My Best Tips for Planning a Thanksgiving Meal (and Day by Day Planner)

My Best Tips for Planning a Thanksgiving Meal (a Day by Day Planner), how to make Thanksgiving dinner, how to prepare for hosting thanksgiving, side dish recipe ideas, Thanksgiving tablescape inspiration

If there is one holiday that I absolutely love, it’s Thanksgiving… because it’s a holiday centered around food! I’ve hosted a few Thanksgiving and Friendsgiving gatherings over the years. And I know just how stressful it can be to plan them, especially if it’s your first time. So today, I wanted to put all of my hostess know-how in one place to help you plan a Thanksgiving meal, including a day-by-day planner so you know what to prep and when!

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Before and After: My Dining Room 10 Year Challenge

Before and After: My Dining Room 10 Year Challenge #sponsored by Better Homes & Gardens at Walmart @bhglivebetter @walmart Check out the new additions to my small dining room including farmhouse dining chairs, modern brushstroke dinner plates, matte gold flatware, and more! #BHGlivebetter #walmart #betterhomesandgardens
Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Better Homes & Gardens at Walmart. All opinions are my own and always will be! Thanks for supporting the content that keeps Jojotastic going.

I have some really exciting news: for the next year I will be teaming up with Better Homes & Gardens at Walmart to share tons of decor tips and inspiration — with the affordability you expect from Walmart and the style you expect from Better Homes & Gardens! This opportunity is amazing for so many reasons, but especially because it means I will be sharing decor inspiration that is way more accessible to more people. My goal is for this blog to be a reliable resource for you and this brand collaboration is going to be an epic way to do that! I hope you’re just as excited as I am! Plus, Better Homes & Gardens at Walmart has challenged me to try something different this month. So today I’m sharing one last tablescape in our tiny dining room before we move and comparing it to mine from 10 years ago!

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How to Style a Simple Spring Tablescape

Style a simple spring tablescape with these 5 easy-to-follow tips from a professional prop stylist — perfect for Easter, Mother's Day, or a weekend brunch! Plum branches centerpiece, layered patterned plates, touches of gold. Small space entertaining tips. #entertaining #tablescape #spring #springtime #mothersday #easter #centerpiece #plumblossoms

It feels like I blinked and suddenly it’s March and springtime… which means my birthday is next week! To celebrate, I thought it would be fun to style a spring tablescape that could work for so many different spring events (like Easter or Mother’s Day). The inspiration was all of the tiny, happy flowers that are popping up more and more these days. Isn’t spring just the best??

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My Festive Forest Christmas Tablescape

How to Style a Festive Forest Christmas Tablescape! Inspired by Nordic and Scandinavian decor and hygge holiday decorations. Entertaining tips for small spaces for the holidays. #christmastable #tablescape #holidaytable #christmasdecor #holidaydecor #greendiningtable #diningtable #christmasvillage #hygge

I’m changing things up on you guys and sharing my Christmas tablescape first! Usually, I like to share the floral centerpiece DIY first, then build to the full tablescape the next day. But for my holiday table this year, the two posts go hand in hand! Sarah designed the centerpiece, I set the table around that, then she added the final details. I loved styling a table this year and feel like that really comes across in how festive and cozy it feels.

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A Traditional Thanksgiving Tablescape for a Small Space

Hosting Thanksgiving in a Small Space? These Tablescape Styling Tips Will Help! #flowerarrangement #floralarrangement #flowerarranging #centerpiece #thanksgiving #fall #thanksgivingdecor #florals #flowers #fallflowers #friendsgiving #tablescape #tabletop #styling #tablestyling #dinnerparty

Here’s the thing about Thanksgiving, I love it because it’s the perfect excuse to bring everyone together. But when you live small, that can definitely be a challenge. We always have Thanksgiving with Sean’s family in their own homes, but I styled this tablescape to inspire anyone who lives small and is hosting this year! Plus, the aesthetics of this table feel like a departure for me… because it’s sort of traditional. For some reason, I am really feeling the cozy, warm autumn tones this year. We’ll dig into that more! First, let’s talk about all of the details of my Thanksgiving tablescape.

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4 Ways to Dress Up Your White Dinnerware

Dress Up Your White Dinnerware For the Holidays With One of These Looks! Entertaining and tablescape styling tips for Thanksgiving, Fall, Holidays, Christmas, New Years, and Hanukkah via #tablescape #styling #tabletop #entertaining #holidays #dinnerware #whitedinnerware

Entertaining is absolutely one of my favorite things to do. I looove a good dinner party and making a meal for guests. When people talk about love languages, mine is preparing a delicious dinner! But what about the place setting on the table? As a stylist, I always take the extra amount of time to curate a beautiful tablescape when I host. If you’re like me, you have white dinnerware that gets used on a daily basis. The holidays call for a little bit more style, so I figured it’s a good time to share some tips on dressing up your everyday plates! No matter the color palette of your home, one of these 4 looks is guaranteed to work for you.

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The Best New Serving Pieces for Fall

Entertain with These Beautiful Serving Pieces This Holiday Season! Thanksgiving Entertaining Essentials including serveware (platters and serving bowls), serving utensils, and cheeseboards #thanksgiving #entertaining #tabletop #tablescape #hostess #hosting #thanksgivingessentials #entertainingessentials #serveware #cheeseboard #platter #servingbowl #servingutensils

Confession: serving pieces are my FAVORITE things to shop for. Platters, large bowls, cheeseboards, cake stands… I absolutely love it all and wish I had room to hoard it all! With the holidays upon us, I wanted to share some of the pieces that I am currently eyeing. If you’re hosting Thanksgiving or simply looking for a piece to stylishly carry your dish to the party, this is the post for you!

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