I have spent $340.00 so far but still need to pick up the centerpieces, wine, beer and ingredients for eggnog. When it is all said and done about $500 - $550. I have my parents, children and their families. Later in the evening we will have friends drop by for desserts but 18 for dinner. We start with appetizers around 2, dinner at 6, and then the party usually continues till about 10. I am thankful they will all be here this year and that we can afford to have a wonderful meal. Thanksgiving is "my" holiday when all the kids try to come if they aren't working and I tend to overcook making everyone's favorites. I love it!!! My dessert table is a spread all by itself. Love a food holiday!