Hosting your first Thanksgiving? Now’s the time to shine!
Everyone knows that hosting the holidays can be a bit overwhelming. But if you’re hosting your first one, the uncharted territory comes with many added pressures, not to mention expenses. (Ugh, the expenses!) To help alleviate some stress and ensure you’re more than prepared, consider adding these items to your registry to help you slay the hostess game on Thanksgiving Day.
What’s Thanksgiving without a killer turkey? To ensure your bird is cooked with excellence, a quality roasting pan is going to be your best friend. The Gourmet Accessories Roasting Pan ($150) by All Clad is perfect for your favorite poultry, and is made with hard-anodized aluminum allowing it to heat quickly and cook evenly. As an added bonus, it’s non-stick features make cleanup a breeze.
Hosting a large group? Your current furniture sitch might not cut it. To avoid going the old-school folding table route (though with a fancy tablecloth, anything is possible!), opt instead for a convertible dining room table. Wayfair’s Derrickson Extending Dining Table ($669.99) comes with an 18 in. leaf insert that can expand its dimensions to seat more guests. With an oak finish and natural wood grain variations, it’s the perfect versatile yet neutral enough addition, regardless of your decor vibes.
Nail your tablescape with an assortment of quality serving platters, bowls and accents. This L’Objet Stainless Steel Carousel Bowl ($69.99) in silver is both a trendy yet practical addition to your registry, and the complimenting Round Stainless Steel Carousel Platter ($99.99) will have you set to beautifully display the food you’ve been cooking all day.
Keeping the holidays in mind, now’s a great time to consider registering for fine china, too. Try to opt for neutral styles and color schemes for added versatility, like Kate Spade’s Sonora Knot Collection ($139 for a 5pc. setting). By keeping the design neutral, you’ll be ready to go for future holidays and get togethers, regardless of the occasion.
To compliment your fancy china, you’re going to need some on point utensils, too. We love this gilded Due Oro 5 Piece Set ($137) made with stainless steel. It’s sleek and modern design pairs perfectly with the timeless gold finish, and will add the perfect elegant touch to your turkey day table.
Get the party going with a bar cart that’s ready to go! We love the Tristan Meta Bar Cart in Brass ($399) which has two ready-to-stock shelves in a sleek round silhouette. Remembering a bar cart is only as good as what’s on it, stock up on libations that are sure to please diverse palettes. For the extra “wow” factor, create options that you know your guests will love. Film lovers will swoon for wines from the Turner Classic Movies Wine Club, The Bachelor fans will love these wines inspired by the show, and your spirit lovers can indulge in dirty martinis (shaken, not stirred) made with specially formulated Dirty Martini Juice from Gaea.
If you’re planning for out of town and overnight guests, ensure your guest room is on point. All guests approve comfy and cozy vibes, so having proper bedding is essential. To transform the way you make your bed, in addition to their quality sheets check out Crane and Canopy’s Nova Collection. It’s zipper closure and two-toned design gives the appearance of that crisp, folded over top sheet without the hassle (aka having it bunching up at the bottom of the bed.) Making your own bed is annoying enough—the guest bed doesn’t have to be!
While you’re at it, since your guests have varying sleep preferences and needs, why not provide them with customizable pillows? Eight Sleep’s The Ultimate Pillow ($75) is adjustable for individual support, firmness and height. (You might want to grab some for yourself, too.)