• This holiday, we’re not only concerned with our Turkey Day menu—we’re going beyond the dining-room table and making sure that our bar carts are stocked with all the fixings. Here’s how we’re planning to put together a flawless Friendsgiving cocktail hour.

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  • These handcrafted wishbone place-card holders add elegant sparkle to the table while conveying genuine hospitality.

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  • Friendsgiving is more than a fad. It’s a special time to celebrate your precious pals, especially when making it home for the holidays isn’t an option. As great as the gathering can be, it takes a hostess who’s willing to organize and delegate to-dos for a seamless affair. Here are five tips to ensure your Friendsgiving doesn’t flop.

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  • This banner is so easy to make, and tailoring the message to your occasion is simple. Doing this project on burlap not only adds to the rustic harvest-y feeling of fall but also makes stitching a breeze. The iron-on letters are also a little forgiving, just in case they’re not absolutely perfect.

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  • Handmade place cards are the finishing touch on a Thanksgiving table that will truly make your guests feel right at home. On top of all the cooking, it might seem like just an extra task, but this project is simple and will give your table an extra-special Thanksgiving feeling.

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  • What to do you do with all the leftovers? Make the ultimate turkey sandwiches! This hearty and delicious sandwich is served on toasted sourdough bread with thick slices of turkey breast, cranberry sauce, crisp romaine, and melted Brie. It’s an appropriate way to use leftovers, and it also happens to be pretty delicious.

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  • So much thought goes into the preparation and presentation of a Thanksgiving feast, but what else is there to do when the last little bit of pumpkin pie has been eaten? Instead of plopping on the couch to watch football or doze off, get your game on! Here are five super-fun board games that will entertain and keep you laughing all evening long.

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  • This dish will be a fabulously unique and oh-so-sweet addition to your Thanksgiving table. We all have time-honored traditions and staple dishes that appear each year, but it can be fun to experience new things (read: food) with family and friends. Impress your guests with this delicious recipe that’s easy enough for anyone to make.

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  • First impressions are important, especially when you’re about to take your “just dating” relationship to the next level by meeting his parents during the holiday season. You want to look outstanding, but you don’t want to stand out in a bad way. The key is to find a balance between the “real” you and a style that is approachable.

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  • There aren’t too many holidays when all one is expected to do is wake up, watch a parade, eat, take a nap, and then eat some more—which is pretty close to a perfect day. The only problem is figuring out what to wear to conceal that inevitable food baby.

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