Cozy Thanksgiving Entertaining

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When it comes to etiquette, I’m the first to admit I’m no Dear Abby, but I do know a thing or two about entertaining and making guests feel welcome, relaxed and open to that second glass of wine. With Thanksgiving just moments away, here are a few last-minute tips to keep your home warm and inviting during the holidays.

The party starts with curb appeal. Hang a cheerful sign on your front door welcoming guests to the party. Guests, especially those who know few others in attendance, can feel apprehensive about meeting a new crowd. Showing a warm welcome before they even step inside gives the sense that you are greeting them with open arms.

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Party favors. Honor your guests with a little trinket upon arrival. Nothing fancy. A fun wine charm or a personalized drinking glass shows you put thought into their presence at your celebration

Light the fire. Nothing says cozy quite like a fireplace on a chilly fall day. No fireplace? Light a seasonal candle near your home’s entrance to get the party started.

Holiday tunes. A good party entertains all of the senses, so turn up those holiday favorites and enjoy time with family and friends.

— Cara Wilkerson writes the real estate and home improvement blog Live the Home Life

Photo Credits: Crate & Barrel & Country Living

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