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Whether you’re hosting a huge bash or a casual dinner party, you want to get it right—and you will, thanks to our entertaining and hosting ideas. But be warned, friends and family may never want to leave.

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18 Things Polite People Don’t Do on Thanksgiving

Etiquette experts agree that Thanksgiving is most enjoyable if people are polite. Here's what polite hosts and guests shouldn’t do on Turkey Day—especially this year.

What Thanksgiving Could Look Like This Year

Thanks to the COVID-19 crisis, Turkey Day gatherings—and even the birds themselves—may be a little smaller in 2020.


Secrets to a Successful Thanksgiving, According to Taste of Home Staffers

Take it from our culinary crew and experienced editors: There are ways to make prepping and hosting Thanksgiving easier than...


This Is the One Thing You’re Forgetting to Bring to Thanksgiving

Hostess gifts and stretchy pants are of course a must; but are you forgetting this one very important thing?


How to Host a Small-Scale Family Thanksgiving Dinner

Preparing for a smaller family Thanksgiving dinner this year? We're sharing the best small-scale recipes and things to do with...

Here’s How to Make Your Thanksgiving Safe in 2020, According to the CDC

Here's a closer look at how to host Thanksgiving safely.


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What’s Your Thanksgiving Style?

Plan your Thanksgiving around one of our fun themes!

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Simply Beautiful Thanksgiving Ideas

Less is more with these beautifully modern Thanksgiving dinner ideas you'll want to use this year.


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Simple & Fun Friendsgiving Party Ideas

Friends are family, right? Celebrate the season with these come-as-you-are Friendsgiving ideas.


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Rustic & Chic Country Thanksgiving Ideas

Celebrate the season with a country Thanksgiving. This homey theme gives life on the farm a modern meaning.


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Bright & Bold Bohemian Thanksgiving Ideas

Celebrate the season with an adventurous theme. Our bohemian Thanksgiving ideas show you how to plan an unconventional gathering.

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Traditional Thanksgiving Ideas

Dreaming of a holiday that looks like it stepped out from a Norman Rockwell painting? Try these traditional Thanksgiving ideas.


How to Create a Beautiful Bohemian Thanksgiving Table

A holiday dinner table doesn't always have to be stuffy and formal. For a more vintage and carefree look, check...


11 Traditional Thanksgiving Table Decor Ideas

If your style is timeless and traditional, you'll love this collection of Thanksgiving table decor ideas. Get the full...


6 Things You Need for a Modern Country Thanksgiving Table

These are our best picks for farmhouse Thanksgiving table decor. This theme is perfect for those of us who love...


10 Ideas for a Simply Beautiful Thanksgiving Table

For an elegant twist on Thanksgiving table decor, stretch beyond the typical fall color palette. Lighter shades like blush and...

9 Friendsgiving Decoration Ideas for a Stunning Holiday Table

The party might look a little different this year, but you can still make your space look gorgeous. Use our...


11 Last-Minute Holiday Hostess Gifts

Forgot to grab something for your host? Don't sweat it—we've got you covered. Check out our best ideas for last-minute...


An Argument for a Kids’ Table at Thanksgiving

Follow these tips to create a kids' table the entire family will thank you for.


10 Secrets for a Stress-Free Thanksgiving

These tips are a great refresher for a seasoned holiday veteran or a first-time host.


25 Gorgeous Thanksgiving Table Ideas

These Thanksgiving table ideas make it easy to feast in style.


Find the Right Thanksgiving Tablecloth for Your Dinner

From fall-inspired motifs to harvest pumpkin designs, we'll help you find a stylish Thanksgiving tablecloth to elevate your holiday table.


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Your Holiday Handbook for Hosting Thanksgiving

Whether you're a first-timer or a seasoned pro, get all of our latest tips, tricks and recipes for hosting Thanksgiving....


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The First-Timer’s Guide to Planning Thanksgiving Dinner

Planning Thanksgiving dinner can be daunting, especially for first-timers. If the torch has been passed to you this year, follow...

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Your Holiday Cleaning Schedule & Checklist

Getting ready for the holidays? We put together the ultimate cleaning list. (And we even checked it twice).


Thanksgiving Day 2018: Your Guide to What to Do, How to Eat and How to Celebrate

What happens on Thanksgiving Day? It's the best day to gather the family, eat turkey, watch football, and plan for...


11 Best Thanksgiving Traditions from Ree Drummond

I rounded up some of the Pioneer Woman's best ideas for Thanksgiving. You can "borrow" a tradition to help make...


How to Make Thanksgiving Dinner in Your Tiny Kitchen

Whether you live in an apartment or your home just has a tiny kitchen, these smart tips will make it...


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How to Fold a Napkin 7 Easy Ways

Add a special touch to your dinner table with these napkin folding ideas. You don't need anything fancy to get...