Thanksgiving Entertaining Must Haves

Are you hosting the holidays this year? Whether it’s your first time hosting and you have no entertaining tools, or if you just want to pick up some new gadgets or decor this year, we’ve got you covered. Check out our picks for decor, tableware, and what will go in your new glassware.

The Table

West Elm Must Haves

1. Fishnet Woven Runner

2. Flow Dinnerware Set

3. Manzanita Candelabra – Silver

4. Raffia Trays

5. Rocking Bird Salt + Pepper Shaker Set

6. Farmhouse Pottery Gravy Pitcher


Target Must Haves

We all know the affect the decor aisles in Target have on us; we want it all. But, when it comes to planning your holiday table decor, you should have an idea of what you want before going in. For our Target picks, we fell in love with the pillar candlesticks and decided to go with gold.


1. Threshold™ Pillar Candlestick – White and Gold

2.Threshold™ 4 Pack Napkin Ring

3. Bonjour Sierra Pine Salt & Pepper Shakers

4. Room Essentials™ Polyround Placemat – Neutral

5.Threshold™ Scallop Ceramic Dinner Plate Set of 4 – White

6.Threshold™ Basic Napkin Set of 4

7. Threshold™ Bead Cereal Bowl – White

8. Gorham That’s Entertainment Wine Gift Set of 9



Dollar Store Finds

If your budget is seriously limited this year, don’t let it stop you from giving your family and friends (or yourself!) a great holiday experience. With the right eye, you can score some great decor options at your local dollar store.

Our second year of hosting Thanksgiving, I ran to my local dollar store and bought plates, wine glasses, clear vases, candle stick holders, place mats. and extra utensils. I already had a set of cloth napkins, so I went out and bought more that matched then stopped at Marshalls for the branches for the centerpiece- although branches from outside would have worked just as well. I also stuck leaves inside the vases and used a large white tablecloth. For our table, we rented two square tables and additional chairs from a local party rental store for less than $40.

For less than $100 I was able to give our guests a nice table setting and keep all of it for future holidays-. It’s not your grandmother’s china, but it’s a lot nicer than paper or plastic.

Nature’s Decor

The great thing about the holidays is that nature itself makes a great centerpiece. Leaves, branches, and acorns all make perfect accents to your table decor. In the winter, pinecones become great accents- just be sure to clean everything off!





The Decor


Wreaths are a must have for the holidays, and we absolutely love this Magnolia Woodsy Wreath from Creekside Farms. This gorgeous wreath is decorated with tallow berries, pinecones and hints of blue.

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One great way to add some Thanksgiving and fall decor to your home is by switching up the pillows on your seating areas. These Thankful burlap pillows from an Etsy shop are perfect.

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The Drink


Sparkling Wine

Anna de Codorníu Sparkling Wine is the perfect go to bottle to have for entertaining, a hostess gift, or just a night in with friends. Not only is the taste great, but both the look and price are awesome too. Each season the bottle changes a bit, so it always looks great among your holiday decor.

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