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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 doggie bag station so everyone can take a bit of the deliciousness home with them.

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Celebrate Without the Stress

This year make hosting Thanksgiving as easy as pie by celebrating potluck-style. You provide the basics (turkey, beverages and a few sides) and ask guests to bring their favorite dish. Thanksgiving is all about the food, so set up a handy to-go station for leftovers so everyone leaves with a few tasty bites to enjoy later.

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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.

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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.

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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

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