Host a Stress-free Thanksgiving

November 7, 2017 8:38 pm

shutterstock_341515658If you are new to hosting Thanksgiving or looking for ways to make your day less stressful, follow these tips for hosting a Thanksgiving people will remember for years to come!

Set your table the night before. This will eliminate a huge amount of stress on Thanksgiving Day. Need some tips on setting the perfect Thanksgiving table? Click here.

Create a menu. A few weeks before Thanksgiving, figure out how many guests you have attending and create a menu of the dishes you will need. This will help you create your grocery-shopping list.

Ask guests to bring sides. Once you have created your menu, do not be afraid to ask your guests to bring things. 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 is served cold or can be heated up can often be made a couple 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 step-by-step guide to cooking 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.

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