Thanksgiving is usually a peaceful time for families to gather and reflect on all the things they're thankful for -- well, unless you're the one hosting dinner.

If it's your year to cook dinner for the family, don't stress, we've got you covered. There are countless tips and tricks to making your Thanksgiving dinner a hit. From the decor to the side dishes, there is a lot to think about. So, take time to review these snippets of advice whether it's your first time hosting or your 40th.

As for tips to preparing the perfect bird, we suggest you check out 13 Days of Turkey from our sister station, SoJO 104.9.

Regardless of which advice you choose to take, we wish you a happy and stress-free Thanksgiving this year!