These Are the 10 Hosting Essentials You'll Want to Have on Hand Before Thanksgiving

From table runners and pie dishes, to a dramatic centerpiece, here's everything you need to host an unforgettable Thanksgiving dinner.

Light brown table runner with multicolored illustrations of leaves from Houzz photo

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Autumn Leaves Embellished Table Runner

Setting the mood for your holiday get-together has never been easier thanks to this simple, seasonal table runner. Illustrated with festive accents like falling leaves, sprigs of wheat, and adorable acorns, this runner is the perfect alternative to a classic Thanksgiving centerpiece. When the holiday has come and gone, simply flip the table runner over to reveal a sophisticated diamond pattern that will look fresh all season long.

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Four white cloth napkins with gold flowers and bird illustrations from Houzz photo

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Traditional Bird Floral Print Napkins

White and gold may traditionally be a holiday-centric color scheme, but thanks to the versatile print found in these napkins they're appropriate for dinner parties all year long. The set of four napkins is ideal for a small gathering, but we recommend stocking up on more, to ensure every Thanksgiving guest is covered.

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Silver napkin ring with beaded accent from Houzz photo

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Silver Beaded Burst Napkin Rings

Ditch the basic old napkin rings in favor of this holiday-ready option. The whimsical beaded burst at the top of each ring evokes images of celebratory fireworks or frozen dewdrops on an empty tree branch during a chilly fall morning. No matter where you put these glittering rings to use, the set of six is sure to add to your decorative place setting.

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Long rectangular silver serving tray from Houzz photo

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Stainless Steel Hammered Rectangular Tray

Your dishes and desserts will be the star of the evening thanks to this silver hammered tray. It makes for a stylish way to display your éntree, as well as a functional way to carry your food from the kitchen to the table with ease. Plus, the raised lip around the edge of the tray helps to catch messy food drippings, making for easier cleanup once dinner is over.

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Black candelabra with 10 white candles from Houzz photo

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Preston Candelabra

This striking candelabra will bring a touch of sophistication to your Thanksgiving celebration. It fits 10 candles; when fully lit, it'll elevate the ambiance of any room, especially when paired with dim lighting and a tranquil playlist. Tip: Stick with all white candles for a clean, sophisticated look, or mix and match the candles in autumnal hues of reds, yellows, and browns for a more festive feel.

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Orange and brown wreath with twigs and berries photo

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Autumn Orange Berry Wreath

This stunning fall wreath is full of bountiful berries and twigs in the perfect shade of not-too-bright, not-too-dull orange. It's designed for outdoor or indoor use, so you can opt to hang it on your front door to alert your guest they've come to the right location or place it inside as a wall accent or table centerpiece.

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Silver gravy boat from Houzz photo

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Silver Plated Gravy Boat

No dinner requires a gravy boat more than a Thanksgiving dinner. This particular option is so elegant and timeless, it's sure to become a hosting staple year after year. Don't let its sophisticated aesthetic fool you, the silver plating only makes it look expensive, while the price point begs to differ.

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Two cheese spreaders with red beads on the handles from Houzz photo

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Glass Cheese Spreaders

Hors d'oeuvres are key when hosting a large holiday meal, and this set of two cheese spreaders makes it easy for guests to enjoy all of the options you've placed before them. Simply set out an array of different cheeses for guests to dig into while you finish up any last-minute holiday baking. The rich red color works for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and any other celebratory occasion.

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Wooden board game with multicolored game pieces and dice from Houzz photo

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Classic Wooden Strategic Thinking Game

Don't forget one of your most important hostess duties: providing fun entertainment for your guests. It's not as daunting as you may think when you have a selection of unique board games like this one. Up to six guests of any age can flex their competitive muscles in this strategic thinking game, which will also look cute sitting atop your dinner table.

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Red pie dish with ruffled sides from Houzz photo

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Ruffled Pie Dish

Finally, the course all your guests have been waiting for: dessert. Give your pumpkin or pecan pie the recognition it deserves in this gorgeous, bold red ceramic pie dish. This durable dish is oven-, microwave-, freezer-, and dishwasher-friendly, so you can trust it will look just as stunning as it did on the very first day you took it out of the box for many years to come.

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