Low-Stress Thanksgiving Ideas

Your first Thanksgiving in your new home can feel a little stressful

If you’re scrambling to get ready for your first Thanksgiving in your new home, take a deep breath and consider these simple ways to enjoy a low-stress holiday…

Take it outside

Celebrating Thanksgiving outdoors removes the pressure to have the inside just-so. If you haven’t gotten around to displaying the artwork and discarding the moving boxes, this may be a great option for you. Fire up the grill for a great-tasting turkey!

Combine it

If you feel like your space just isn’t ready for a new home tour, make that a focal point instead of something to hide. Let guests know you’re still getting settled in, and make your event a combined housewarming party and Thanksgiving celebration. This approach sets a realistic expectation for attendees and poises you to receive some cool items for your new abode.

Go out to eat

Do a little research to find local eateries open on Thanksgiving Day. Invite guests to join you and yours at a spot of your choosing. Thanksgiving is about gratitude and making memories, and you can experience it just as fully at a restaurant as you can at home. And, you don’t have to clean up after the feast if you choose this option. You’re welcome.

Be easy on yourself

As Thanksgiving Day rolls around, don’t sweat the small stuff. Focus on what you have, the people you love and the possibilities of tomorrow. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

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