If 2017 is the year you finally decided to host a Friendsgiving celebration or your first-ever independent Turkey Day, it means you won't be relying on family to do the major heavy lifting. And that can be a scary thought. But just because we may not all be whizzes in the kitchen when it comes to preparing a full-on autumn feast, doesn't mean we still can't host our solo Thanksgiving dinners in style. Whether you're supplying the spot for a pre-made potluck dinner or ordering in from that Chinese spot around the corner, all you really need to pull together a trendy Friendsgiving is some dishware swag.
Ahead we have your one-stop shopping guide for festive Thanksgiving dinner trappings — from gilded bowls, plates, and platters, to sparkling champagne flutes, acorn-shaped salt shakers, and more. There are even a few unexpected additions thrown in the mix like cookie-shot molds and pug-shaped drink tags. Let your friends — or favorite takeout joint —do the cooking and use these snazzy products to set the scene.
These bubbly flutes are adorned with gilded letters — so you can keep track of who's sipping what in style.
Anthropologie Salon Monogram Flute, $14, available at Anthropologie.
Be the queen of Friendsgiving dessert with this cookie shot maker — it comes complete with a six-shot mold and mini melting pot for festive fillings.
Urban Outfitters Cookie Shot Maker, $23, available at Urban Outfitters.
Let your friends supply the salad, because you've got
just the bowl. Project 62 Copper Serving Bowl, $15.99, available at Target.
These rose side plates are so pretty we'll take them from pumpkin pie server to jewelry holder.
Anthropologie Rose Side Plate, $14, available at Anthropologie.
Knock out your cheese spread with a one-two punch slicer and board.
Threshold Marble & Wood Cheese Slicer, $19.99, available at Target.
Salt and pepper shakers that also serve as star players on your festive tablescape.
Kate Aspen Gold Acorn Salt & Pepper Shakers, $23.40, available at Target.
Don't keep your guests guessing about drinks, let these little pug figures dangle and define cocktail ownership.
Kitan Club's Putittio Series Pug Dog Figure, $8 (for set of 6), available at Urban Outfitters.
Your work wife's pumpkin pie is going to look pristine on this marble stand.
Threshold Cake Stand, $24.99, available at Target.
Paper napkins are a must for Friendsgiving feasts — and Target's poppy foliage pattern is giving us the fall feels.
Spritz Disposable Napkins, $2.50 (set of 20), available at Target.
Never have a bowl of cocktail peanuts looked
so festive. Anthropologie Reign Nut Bowl, $10, available at Anthropologie.
Need something shiny to serve that turkey — or peking duck — on?
Threshold Aluminum Hammered Serving Tray, $14.99, available at Target.
Forget the tablecloth and invite your guests to get creative with this chalkboard runner.
Anthropologie Chalkboard Runner, $24.95, available at Anthropologie.
Spruce up a craft cocktail — or canned beverage — fast with one of these copper-plated stainless steel straws.
W&P Design 10" Metallic Straws Set, $18, available at Urban Outfitters.
Whether you fill it with wine bottles or cans of beer, this ice bucket looks like holiday magic.
Fitz & Floyd Daphne Glass Ice Bucket, $23.99, available at Amazon.
Fill your table with these fall-colored placemats from Target — they feel equal parts cozy and chic.
Threshold Yellow Diamond Placemat, $4.99, available at Target.
Coasters that protect (from table stains) and serve (up chic vibes).
Thirstystone White Marble & Gold-Edged Coasters, $19.97 (set of 4), available at Amazon.
Cheap alcohol tastes better out of a graceful goblet — we promise.
Anthropologie Claudia Flute, $12, available at Anthropologie.
Cheese knives have the power to bring a charcuterie spread together — so put those butter knives away!
Threshold Cheese Knife Set, $12.99, available at Target.
Fill this pristine decanter with ice water, wine, or whiskey for easy and festive table filling.
Project 62 Glass Whiskey Decanter with Wood Stopper, $9.99, available at Target.
This dark wooden serving platter makes us feel sophisticated — even when plating it with takeout.
Dansk Acacia Oval Serving Platter, $29, available at Food52.
Why drink from a normal champagne flute when you can sip from a stemless one with an ombre finish?
Urban Outfitters Metallic Ombre Stemless Flute Glasses, $23 (set of 2), available at Urban Outfitters.
TBH, we would enjoy some undressed arugula if it was served on this gorgeous plate.
Anthropologie Braided Dinner Plate, $20, available at Anthropologie.
We are lusting after this lustered flute.
Anthropologie Lustered Flute, $14, available at Anthropologie.
The picture of roasted Brussel's sprouts piled high inside this rose bowl is giving us chills.
Anthropologie Rose Bowl, $14, available at Anthropologie.
We'd feel simply dashing holding the Dasha wine glass.
Anthropologie Dasha Wine Glass, $16, Anthropologie.