Have you volunteered to host Thanksgiving this year? If you answered yes, then we are here to help you! Not only as the hostess do you need to create a delicious menu, create a fun party atmosphere but you also have to entertain your guests. Are you regretting your decision to host? Don’t regret it. We’ll make it an easy breezy process!

From the menu to the decorations and even the fun party activities we have found everything you need to throw the best Thanksgiving you and your guests have ever experienced. Buckle down and let’s get planning this fun and exciting special day.

1. Thanksgiving Invitations

If you want to make your Thanksgiving party official you should start out with fun party invitations. This set comes with 25 invites, plenty for large parties!

They’re perfectly designed to fit the Thanksgiving theme and let your guests know the most important details. Providing your guests with an invite as well as an RSVP date will help you know how many guests to expect at your party.

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2. Create A Delicious Menu

Before you get started on your Thanksgiving decorations you’ll want to create a delicious menu for your Thanksgiving dinner. We have many delicious ideas and recipes available for you Ranging from a keto Thanksgiving, a vegan Thanksgiving, the best Thanksgiving side dishes, to even some delicious Thanksgiving desserts.

To help get you started we’re including a magnetic menu chalkboard. This menu will conveniently adhere to your fridge with magnets. Create your menu, and create your shopping list so you can ensure you have everything you need for the perfect Thanksgiving dinner. Further, considering this is a weekly menu you can use this to meal plan long after Thanksgiving too!

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3. DIY Kraft Paper Table Runner

To get your Thanksgiving decorations started you may want to start with your dinner table. A table runner is an easy way to dress up a table. This tutorial is not only inexpensive but creative and easy to do!

We’ve included a link for brown kraft paper to help get you started. Use your own creative writing for place settings, your dinner guests will love it! Kraft paper is also very neutral which means it will work well with almost any color scheme you choose to go with.

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4. Autumn Garland

On top of that lovely table runner, you’re going to need a centerpiece for your table. This autumn garland would make a great addition to your Thanksgiving decorations. You can use this garland as a table centerpiece or hang it anywhere in your home for a lovely touch of Fall.

The leaves are colored perfectly to fit the warm colors of Fall and are accompanied by warm led lights. These string lights are battery powered and also have a built-in timer and will shut off after 6 hours of use so you don’t have to worry about forgetting to shut them off.

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5. Thanksgiving Decorations

You can never have “too many” decorations, in my opinion. If you really want your space to stand out this Thanksgiving then you need to add these fun Thanksgiving decorations.

They fall in line perfectly with the colors that remind us of Autumn and will make a big impact in your space. You could hang them above the food table, around your room or wherever you see fit.

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6. Artificial Pumpkins

I love Thanksgiving for what it stands for but I also love what fall brings, fallen colored leaves, brisk air, and pumpkins! Make sure to add a touch of fall to your Thanksgiving bash with these artificial pumpkins.

If you want to go the traditional route you may want to choose the orange pumpkins. If you like to keep your parties, clean, sleek and modern then you may want to choose the white pumpkins. Either way, these would be a great addition to your Thanksgiving decorations.

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7. DIY Thanksgiving Centerpieces

You could head to a local florist for a stunning Thanksgiving centerpiece, or, you could create your own. This tutorial will show you not only one but a few centerpieces you can create that will stand out on your table.

You’ll be provided with a list of exactly what you need to create the centerpiece as well as step-by-step instructions. Not to mention this option is budget-friendly and stunning!

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8. Paper Plates And Napkins

Big parties are exhausting with preparations for the dinner alone, so to help alleviate some work you might want to consider using paper plates for your Thanksgiving dinner.

These plates are perfectly themed for Thanksgiving that your guests won’t even mind that they’re eating off a paper plate. This set will provide you with enough paper dinner and dessert plates as well as napkins for 20 guests.

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9. DIY Way To Make Your Home Smell Like Fall

Make your home smell like Fall the natural way with this recipe. Candles are lovely, but there’s something about filling your home with a natural aroma that is a lot more satisfying.

