How to Make the Most Out of Your Thanksgiving Party

 

How to Make the Most

Are you hosting a Thanksgiving party this year? If so, have you thought about making sure that you enjoy yourself? Unfortunately, when it comes to hosting a party, such as a Thanksgiving party, there are many party hosts who tend to worry more about their guests than themselves. While it is always important to make sure that your guests are having fun and enjoying themselves, what good is a party if you can’t enjoy it yourself?

When it comes to making the most out of your Thanksgiving party, there are a number of steps that you can take to make sure that you, as well as your guests, enjoy the party. Perhaps, the easiest way to do this is to start planning and preparing for your party early. Early preparation has been known to help make sure that everything is in order before your party gets underway; thus likely greatly reducing or eliminating the stress associated with planning a party. By examining all of your supplies ahead of time, you should be able to notice, ahead of time, whether or not something is missing. This means that you will not have to be worried about running out for extra supplies just as your party is starting to get underway.

If you are planning on incorporating a Thanksgiving dinner into your Thanksgiving party, it may be a good idea to start your cooking the day before. Of course, there will likely be some items on your menu, such as the Turkey, that you will want to cook the day of your party, but there are other items that you could easily prepare and store in your refrigerator. Limiting the number of tasks that you have to do, during your party or the day of it, will likely make it easier for you to enjoy yourself.

In addition to starting your cooking early, it may also be a good idea to ask your guests to help you. While many party hosts do not like to do this, many feel that they are intruding, it is quite normal. Each year, a large number of party hosts, in fact many, ask for assistance from their guests. You will also find that many of your family members or close friends would be more than willing to help you with your Thanksgiving party. Whether they come to your home and help you cook and hang party decorations or just bring a side dish that they prepared at home, you will likely benefit from the help. The more help that you receive, the less stressed you are likely to be and the less stress you have, the more you should be able to enjoy your party.

When you invite guests to you Thanksgiving party, it may be a good idea to ask them to either confirm or deny their invite. This will, without a doubt, make it easier for you to plan and enjoy your Thanksgiving party. By knowing how many guests should attend, you should be able to get everything prepared early and on time. Of course, you will always want to prepare for a few extra guests, but by asking your guests to confirm their presence, your Thanksgiving party should be a lot easier to plan and enjoy.

As you can see, there are a number of different steps that you can take to make planning and hosting a Thanksgiving party easy and stress free. As previously mentioned, the less stress you have, the more likely you are to enjoy yourself. Whether you ask for assistance from friends or start your preparations early, you should be able to enjoy yourself at your own Thanksgiving party.

 

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19 comments

  1. Robin (Masshole Mommy)

    Those are all great tips. I like to socialize and eat, so I am usually happy πŸ™‚

  2. I love Thanksgiving! We typically are more low key and only have my cousin’s family over. This year promises to be a bit crazier since baby is due the day after Thanksgiving, so these tips are sure to come in handy!

  3. I love it when guests offer to help…it really does lighten the load & makes the gathering so much more fun!

  4. I have not had to host Thanksgiving…thankfully. If I ever do I will remember your tips, especially letting other help so you don’t do it all by yourself.

  5. Great tips!! We’ve already celebrated here in Canada, but Happy Thanksgiving to you!

  6. These are all great tips! We actually don’t have a party for the holidays, just a family dinner.

  7. I totally agree about preparing as much as possible the day before. The less I have to do on party days, the better!

  8. Those are some great tips. I just started asking guest to bring dishes so it helps me a lot.

  9. I always try to plan my events so that when the apps are out I can socialize with my guests. After a bit of time, I put on the last minute touches, then we start our meal. If anyone asks if they can help, I always say YES!

  10. I’ll be hosting thanksgiving this year, and I’m excited about it! Thanks for these tips.

  11. Excellent tips although we also just do a family dinner – then we generally leave town for a long holiday weekend.

  12. I can’t wait for Thanksgiving! But I do wish that when I asked them to confirm or deny their invite that they actually would!

  13. Those are great tips. I like cooking earlier and getting the prep before guest come

  14. I have never had a Thanksgiving party before, but we do gather at my parent’s house and wind up playing games, drinking, and having lots of conversation. Maybe I will try to make it more special this year.

  15. This year we can’t afford to host, so it will just be the hubby and I, but I hope to next year.

  16. I won’t be hosting a dinner, but I LOVE your tips, especially the ones about asking for help and for consideration with regard to the invite.

  17. I have never hosted a Thanksgiving party I always just head over to my parents house. My dad enjoys doing all of it and I am totally grateful for that.

  18. My favorite option is to ask my guests to help. Doing the Thanksgiving feast party together brings lots of fun memory-making moments.
    Thanks πŸ™‚
    Martine

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