Dashing around at the last minute, chanting, "Where's the serving spoon, where's the serving spoon?" is a holiday tradition that can stand to be forgotten. Cut chaos on the big day: set the table early!
If you're hosting Thankgiving dinner, set the table a day or two ahead. Place a small sticky note inside serving dishes to remind you (or your helpers) what goes where.
You'll have time to shine up a tarnished platter or rout out missing serving pieces--in blessed privacy.