Are you having Thanksgiving dinner in your new home this year?
You’ve just settled into your new home. Thanksgiving is a perfect time gather with family and showcase your new space. Moving in may have left you feeling worn out, but you can still pull off a spectacular Thanksgiving dinner.
Here are 3 tips for your first Thanksgiving dinner in your new home.
Think It Through
A successful Thanksgiving dinner starts with being intentional about the event. Think about how you want people to feel, and the experience you want them to have as they spend the day in your new home.
Take it a step deeper by writing your mission statement for how you want the day go, and what you will do to create that experience.
Being organized makes everything run more smoothly. Having a clear plan and a schedule helps ease your anxiety and feel more prepared. Plan out the following key points to get organized for Thanksgiving dinner:
- What’s on the menu? Consider food allergies, and if anyone on your guest list is vegetarian, vegan or gluten-free.
- Who is bringing what? If Aunt June is bringing her famous mac and cheese, no need to duplicate the effort.
- What time are you eating? Time the turkey to make sure you’re not rushing to make it to the finish line on time.
- How many people are coming? Make sure you have enough seating to let all your guests have a place to relax. Grab some foldable chairs to have extra seating on hand in case your cousins bring a few friends.
Don’t Be A Hero
It’s easy to fall into the thought pattern that if you want something done right, you better do it yourself. Allow your Thanksgiving dinner guests to bring dishes they enjoy preparing.
Let the day be as simple as possible to avoid putting unnecessary pressure on yourself to over-perform. Your new home should be clean and as presentable as possible, but it does not have. To be flawless to be amazing.
Enlist your family members to assist with cleaning or running errands for last-minute items. It’s okay to ask for help from your family; they are your partners in this thin… well, except when it comes to the last slice of pie. In that case, it’s every person for themselves.
I appreciate every one of you, and I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving, in a place you love to call home.
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