Haylie Duff Shares Her Entertaining Ideas for Last-Minute Guests

Thanksgiving is almost here, and our hearts (as well as our stomachs) are more than ready to celebrate this special day surrounded by the people we love. But while the excitement builds, there is also a niggling bundle of nerves inside those of us who decided to host this year. Planning a dinner party is always a lot of fun, but making sure the day runs smoothly and stress-free so you can enjoy it too is a bit of juggling act.

As someone who loves to cook, I understand the joys (and frustrations) that come with prepping a memorable gathering, and I've certainly learned a few things along the way. So, in that vein, I wanted to share my tips for prepping your Thanksgiving (or Friendsgiving) this year from the 15-minute-out mark.

5-Minute Tip