Tips for Hosting a Thanksgiving Potluck Dinner, Plus How to Set Up a To-Go Station
Stress less this Thanksgiving by asking guests to bring their favorite side dish to your potluck-style get-together, then serve buffet-style. Set up a clever to-go station so everyone can take a bit of the deliciousness home with them.
Celebrate Without the Stress
Be Our Guest
Make sure your guests are in the know by mailing out this gorgeous invitation a few weeks before the big day. Just fill in the details suggesting they bring their favorite side dish or dessert so everyone can sample each other's best recipes.
Take On the Turkey
The turkey is hands-down the star of Thanksgiving dinner and should be center stage on your buffet. As the host, plan on cooking the turkey yourself. Our Citrus and Herb-Roasted Turkey With Gravy Recipe is sure to hit all the right notes with your guests.
Get the Recipe: Citrus and Herb-Roasted Turkey With Gravy Recipe
Set the Table
With your turkey in the oven and your guests bringing most of the sides, you can focus on decorating your home and setting a beautiful table. A patterned fabric table runner in fall colors adds elegance while these paper place cards are easy to make with our free printable templates and a few basic craft supplies.
Make Your Own: Quick and Easy Thanksgiving Place Card
It's a great idea to have a signature beverage at any celebration. Choose something seasonal like these caramel apple martinis. Dress up the glasses with cinnamon sugar and a wooden stir stick. Get the recipe and download our free printable labels for a custom look.
Get the Recipe: Caramel Apple Martini Recipe
Use this set of preprinted food labels for the basics like turkey, stuffing, pumpkin pie and more. Craving Thanksgiving's favorite side? Try our easy stuffing recipe.
Get the Recipe: Easy Thanksgiving Stuffing Recipe
Homemade Pumpkin Pie
Most people agree that oh-so-seasonal pumpkin pie is one of the best things about Thanksgiving. Bake your favorite recipe or try ours and display on a pretty pedestal to remind your guests to save room for dessert.
Get the Recipe: Easy Pumpkin Pie Recipe
It's not Thanksgiving without candied yams, and they're actually easier to make than you may think. Give our recipe a try.
Get the Recipe: Candied Yams Recipe
Pack It Up
(Homemade!) Fast Food
Make It Last
Every dinner guest will be ready to fill up on leftovers when they see your creative Thanksgiving packaging ideas. The printable tags and labels add the perfect touch and coordinate with the rest of the paper designs used at dinner.
Get the Templates: 31 Printable (and Free!) Thanksgiving Templates