(KCEN) -- The cost of hosting a Thanksgiving dinner can leave a bad taste in your mouth.
The average cost to host the big day will run about $246 this year, according to a Coupon Cabin survey of more than 2,000 adults.
That cost has lead 12 percent of Americans to pass on hosting Thanksgiving in the past.
Nearly 15 percent feel pressured to host the dinner because relatives don't want to foot the bill.
Coupon Cabin suggests skipping name brands and buying generic to save a few dollars here and there.
Also, keep your decorations simple.
That big bird in the middle of the table is the only centerpiece you'll need.