This scent comes from orange peels and cinnamon sticks. You simply bring the two items to a boil and let simmer until your home is filled with the lovely aroma.

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10. Activity: Turkey Trivia

Go beyond the dinner and create some fun activities for you and your guests. For starters, you can begin your event with a fun game of trivia. You’ll be provided with a FREE printable for both the questions and the answers.

This trivia is perfectly themed for the Thanksgiving holiday. Who knows, you and your guests might learn a thing or two!

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11. Activity: Gratitude Game

While we should be thankful for everything we have all year round, Thanksgiving is the day that we can really sit down and reflect. This gratitude game is perfectly fitting for a special day like Thanksgiving and is something you can play with both children and adults alike.

You could play this game before the big meal, after or even during. It works simply by laying out colored sticks and each color you pick represents a different question. It’s a great opportunity to allow everyone to voice what they’re thankful for this year.

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12. Thanksgiving Photobooth Props

Every party needs fun photobooth props. We are all accustomed to taking photos, especially for special events so why not make it extra memorable with props your guests won’t forget.

These photobooth props are perfectly fitting for a Thanksgiving dinner. You can set up a photo booth backdrop or a designated area where your guests can have fun with it.

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13. Activity: Thanksgiving Madlibs

Madlibs were my favorite activity growing up. They were always hysterical and looking back, they were educational too. This Madlib activity might be designed for kids but the adults will surely have fun with it too.

You’ll be provided with a FREE printable template so each guest can have their own. Then, once everyone has completed their Madlib you could go around the table and have everyone read them out during dinner.

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14. Activity: Glow Stick Candy Corn Ring Toss

Thanksgiving is fun for everyone but if you’re hosting you’ll want to have a variety of activities to keep your guests busy and out of the kitchen! The great thing about Thanksgiving is sometimes the weather is perfect to spend the holiday outdoors.

This candy corn ring toss game is awesome because you can play it indoors or out. You’ll only need a few materials such as pylons and glow necklaces, which can most likely be found at your local dollar store. Spray paint the pylons to look like candy corn and you’ll have yourself a fun and easy activity in no time.

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15. 3 Tray Buffet Server

If you’re serving a large group of friends and family you’ll definitely want this buffet server. It’s an easy way to store lots of food as well as ensure all your guests are served a warm meal.

This buffet server has 3 trays so you can store a variety of different dishes. You can also use the lower level of this unit, the warming tray to serve hot appetizers to your guests. You might buy this for Thanksgiving dinner but you’ll find yourself using this everytime you host a gathering.

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16. Nutrichef Vertical Rotisserie Cooker

Some would argue that there is nothing better than rotisserie cooked food. If that’s you, then you need this Nutrichef vertical rotisserie cooker. You can cook your Thanksgiving bird or appetizers in here and you’ll free up some prime real estate in the oven.

The design is simple and user-friendly. It also comes with several accessories like a skewer rack with 8 skewers, a cooking basket tower, roasting rack, poultry tower, and a nonstick drip tray. You can cook anything from a pork, lamb, beef or a whole chicken or turkey.

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17. 3 Tier Serving Tray

When hosting a big dinner, like Thanksgiving, you need to get creative with your presentation. Food to feed an army can fill up a table quite quickly and that is why we’re including this serving tray.

You could use this tray for desserts or even for your main course too. Serve delicious side dishes, salads, or even separate your dark meat from the light, the options are endless!

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18. Chef Buddy

Following the creative presentation, you’ll also want this chef buddy tray. Much like the previous tray, it has multiple levels to make displaying your desserts easy!

It’s designed with 3 tiers and would look stunning on your dessert table. Display an array of different desserts so your guests have an exciting variety to choose from.

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Clarissa Vanner

Clarissa loves experimenting with food of all cultures to make unique healthy dishes. When she’s not browsing Pinterest for new recipe inspiration she likes to pick up a DIY project and use her creative hands to make art or crafts. In her down time you can find her watching the latest documentaries on Netflix or going for nature walks.

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