How To Prepare Your Home For Thanksgiving

11/16/2017

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Everybody’s favorite feast is right around the corner! If this is your first year hosting Thanksgiving, you may be wondering how to best prepare for the big day. After all, there’s a lot that needs to be done. Just in case you need a few helpful tips, here are some things to consider when preparing your home for Thanksgiving:

  • Early Invites: Make sure you invite your guests as early as possible. The more people you know are going to be attending in advance, the better prepared you’ll be when it comes to budgeting your food and time.

  • Plan Menu Well In Advance: This is something you don’t want to leave until the last minute. Whether you’re doing a buffet style feast or a potluck, knowing exactly what’s being served will save you from a dreaded trip down to the grocery store on Thanksgiving morning.

  • Enlist Help: When it comes to cooking Thanksgiving dinner, you shouldn’t have to take on everything. There’s more to being a great host than doing everything for your guests. Enlist their help with small tasks that will end up giving you a large amount of support while limiting stress as well!

  • Prep Kitchen: Everyone knows a kitchen tends to get cluttered on Thanksgiving. Having all your ingredients, dishes, pots/pans all ready to go will make the actual cooking process go by a lot smoother.

  • Guest Prep: Aside from the food, the other great part about Thanksgiving is spending quality time with your family. Part of tending to your family/guests is making sure everybody is comfortable. That means games/entertainment for the kids, and maybe even a few games to play with the whole family later on in the evening. It’s always best to have a few socially engaging activities planned just in case.