Tips for Hosting a Thanksgiving Dinner
Thanksgiving is coming soon, and you’re the one hosting the party this year. You’re probably excited, but also anxious at the same time. Here are tips to follow to quell your worries and have a great Thanksgiving dinner:
- Figure out who is going to your party. Go around, and ask friends and family members if they plan on coming to your party. Do this about a month prior to the dinner date. If you can’t reach them in person, send invitations by mail or email.
- Plan your Thanksgiving menu. Ask yourself these questions concerning food: Do you want to cook the turkey, side dishes, and desserts yourself? Are you willing to order from a catering restaurant if you can afford it? Would you like your guests to bring something from home to make it a potluck dinner? Choose what’s comfortable for you, then go with that idea.
- Shop for Thanksgiving supplies. Thanksgiving supplies can be ingredients for a recipe or eatery ware, but it doesn’t have to be. You can also purchase fall-themed tablecloths or centerpieces. If you want, tap into your creative side, and make your own decorations.
- When Thanksgiving arrives, spend the morning and afternoon preparing your house. If you’re cooking the Thanksgiving dinner, start making everything right after breakfast. While the food is in the oven, clean up, set the table, and put out the decorations. Once your guests arrive, have them wait in the living room while you finish any last-minute tasks. Make sure you have some appetizers and music playing so that your guests won’t be bored and starving while waiting for dinner to be finished. Allow some of them to assist with food preparation if you desire.