Thanksgiving Entertaining Made Easy

Entertaining Tips and Recipes

by Alli

 Thanksgiving Entertaining Made Easy was sponsored post for Cost Plus World Market. All opinions are my own. 

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. I get warm fuzzies all over when I think about all the beautiful Thanksgiving Dinners I’ve shared with my family.

The food, the decor, and spending time with loved ones are some of my most cherished memories.

My mom was always the hostess with the mostess when it came to creating a beautiful Thanksgiving table.

I’ve learned so much from her over the years and I try to follow in her footsteps when it comes to Thanksgiving entertaining. I think mom would be proud!


Gold, copper, and a slightly muted orange are my color choices when I’m setting the table for Thanksgiving. I always head to Cost Plus World Market to find just what I need to create a warm and inviting tablescape.

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I get all nostalgic when it comes to holidays. This year, my very favorite part of Thanksgiving Entertaining is this stunning guest book! It’s a place for your guests to sign in and write down their thoughts of gratitude. This will be a keepsake for years to come! You can find this guest book here! 

Guest Book - How to Create a Beautiful Thanksgiving Table

Mom always taught me that first impressions matter so I always make sure my porch is clean and inviting.

I like to keep it simple on the porch, so a few pumpkins, fall flowers, and a beautiful wreath adds just the right amount of fall color. 

Thanksgiving Entertaining

When I’m planning my Thanksgiving Entertaining timeline, I list everything I can do ahead of time. It makes things go smoothly on Thanksgiving Day.

Thanksgiving Made Easy Planning Tips

  • Planning ahead is key. I have a beautiful Thanksgiving planner that you can download for free! 
  • I always set the table the night before.
  • Make all the desserts the day before. 
  • Anything that can be done the day or a couple of days beforehand, I do it. 

Favorite Thanksgiving Day Recipes & Tips

If you’re planning on hosting Thanksgiving this year, check out all my recommendations below. These beautiful items will certainly help you be the hostess with the mostess. 

Unique Thanksgiving Entertaining Ideas