Anyone who has ever hosted a Thanksgiving dinner party knows that it's easy to overlook certain tabletop essentials until it's almost too late. You may be hosting a dinner for 12 but realize at the last minute that you only have nine steak knives or six red wine glasses. Unless you've accounted for all these tabletop essentials a few days (or even better, weeks) before the big day, you're left in a pinch-mixing and matching cutlery or asking a sibling to bring an extra serving platter or napkins.
One easy trick to avoid the last-minute panic is to do a test run of your Thanksgiving table decorations a few weeks before the big day to ensure you have time to order all the missing essentials-from a large serving platter to serve your turkey to enough linen napkins for everyone around the table. Think of it as a rehearsal-ensuring that everything will go off without a hitch on the big day. If you find out that anything is missing or if you simply want to upgrade a few things, we handpicked the best Thanksgiving table decorations you'll want to use over the holidays and beyond.
This elegant serving platter would be the perfect backdrop for your sweet potato casserole or green beans.Uashmama Oval Placemats $48Shop
If you've chosen to forgo a tablecloth or runner this year, opt for these gorgeous oval placemats in moody tones instead.CB2 Marshall Black Marble Cake Stand $50Shop
Are you serving cake this Thanksgiving? If so, do it on this chic black marble stand.Farmhouse Pottery Handmade Ceramic Vase & Dried Floral Attangement $55Shop
Dried floral arrangements meanВ you can use your florals on multiple occasions, creating a chic timeless winter centerpiece.
There's nothing like a good holiday punch bowl, especially if it comes in a chic receptacle like this one.Farmhouse Pottery Handcrafted Wooden Bowls $65ShopCB2 Pitch Dinnerware $5Shop
Elevate your holiday table this year with this insanely chic black dinnerware from CB2.
Flutes are great, but we like to think that classic champagne coupes are that much chicer.Hawkins New York Marble & Metal Serving Board $130Shop
Get ready to take your charcuterie spread to the next level with this showstopping marble serving board.CB2 20-Piece Knight Flatware Set $90Shop
This matte black flatware set will turn heads at the Thanksgiving table and beyond.Beehive Alchemy Round Beeswax Pillar Candles $95ShopCB2 Pinstripe Etched Barware $8Shop
Jump on the ribbed glass trend this holiday season with this etched barware from CB2.Dutch Deluxes Extra Large Bread Board $65Shop
You'll never want to serve bread on anything else after you've tried these extra large Dutch breadboards.H&M Washed Linen Napkin $6Shop
There is nothing chicer than simple crisp white linen napkins, and H&M has great ones at an even better price.H&M Stemmed Wine Glass $6Shop
Serve your wine or water in these elegant tinted stemmed glasses from H&M.ВWilliams Sonoma Gold & Wood Servers $50Shop
You'll never want to serve any other way than family-style if you have these servers to show for it.Serena & Lily Raffia Runner $68Shop
For a more modern Thanksgiving tablescape, opt for a raffia or linen runner instead of a formal tablecloth.