Updated: Nov 18
Finally, it is a time to celebrate being together. To cherish these valuable moments!
I am excited to host a dinner that exudes a magical, cozy, and loving atmosphere. I am eagerly looking forward to setting the table this year, lighting candles, and playing music to welcome my family and celebrate the harvest and blessings of the past year.
Here are 5 secrets from my experience of hosting successful Thanksgiving dinner with more fun and less stress.
1. MAKE A LIST OF INVITED GUESTS. Prepare the seat for everyone. Mark each seat with place card on the plate.
As the hostess, it is my responsibility to ensure that each of my guests is seated comfortably. I must consider if I have enough chairs and if I need to extend my table. Hosting many guests during the holiday season can be challenging if I do not plan ahead and take into account all the details. To help with this, I have found an example of inexpensive, yet attractive chairs that can provide extra seating. I often use these chairs for occasions like this because they are easy to use and can be easily folded for storage until the next event.
Here are some ideas of folding tables
It's a time when I have fun with decorating my place. What about you?
2. THINK ABOUT YOUR DECOR STYLE!
You are hosting, so your house, your style! Whatever you choose is going to be AMAIZING! Here are some examples to get you started.
COUNTRY STYLE DECOR FOR THANKSGIVING DINNER
Very simple and easy going. If weather is allowing dinner can be set outside. Here a few things to make your table look even more festive.
Thanksgiving Plastic Plates & Pre Rolled Napkins Gold Plastic Cutlery Include: 25Dinner Plates, 25Dessert Plates, 25Cups, 25Knives, 25Forks, 25Spoons, 25Napkins
Are you in Bohemian mood this year? Then let's try something like this
BOHEMIAN DECOR STYLE FOR THANKSGIVING DINNER
Colors of the Fall, Colorful pillows and tablecloth, beautiful dinnerware, fresh flowers. Oh la la, this can be lots of fun! Here are a few things to help us to finish the look.
And who can resist a TRADITIONAL DECOR during the Holiday Season?!
Here are the missing items to support this look. If you want to dupe those Dinnerware Set, visit here. And if you are looking for cheaper version of clear glass candle holders, check these out:
Are you missing summer days and want to bring it back, or you hosting your dinner on the shore of the ocean? How about COSTAL STYLE?
If you are looking for last minute decor items, look no farther, they are here
and here some more you may like
300PCS Gold Plastic Silverware - Gold Plastic Cutlery Set Disposable Flatware Dinnerware -100 Gold Forks, 100 Gold Spoons, 100 Gold Knives for Party
And how we can skip on those who are in favor of MODERN STYLE. Of course, this style deserves special attention. It's not easy to stay on track and not become boring. And yet minimalistic during such a holiday as Thanksgiving can be very stylish. Look how West Elm sees it
Here are few items to add the charm to your minimal decor:
And here is one more. This one is not so much a style of decor but the way to set the dinner. VERY CASUAL AND FRIENDLY. OPEN BUFFET STYLE.
Here is a list of items you may need to make your dinner success:
3. SHARE COOKING RESPONSIBILITIES.
In my family, we divide the cooking responsibilities among ourselves. For Thanksgiving dinner, we do a potluck. As the host of the dinner, I am in charge of preparing the hot dishes. Of course, I am responsible for cooking the turkey and ensuring that it is perfectly cooked and ready to serve at the appropriate time. I also prepare fresh salads at my house to keep them crisp. My guests are responsible for preparing and bringing the remaining dishes, which allows everyone to feel involved and active participants in the event.
4. DON'T OVER COOK YOUR TURKEY!
How I prepare mine:
1 large lemon
3 tbsp olive oil
tbsp garlic powder
3 average size apples
My favorite stuffing: 1 glass of cooked (follow instruction on the package) buckwheat
Clean the turkey, then rub all surfaces with the lemon
Rub honey all over your turkey
Sprinkle all of the seasoning all over your turkey, then rub it
Cut apples, mix it with dry plums mix it with my or your favorite stuffing and fill your turkey.
Remove your turkey from the bowl and place it into the baking bag.
Place your Turkey in the oven, and woo ah la, you have time to set your table.
Follow instruction. As soon as little thermometer is out, you know your turkey is ready.
5. HAVE LOTS OF FUN! ENJOY THE COMPANY OF THE PEOPLE YOU LOVE!
Wish you Happy Thanksgiving! If you have experience hosting Thanksgiving Dinner or have your special recipes please share, leave a comment. Let's help others to benefit from our experience, and not repeat our mistakes.
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