If you have the entertaining insanity gene (you know the one where you go insane the minute you find out people are coming over), then get out a small brown bag and start breathing into it -- Thanksgiving is just a few weeks away. Deep breaths, in and out, in and out.
Of course, if you do go a little insane and start carving everyone's initials into tiny gourds for the table, rest easy. People lose their minds in a lot worse ways on this big holiday. From atrocious centerpieces to ludicrous table decorations, there are lots of ways to fail big with your Thanksgiving table setting. And that's okay. Fear of failure is no reason not to try. Or is it?
Check out these Thanksgiving table setting fails and let us know.
15 More Thanksgiving Table Settings From Hell
Well, this is embarrassing. Can someone please grab the turkey a bucket?
Funny, I imagined something else when Mary mentioned her Wild Turkey centerpiece.
Gosh, I sure hate unexpected guests. At least they don't look like they eat much.
Hope you don't mind, but we're extreme minimalists here. We'll each get one delicious whole wheat roll.
Play it cool, and they'll never notice we didn't eat our peas -- or that we're drinking Grandma's wine.
It took Linda five weeks to create this turkey ice sculpture. Unfortunately, she had wet hands when she removed it from the freezer.
(Girl in blue): Oh god, I think I just ate one of Mom's dang leaf decorations.
The family will get along this Thanksgiving. But just in case, Cindy, put three feet between each of them.
Oh wow, a tangerine and cigarette centerpiece? I love the juxtaposition.
Jack knew the Smiths were vegetarians, but this seems extreme.
One of these gourds is doing his own thing.
Dan, finally alone in the house, closes the curtains. He lies to himself again that this will be the last time he plays with all the adorable pilgrim salt and pepper shakers.
Everyone smile and say Pebble Beeeeeach.
Peg really believed John would outgrow his wretched sssssssssssenterpiece tradition after 33 Thanksgivings together.
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And here's a final bonus photo for you to caption. What do you think this poor fellow is thinking at the Thanksgiving table?
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