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12 Thanksgiving Must Haves for Hosting a Successful Thanksgiving

If you're hosting Thanksgiving this year, you'll need more than just the turkey, side dishes and pumpkin pie. To make sure the day goes smoothly, here are 12 must-haves for a successful Thanksgiving.

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Wine Charms

Everyone will know which wine glass is theirs with these Thanksgiving wine charms. The set comes with 12 magnetic Thanksgiving-y charms that are perfect for not only wine glasses, but beer and cocktail glasses as well. Cheers!

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Get your table ready for all that food (and mess) when hosting Thanksgiving with this Thanksgiving tablecloth. Since it’s machine washable, it’s easy-to-clean and works for a rectangular table that seats six to eight. And, you can use it year after year instead of throwing away a disposable plastic tablecloth and making more trash.

If you need to go out and grab a few last-minute food items, make sure you know the stores closed on Thanksgiving this year.

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Thanksgiving Mad-Libs

Carry on your family’s Mad-Libs tradition or start a new one this year! This book has 21 original stories for friends and family to fill in and create something hilarious. Young and old alike can participate and have a great time.

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Turkey Baster Set

If this is your first time hosting Thanksgiving dinner, this four-piece turkey basting set is an Amazon top seller. It comes with one basting brush, one baster, an injector needle and a cleaning brush, all of which are new-user friendly.

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Tableware Kit

Not in the mood to deal with dishes after the meal? No problem! This Thanksgiving tableware kit for eight includes extra-large oval plates, dessert plates and napkins.

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Photo Booth Props

Consider having a DIY photo booth at your Thanksgiving party this year. That way, if the turkey’s not done on time, your guests will have something fun to do while they wait! This set of Thanksgiving-themed photo props includes plenty of props and decorations to make memorable, shareable photos.

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To-Go Containers

Don’t let guests leave empty-handed. Package up leftovers for Black Friday turkey sandwiches in these festive to-go containers.

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Ice Bucket

Keep ice for all those beverages handy with this stainless steel ice bucket from Juvale. It will help keep ice from melting with its double-wall construction and top lid.

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Pie Server Set

Simplify Thanksgiving dessert time with this professional pie server set. Both the flexible serving spatula and the knife have a serrated edge, so they both can easily cut into all types of pie, tarts, cakes, quiche and more. Both are dishwasher safe.

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Extra Chairs

Make sure no one has to sit on the floor by getting some folding chairs. This four-pack from Mity-Lite is strong enough to hold 1,000 pounds and conforms to your body shape.

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Carving Knife

Be a turkey-carving champ with this 10-inch carving knife from Mercer Culinary. The handle is comfortable and has a non-slip grip for safety (yours and your guests’, but not the turkey’s!).

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Roaster Oven

If you think you’ll be short on oven space with the turkey and all the side dishes, consider a roaster oven. A top-seller on Amazon, this roaster oven from Oster accommodates turkeys up to 26 pounds and has a warming setting which will allow you to keep dinner at an ideal temperature while you’re waiting for all of your guests to arrive.

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Rachel Brougham
Writer and editor with a background in news writing, editorial and column writing and content marketing.