Thanksgiving Hostess Tips & Guide

It’s hard to believe that Thanksgiving is just a week away so it’s definitely time to start checking things off your list!! Today I wanted to highlight some of my favorite Thanksgiving content that I have accumulated over the last few years, so whether you need some tabletop ideas or a recipe, I hope you find a little inspiration to make your day a bit more special or even a bit less stressful! Wishing you the best of luck hostessing!!

Ok so starting with your menu… Here are a few fun and different ideas to incorporate into your day!

A Mashed Potato Bar! It’s such a fun twist on a classic Thanksgiving item, and guests will love the array of toppings to choose from, whether it’s bacon bits, chives, or fresh ground pepper! See the full post here.

Another great buffet concept is one with soups! Whether it’s chili or chicken noodle, it’s a great way to start the meal over a salad, or its a great side dish when it’s chilly outside! See the post and fabulous display here.

While cobbler is a popular Thanksgiving dessert, this recipe is WAY healthier than the norm, featuring almond flour and coconut oil as key ingredients! I love finding little ways to feel a tad less guilty over the Holiday week! See the recipe here.

Pumpkin Spice is all the rage at Starbucks, so bring it home with a batch of Pumpkin Spice Muffins. They are great for breakfast {I sometimes make them and store in the freezer so I can quickly heat up in the morning!} or they can be served at the dinner table rather than classic dinner rolls. See the recipe here.

Then on to your table…

You probably saw this year’s Thanksgiving display which I made with endless white pumpkins, but if you missed it, see the post here. I simply laid bunches of eucalyptus down the center of my table and sprinkled faux and real white pumpkins on top… shockingly easy if you still need a centerpiece idea!

Another equally as easy idea is to fill the center of your table with pumpkins and candles and then surrounding them with faux garlands {I got mine at Joann Fabrics!}. See the post and step by steps to assembling here.

If you want to splurge on a few new pieces to make your Thanksgiving table extra special, be sure to check out this post because every item is beyond stunning, from the China to the napkin rings! And the best part is I share in the post how you can easily transition from Thanksgiving to Christmas with a few quick swaps.

Lastly, not a tables idea but rather a note, is to have your cocktails and barware ready because all that time with family will definitely warrant a drink! See this post for a “Bar Wish List” that will prep you for any cocktail request!

Best of luck and Happy Thanksgiving!!

Photos by Yesi of Simply Lively 

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