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This Year’s Thanksgiving Necessities

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Not sure what to bring to Thanksgiving this year? Here are some of the traditional food and drink items that your friends and families are sure to love!

Appetizers and Sides

One of the best parts about Thanksgiving is the delicious appetizers and side dishes that everyone brings. Below is a list of options you can’t go wrong with:

  • Spinach artichoke dip
  • Buffalo chicken dip
  • Charcuterie board
  • Veggie platter
  • Bread rolls
  • Mashed potatoes and gravy
  • Baked mac ‘n’ cheese
  • Stuffing and cranberry sauce
  • Green bean casserole

Main Course

There really is only one main course of Thanksgiving, and everyone knows that it’s TURKEY!


There are so many amazing options for desserts, but I’ll list my favorites below:

  • Pie: pumpkin, apple, cherry, key lime
  • Peach cobbler
  • Caramel apples
  • Cookies
  • Brownies and ice cream


There are yummy drinks for everyone, from kiddos to adults. I’ll list both alcoholic and non-alcoholic drink options below:

  • Sparking apple cider
  • Apple cider mule
  • Pumpkin martini
  • Cranberry Aperol spritz
  • Cranberry mimosa
  • Caramel apple martini

I hope you find these suggestions helpful and have a lovely Thanksgiving with friends and family!

Student at the University of New Hampshire majoring in psychology and minoring in social work.