No matter how much you've tried to plan this week to a T—with everything from oven time and every grocery visit to guest room pillow-fluffing scheduled to the minute—some things are bound to fall through. For food conundrums that arise (i.e., for cakes that don't), hit us up on the Hotline at any hour. We're ready to answer!
And for decorations, which often get pushed to the end of the Thanksgiving to-do list in favor of more pressing—ahem, edible—matters, here are some last minute ideas you can pull off with minimal planning: dead-simple flower arrangements, fuss-free tabletop ideas, and drinks that will double as decorations.
Not all flower projects involve special tools or unusual buds, and we much prefer a casual look to anything overly fussy that might die before your guests arrive, anyway.
Maybe traditional decorations aren't for you—this is a meal, not a showroom!—and if that's the case, just use the drinks as an excuse to inject seasonal opulence (A.K.A. holiday spirit) into your gathering.
How will you decorate your home for Thanksgiving? Share your ideas—especially for last-minute decorators!—in the comments.