Most people don’t host a lot of dinner parties these days. The trend of just having a bunch of friends over for dinner is a vintage idea, albeit a charming one. But if there’s one day that the average Joe or Jane is going to play host to a group of friends and families, it’s Thanksgiving. And because dinner parties are largely a thing of the past, it’s easy for a host to make a slew of major mistakes.
So if you’re hosting loved ones this Thanksgiving, how do you know what blunders to avoid? Don’t worry. We’ve done the work for you and put together a list of 15 common holiday host mistakes. It’s easy to mess up everything from the guest list to the menu to clean up. But if you know what problems you may encounter before Turkey Day arrives, it’s easy to know how to avoid them. And we have advice for going from a hosting zero to a hosting hero.
So don’t worry about your holiday being a mess. We’ve got you covered with these 15 common Thanksgiving hosting mistakes and how to solve these issues before they become a problem.