All Set for Thanksgiving
Checklist For Hosting A Fabulous Feast!
We’ve set a table or two (or a thousand!) in our time, and have honed our checklist of entertaining essentials to ensure a beautifully hosted Thanksgiving, so that you can relax and savor the magic of the moment and time spent with loved ones. Read on to make sure you’re all set for the big day.
Cooking for a Crowd — start a few days ahead
Oven-to-table ceramics guarantee a streamlined process, with less dishes at meal’s end (which is definitely something to be thankful for)! Beautiful bakeware and serveware that is designed for precisely this moment (large handles, handy lids, pretty details) allows you take your secret-recipe yams and favorite side dishes from the oven straight to the dining table or buffet for a stunning presentation, worthy of all the family photo ops. Leftovers can be popped directly into the refrigerator afterwards for re-heating the next day and then blissfully tossed into the dishwasher once the last morsel is gobbled up.
Juliska Tip: Make and freeze your side dishes, casseroles and desserts well ahead of time…then bake and serve! For sizing, we recommend 11 inches for desserts, 13 inches for sides, and 15 inches for main dish.
Set the Table for Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving is the moment to pull out all of the tableware trimmings, from cocktail plates and butter dishes to salad plates and serving bowls. Autumnal motifs like our Forest Walk collection sets a bountiful scene with a palette in harvest hues and a pattern inspired by Mother Earth’s natural beauty and abundant gifts — perfect for gathering together in gratitude.
Your heritage bird that has been brining for days deserves a proper ta-dah moment. From party platters and statement-making tureens to gravy boats — investing in serving pieces that you love makes hosting friends and family gatherings all the easier and a special tradition you’ll love to return to year after year.
Nothing makes an occasion of it quite like sparkling stemware. Whether you’re leaning toward a casual setting with earthy motifs like tortoiseshell or feeling more formal with mouth-blown Bohemian glass, the perfect vessels add instant drama, sculpture and height to your tableau. Every sip feels just a little more special, every glass raised is a toast.
Juliska Tip: Don’t forget a pitcher of iced water or two and a wine decanter (essential eye-candy) for pouring those special vintages you’ve been saving.
Gleaming flatware instantly pulls together a tablescape to a polished and cohesive effect. Designed to transition seamlessly from everyday casual to formal occasions with ease, we recommend having between 8-12 sets (one set per place setting) for everyday use, but round up depending on how large of a gathering you are hosting.
Finishing Touch Accessories
After all the preparations, you’ve thought of everything — but don’t forget the hostess! You’ve dressed the table, it’s time to dress yourself! Golden bangles, rings and chic accessories designed to compliment your scheme with effortless sophistication, ensure that you — and your table — are truly all set for a fabulous Thanksgiving feast.
You’re warmly invited to take a seat at our table and see how we’re setting the scene for a beautiful Thanksgiving.