with pomegranates and how to use pomegranates in recipes! Your dishes look absolutely phenomenal and I love your decor. Want to come decorate my house for Christmas? Pretty please? :)

    • 20.1

      Love it! I’m enjoying reading about other Pom parties and seeing how creative everyone was! Great job!

  21. 21

    I love POM and all the foods looks divine. Thanks for sharing the video on how to open a pom.

  22. 22

    Congratulations on the big win! Well deserved.

  23. 23

    Congrats on the win – it was well deserved! Love the photos! Enjoy your vakay!

  24. 24

    You did a Fantastic job! I am thrilled for you – you deserved to win this contest!

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