What could be better than a holiday centred around friends, family and food?
This Thanksgiving, make your holiday gathering one to remember with these party tips! From fun activities to delicious recipes, we’ve got everything you need to make this Thanksgiving the best one yet.
There is so much to love about Thanksgiving, from spending time with friends and family to the delicious meals. It has all the elements of a perfect holiday rolled into one. While every family has their own Thanksgiving traditions, adding a few extra touches can make this holiday extra special.
If you are planning to host Thanksgiving at your house this year, then you really need to make a plan, there are so many gorgeous planners out there to purchase and this would be a great place to start to get yourself organized and ready for your Thanksgiving party. It is probably also a good idea to sit down and make a budget. This will help you stop going crazy with your spending just because it is a holiday, and will also prevent you from buying more groceries than you need and then having some of it go to waste.
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Make a List
Planning ahead is key to throwing a successful Thanksgiving party. Before you do anything else, sit down and make a list of everything you’ll need for the big day. This should include food, drinks, decorations, and any other essentials. Once you have your list, start crossing off items that you can do without. This will help you narrow down your to-do list and make the party planning process a lot simpler.
Set a Budget
Thanksgiving can be an expensive holiday, so it’s important to set a budget before you start planning your party. This will ensure that you don’t overspend on food, drinks, or decorations. Once you have a budget in mind, stick to it as best as you can.
Plan Activities Ahead of Time
One way to keep your guests entertained is to plan some fun activities ahead of time. This can be anything from playing charades to decorating gingerbread houses. Whatever you choose, make sure it’s something that everyone can enjoy. If you have kids coming, be sure to have some age-appropriate activities planned as well. Keeping them entertained is the key.
Set the Mood with Music and Lighting
Thanksgiving is all about creating a warm and inviting atmosphere. You can do this by setting the mood with music and lighting. Soft, festive music in the background will create a cozy vibe, while candles or string lights will add a touch of romance.
Serve Up Some Delicious Treats and Recipes
No party is complete without food and drinks! When it comes to Thanksgiving, there are so many delicious recipes to choose from. Serve up traditional favorites like pumpkin pie, pecan pie, roasted turkey, mashed potatoes, green beans, cranberry sauce, and stuffing or get creative with unique dishes like cranberry salsa or sweet potato casserole. And don’t forget the cocktails! A festive fall punch or a signature Thanksgiving cocktail will definitely get your guests in the holiday spirit.
Set Up a Self-Serve Drink Station
Save yourself some time and energy by setting up a self-serve drink station. This way, your guests can help themselves whenever they want without having to wait for you. All you need is a few bottles of wine, some beer, and some non-alcoholic options like juice and soda, or if the weather is cold, hot chocolate will do the trick. Don’t forget the cups!
Get Everyone Involved in the festivities
Thanksgiving is all about spending time with loved ones and creating cherished memories. So why not involve everyone in the festivities? Ask your guests to bring their favorite Thanksgiving dish to share, or have them help you decorate for the party.
With these tips, your Thanksgiving party is sure to be a hit! Your guests will love the self-serve drink station and the fun activities you have planned. And they’ll definitely enjoy all of the delicious food. So what are you waiting for? Start planning your perfect Thanksgiving party today!