Turkey, stuffing, gravy and pumpkin pie oh my! It’s Thanksgiving, a time where we give thanks. Most importantly,it’s a time to celebrate with our family and friends and share a fantastic feast. If it’s your turn to host, the task can seem daunting. Home decor and cooking. How do you put it all together? No need to fuss over this feast! Here are some tips to help you host the celebration.
Food for thought
With the big day coming up, the menu is probably on your mind, but there is so much more you need to get ready. Any event this large needs some careful planning.
How will you decorate? Start by greeting your guests with a bountiful harvest; have a cornucopia of gourds, pumpkins and flowers at your door.
Who is going to play with the kids? Will there be activities? Designate your cousin that is a teacher and loves playing with kids.
Who is going to referee between Uncle Joe and Aunt Martha? A seating plan may be necessary. Take the time to make a plan B in case things start to fall apart.
More importantly – what are you going to wear?
Setting the table
This is the centerpiece for the whole celebration, so you want to be sure it’s dressed for success. Indigo has the cream of the crop when it comes to table settings and tableware. To decorate, there is the Three-Wick Mercury ginger & pumpkin spice candle ($29.50), along with the large mercury glass pumpkin ($27.50), as well as the brass pear salt and pepper shakers ($19.60).
Team this up with some autumn leaves and gourds, and you have the perfect harvest table.
Next of course you will want to put out your finest dishware, but soup things up with Indigo’s artisan collection including a pumpkin soup tureen ($45.50) and bowls, ‘give thanks’ plates ($9.80) as well as the ‘we gather’ serving platter ($31.50).
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Let’s talk turkey
The main attraction of the festivities without a doubt is the food. This requires the most planning, preparation and time. You may want to be the host or hostess with the mostest and do everything yourself, but then you don’t have the time to spend with all your guests. Especially for a holiday like Thanksgiving that’s all about spending quality time with your loved ones think about doing a potluck dinner.
You can still have it YOUR way by delegating specific dishes and tasks to the people you think will do the best job. Be sure to ask cousin Tanya, who always shows up 20 minutes early to bring the appetizers so you can do your last minute prep with no worries. Make a festive punch with some fresh apple cider and cinnamon, along with some sparkling cider like Pommies for the adults chilled and ready to serve.
Dessert should be as easy as pie…have your guests bring their best recipe. If time is not on your side, why not pick some sweet treats up from the best bakery in town?
With everything decorated, delegated and ready to go, you can be as cool as a cucumber. Relax and enjoy your time with your loved ones as you tuck into your terrific Thanksgiving dinner.
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