Host a Stress-Free Thanksgiving

November 10, 2021 12:00 am

Son is helping mother to prepare pumpkin pie. American family. SNo matter the size of your Thanksgiving gathering, hosting a large dinner can be overwhelming. If you are new to hosting Thanksgiving or looking for ways to make your day less stressful, check out the following tips for hosting a Thanksgiving that friends and family members will remember for years to come!

Set your table the night before. This will eliminate a huge amount of anxiety on Thanksgiving Day. If you have a larger home with plenty of space, you could even plan as far ahead as a few days before. Need some tips on setting the perfect Thanksgiving table? Click here.

Create a menu. A few weeks before Thanksgiving, determine how many guests you will have and create a menu of the food and drinks you will serve. This will help you create your grocery-shopping list. Need some inspiration for creating a great menu? Check out these ideas.

Ask guests to contribute. Once you have created your menu, do not be afraid to ask your guests to bring food or drink items. Making everything yourself can be time-consuming and expensive. Just make sure to find out what everyone is bringing ahead of time so you do not end up with multiples.

Decide which dishes can be made in advance. Food that can be served cold or heated up can often be made a couple of days before Thanksgiving. For make-ahead Thanksgiving recipes, click here.

Don’t stress about the turkey. Does the idea of cooking a turkey seem daunting? Follow this simple guide to preparing a Thanksgiving turkey.

Systemize cleaning. Make kitchen cleanup easy! Follow this guide to systemizing your post-meal cleanup to make it stress-free.

Enjoy the company! At the end of the day, Thanksgiving is about being with your loved ones. Enjoy the time you have with each other as you share the warm spirit of the holiday season.

For more tips on minimizing the stress of hosting Thanksgiving, click here.

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