Thanksgiving is a time for family, friends, and good food! But it can also be stressful if you are hosting the event. Don’t worry, we have compiled some tips to help make your Thanksgiving holiday a success. From preparing the food to cleaning up afterward, we have you covered! Keep reading for our best tips on how to host a fabulous Thanksgiving feast.
Thanksgiving Preparation Tips
Preparation is vital when you’re hosting Thanksgiving dinner. And one of the most important aspects of hosting Thanksgiving is the food. You want to ensure you have enough for everyone and provide a variety of dishes. A good way to do this is by making a list of all the dishes and ingredients you’ll need ahead of time.
If you’re able to prepare some of the dishes in advance, it will save you a lot of time! Prepped dishes will reduce the amount of work you have to do on Thanksgiving day. Regardless, make sure you leave enough time to cook everything for when guests start arriving.
After the food is taken care of, make sure to plan your dinner table set-up ahead of time so the day goes smoothly. Note if you’ll need extra tables and chairs to accommodate guests and where you’ll set the tables up. On Thanksgiving, set the table before guests arrive. Sets, utensils, and glasses are ready to go the day of. Set out place cards so everyone knows where to sit and plan centerpieces.
Once Guests Have Arrived
Thanksgiving is a time to come together with family and friends to give thanks for all that we have. After all the planning and cooking, don’t forget the most important part of Thanksgiving: the people.
Once your guests have arrived, take a moment to truly welcome them into your home if they haven’t been there before. Give them a tour of your house and introduce them to any pets. Most importantly, make sure everyone feels comfortable. Thanksgiving is about spending time with the people you love, so relax and enjoy the company.
Once the table is set with all of the food you’ve prepared, don’t forget to give thanks. You can go around the table and say something you’re thankful for, prepare a prayer, or talk about someone specific you’re thankful for this year. Then, dig in and enjoy all of the good food and conversation!
The Best Part of Thanksgiving…Dessert!
If you’re like us, the most delicious part of Thanksgiving is the dessert! Some of the tastiest traditional Thanksgiving favorites can be found there – pumpkin pie, cakes, holiday-themed cookies, and more. However, the dessert table may be a no-no for family and friends who follow a low-sugar diet.
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Thanksgiving Feast Clean-Up
One of the most daunting tasks of hosting Thanksgiving – the cleanup. However, if you enlist the help of your guests, it will go by much faster. Assign a guest to washing dishes, drying dishes, sweeping/mopping, and someone to take out the trash. Once all of the cleanup is done…it’s time to relax and enjoy your time together. Watch football, talk, play games, or plan your Black Friday shopping to keep Thanksgiving night going. Before guests leave, be sure to thank them for attending and help them bring any leftovers to their cars.
By following these tips, you are sure to have a successful and stress-free Thanksgiving holiday! Your guests will be impressed by your dedication to making the day special for all. They will also be thankful for a delicious meal and wonderful memories. Happy hosting!