We are hosting our family for Thanksgiving this year – our first time! – and I am so excited. Any excuse to use the fine china, right? I love Thanksgiving, from spending time with loved ones to the delicious meal to reflecting on all that we have to be grateful for. I’m setting the table with our wedding china as well as some elegant ribbon trimmed napkins that I found last year, so all that’s left to do is the menu and florals. I’m thinking of creating an arrangement based on our china, and drawing inspiration from the rich color palate of golds reds, greens, and whites. How darling would these be on each plate too? I might have to pick some up! In addition to planning our tablescape and dinner, I’ve also been thinking about how to be a great hostess and make for a special and memorable evening for our guests. And so, here are a few of my holiday hostess tips. Enjoy!