The most beautiful time of the year is here! The time when the streets are filled with leaves and the trees remind us about the art of letting go.
Fall adds beauty to all! Don’t you agree?
And with picturesque Fall, comes the Holiday Season. With the Holiday Season comes Thanksgiving… and the dreadful Thanksgiving dinner! Well, if you’re the host.
Hosting a Thanksgiving dinner is only for a brave heart, and we understand the kind of planning and efforts that go in it.
Which is why, we have carefully curated this list of tips that will help you sail through this dinner smoothly.
- If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail!
Only when you plan the perfect dinner, will you be able to host that perfect dinner. Sparing a few hours in planning can save you a lot of hassle later. Take a pen and paper, or make digital notes, either way it’s suggested that you have your game plan ready beforehand for a smooth celebration. This plan should include the list of guests, specifications about décor, table layout, and the flow of events.
- Fix the menu
Are you sticking to a basic meal? Or are you going fancy? Fix the menu! Once you’re done with setting the menu, go grocery shopping! Make a checklist and go on ticking it off.
- Shop for décor
Want to enhance the look and feel of your dinner? Decorations! Go for gorgeous, colorful candles, photo cards, gold or gold painted crockery, and so much more! Shop antique pieces from your local shop and paint them silver or gold color. It’ll add a unique look to your house. For the best kind of decoration – Use a big vase of flowers as a centerpiece!
- Get ready for serving!
Don’t rush at the last minute looking for serving dishes. Clean and make them ready beforehand. Set up the table a night before so you cross that one task off your to-do list and clean up your dishwasher too. Also, get your bins ready – avoid an overflowing garbage bin by lining extra garbage bags.
- Schedule your cooking properly
Decide which food you can start prepping for earlier so that it’s easier for you on the D-Day. Savory dishes aside, desserts can be made earlier. In the same way, you can prep up for meals like washing and chopping the vegetables and store in the refrigerator. In short, prepare everything and anything you can in advance.
We’re sure these tips will help you spend an almost perfect Thanksgiving. Because Thanksgiving is only complete when you’re with your friends and family.
Here’s a bonus tip for you: Use square or rectangular pans so that you can fit more dishes in the oven!If these tips have become your favorite, pass them on to make other people’s Thanksgiving preparations easier, too!