This year, we organized it as a potluck style. There were two other families joining us, each of which brought a dessert and at least one side dish, while Mike and I prepared the turkey and a side. I loved doing it this way because it allows people to bring that one dish that signifies Thanksgiving to them. For example, one of the men joining us always had this corn mash (it reminded me of mashed potatoes, but with corn) growing up and his wife has learned to make it. They brought it to our Thanksgiving and it was a huge hit!!
We had one toddler and three infants roaming the house, so it was not necessarily the calmest Thanksgiving, but it was a lot of fun and definitely one for the books. And by the looks of Finn at the end of the night, he enjoyed it as well! My only regret is that I didn't take more pictures!