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The turkiest and tastiest of all holidays is coming up — are you ready? If you're planning on hosting friends or relatives for Thanksgiving this year, here are some simple tips for making it the best Thanksgiving yet.

From Maxwell: the best and easiest way to carve a turkey.

Nothing jazzes up a holiday party like a little effort by way of decorations. Maggie Battista of Eat Boutique has lots of suggestions for how to use kraft paper when you're entertaining — all perfect for Thanksgiving.

Okay, I lied. Nothing jazzes up a holiday party like a few festive decorations... unless it's a little bit of bubbly. Also from Maggie, here's a simple holiday cocktail recipe. It's super easy to make — only two ingredients — and sure to be a crowd pleaser.