Thanksgiving Dinner Essentials for the Holiday Host

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I remember my first Thanksgiving at my house with my family.  It was a NIGHTMARE!  I was very unprepared and burnt almost everything (some of them twice!).  I didn’t have enough hot plates and service utensils.  Table cloths – what were those?  We barely had enough plates and almost resorted to paper!  I had some family members bringing Mexican food and side dishes that were NOT part of your typical Thanksgiving feast.  Have you ever had seven layer dip next to roasted turkey with cranberry dressing?  Ummm…..yummy…. no!

If I had a do-over of my first Thanksgiving at my house, I would be stocking up on the following list.  I would appear so prepared, no one would notice the burnt marshmallows on top of my sweet potatoes, or the overcooked turkey that was falling apart!  At least I would look good in my Flirty Apron and my dishes would match (smile).


Hallmark Home Cotton Kitchen Tea Towels

Gratefully Blessed Tea Towel Set

The Hallmark Home Cotton Kitchen Tea Towels includes two coordinating towel, one with inspiring sentiment and a fall / autumn veggie pattern and another with matching yellow and gray stripes. Perfect for gifting or self purchase. Use our towels to dry dishes, spruce up any kitchen, and make things easier for yourself or the cook in your life.

Keep calm and give thanks. Thanksgiving. Fall. Turkey. – Trivets


Keep calm and give thanks. Thanksgiving. Fall. Turkey. Trivet is measuring 8″ W x 8″ H x .75″ D. Made of solid wood with padding on back that protects your furniture. Framed trivet comes with 6″ x 6″ ceramic gloss tile attached to the wood frame.

Mud Pie Thanksgiving Give Thanks Turkey Table Runner

Give Thanks Table Runner for Thanksgiving


Burlap table runner from Mud Pie’s Thanksgiving Collection, featuring “give thanks” sentiment and turkey appliques on each end with French ticking accents and jute rope legs. (Size: 105″ x 13″.)

Johnson Brothers Friendly Village 28-Piece Set

Friendly Village2

Drawing inspiration from pastoral village scenes and the beauty of the four seasons, the Friendly Village collection features beautiful fine earthenware. This 28-piece set includes 4 each: dinner plates, round salad plates, bread and butter plates, rimsoup bowls, round ereal bowls, fruit saucers, and mugs.

Flirty Aprons Women’s Original Apron

Flirty Apron

Take the monotony out of daily life by adding the exciting and sexy flare of a Flirty Apron. This apron’s 2-ply construction, sturdy yet soft fabric, strong stitching and darling cut are an ideal match for all of your needs. All fabrics are uniquely designed so everyone can find their style. Flirty Aprons commits to having the highest quality aprons out there, with that perfect soft-cotton feel. Our fabric is strong, our stitching is precise, our colors won’t fade and we know you won’t be disappointed. Our aprons have been uniquely designed to fit all body types. Long ties fit every woman’s waist, from 20 inches up to 75 inches. With adjustable neck ties, scooped sides and a curved base, Flirty Aprons flatter every woman.

Spode Woodland Turkey Rectangular Platter

Turkey Platter

The perfect accent for your Thanksgiving table, Spode’s Woodland Turkey platter is indispensable for holiday entertaining, and also makes a great gift for family and friends. The large earthenware platter is 17-1/2 inches long by 11-1/2 inches wide, and is dishwasher and microwave safe. An eye-catching piece on its own, the Woodland Turkey platter also complements Spode’s entire Woodland tableware collection.

Wallace 6-Piece Turkey Hostess Set

Hostess Set

6-Piece Turkey Hostess Set is crafted from premium 18/10 stainless steel to deliver outstanding beauty and performance. It includes all the utensils you need to serve a holiday meal, from salad and sides to the main course and dessert. 6-piece set includes salad serving spoon, salad serving fork, gravy ladle, carving fork, carving knife, and cake server. Dishwasher safe.

Boston Warehouse Harvest Turkey Reactive Glaze Gravy Boat Set

Thanksgiving Gravy Boat

No Thanksgiving dinner would be complete without the gravy! Made of earthenware. Perfect for Thanksgiving decor. Holds 15 oz. . Ladle is 5 in. L.

Hickory-Smoked Smokehouse Turkey (9 – 11 lbs)


Take out the fine china and polish the silverware. Only the best will do for this savory, broad-breasted bird! Each tender whole turkey is hand selected, fully cooked and smoked to the peak of hickory perfection. Simply order the size you need to satisfy a few friends or feed the entire family. Ready to carve, serve and enjoy!


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2 thoughts on “Thanksgiving Dinner Essentials for the Holiday Host

  • at

    I love that table runner! I’ve been looking for one I could either make or liked enough to buy but had no luck until I saw that one! Thanks so much for sharing!

  • at

    Very nice ideas ! Alot of them can be applied to any holiday


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