Hosting Tips to Ace Your First Thanksgiving in Your New Home
CMS Mortgage Solutions Inc.
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Published on November 22, 2022

Hosting Tips to Ace Your First Thanksgiving in Your New Home

Thanksgiving is a time to come together with family and friends to celebrate all that we are grateful for. It’s also a time to enjoy great food, good company, and plenty of laughs. Thanksgiving is the perfect opportunity to show off your new home during the festivities. Guests will love getting a tour of your beautiful new place and enjoying a delicious meal in your dining room. Make sure to put out plenty of festive decorations to get everyone in the mood for the holiday. Thanksgiving is the perfect time to start making memories in your new home. If you’re hosting Thanksgiving this year, follow these simple tips to make sure the day goes smoothly!

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1. Plan ahead. The more you plan ahead, the less stress you’ll feel on the day of Thanksgiving. Make a timeline of what needs to be done and when, and delegate tasks accordingly.

  • Make a grocery list. Planning your menu ahead of time will help you stay on track when it comes time to stock up on groceries. Make sure to include plenty of dishes that everyone will enjoy.
  • Decorate your home. Thanksgiving is the perfect time to festive decorations to get everyone in the mood for the holiday. Hang some garland, put up some ornaments, and set out a few candles to create a warm and cozy atmosphere.
  • Prepare your food in advance. If possible, try to prepare some of your food in advance. This will help minimize the stress of cooking on the day of Thanksgiving.

2. Set up a staging area for food prep. Clear off a counter or table in your kitchen to set up as your food prep area. This will help keep things organized and avoid any last-minute scrambling.

  • Start with the easiest tasks first. Tackle the tasks that are easiest and quickest to do first. This will help motivate you to keep going and will prevent you from feeling overwhelmed.
  • Take breaks. Cleaning and cooking can be tiring, so make sure to take breaks regularly to rest and rejuvenate yourself. Get up and walk around your house or take a quick nap to recharge your batteries.
  • Ask for help. If you need assistance with cleaning your house, don’t be afraid to ask family or friends for help. Chances are they would be happy to lend a hand!

3. Make sure you have enough seating. If you’re expecting a lot of guests, make sure you have enough chairs and tables for everyone to sit comfortably. You don’t want anyone having to eat standing up!

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4. Decorate your home in festive Thanksgiving colors. Think warm oranges, reds, and yellows mixed with traditional green leaves and branches from your local craft store or florist shop. This will help create a cozy atmosphere for your guests while they relax after dinner and supports local floral businesses.

  • Add festive Thanksgiving decorations to your home to get everyone in the mood for the holiday.
  • Hang garland, put up ornaments, and set out candles to create a warm and cozy atmosphere.
  • Think warm oranges, reds, and yellows mixed with traditional green leaves and branches from your local craft store or florist shop.

5 . Prepare as much food as you can the day before. This will give you more time to spend with your guests on Thanksgiving and less time worrying about last-minute touches.

6. Make hosting easier by hosting potluck style. Ask each of your guests to bring a dish or dessert to share, which will help lighten the load when it comes to hosting.

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7. Don’t forget about hosting beverages. Offer a variety of drinks to make sure everyone’s thirst is quenched, from coffee and tea to wine and beer.

These tips will help you create an unforgettable Thanksgiving that everyone will be talking about for years! With some preparation and the right hosting know-how, your Turkey Day gathering will be a memorable one.

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