Hosting a big-deal holiday like Thanksgiving can feel like a blessing and a curse. On one hand, it’s nice not to have to travel during one of the craziest times of the year, and it can be cozy and fun to have friends and family all gather at your place. On the other hand, it can be a lot of work. Cooking for a big group requires a lot of thought, time, and prep—not to mention the costs of all that food, décor & booze that can add up quickly. Below, get a few helpful hints for how to juggle the many tasks of throwing an amazing Thanksgiving.