Before we get our grub on for Thanksgiving this week, we have to know some basics – like how to set your table.

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Entertaining expert Shawn Rabideau hit The Couch to put Carolina, John and Lisa to the test. Do ‘The Couch’ hosts know how to set the table correctly? Do you?

Check out the video below to learn the right way to entertain this holiday. Also, find some of Rabideau’s tips for a stress-free holiday.

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Do: Take a deep breath, get a pen and paper or if you’re tech savvy get out your tablet, no matter what start a list.  I always do when I’m planning a party or prepping for a holiday.  It helps me think clearly and stay organized.

Do: Write out what you want your menu to be when creating your shopping list.  This will help you stay focused so you don’t end up with too many carbs and not enough proteins.  Could you imagine forgetting about the turkey?

Don’t: Purchase new glassware, plates, silverware or other table top items.  Mix and match what you have.  It will make your table eclectic, save you time and again save you money.

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