Fall hosting season is upon us, which means it's going to be Thanksgiving before you blink. So this year, get ahead of the influx of guests by streamlining your home with entertaining-friendly bonuses (instead of stuffing miscellaneous clutter into hiding places 20 minutes before they walk through the door—ahem, been there).
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To help, we rounded up eight of our favorite hosting essentials from Walmart that will give every room of your home—from dining room to guest bath—a festive facelift.
The centerpiece of the hosting experience is the dining table (why is it that everyone always seems to congregate in the kitchen, anyway?). Upgrade your meal space with a hardy wooden farmhouse table to seat eight, so nobody's left eating off their lap on the sofa.
Serve snacks on an elegant marble platter that will make your DIY crudité and cheese board look chef-approved.
Shake up celebratory cocktails in these metallic-rimmed glasses, which will look just as festive on your bar cart as they will toasting to a drama-free meal.
Give your guest room a luxe makeover with velvet bedding so plush your out-of-towners just might be tempted to stay for one more night.
Don't go scrounging around the back of your linen closet looking for that last matching pillowcase. Instead, keep a set (or two) of these cozy flannel sheets on hand to easily pull together your visitors' sleep situation, while adding a subtle seasonal touch.
What does your home have that hotels don't? Squishy bath mats that make stepping out of the shower feel just as luxurious as lathering up with the way-better-than-hotel-quality bath products you stocked the bathroom with. (You just earned your home a five-star rating.)
Add a new set of soft towels to complete the spa-like atmosphere. The stone-washing technique on these ones amps up the cozy texture, and the jacquard designs show off your attention to detail.
The worst part about hosting is all the cleaning, so why not have a robot do it for you? The Shark robot vacuum roams through your home, cleaning up dirt, dust, and other allergens—all while you kick back with your guests. Now that's worth a toast.