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5 Fruitful Ways On How To Host A Thanksgiving Dinner Party

There are many things you need to consider when thinking of how to host a Thanksgiving party. When planning for an event, you have to consider the major and most obvious details and try not to forget the smallest details.

You need to be mentally and physically prepared so that everyone will have a great time.

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Things You Need To Consider When Hosting A Thanksgiving Dinner

1. Plan Ahead

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Thanksgiving is a busy season. While most families plan to spend it at their own homes preparing their meals, some people would rather dine out or hire caterers and party planners to throw a big party.

As a restaurant owner or event planner, create a thanksgiving hosting checklist to anticipate the high volume of people inquiring about your services or booking a reservation at your place.

Set up an extra table to accommodate more guests and make sure all the facilities in your place are functioning well.

For people inviting family members to their house, ask about dietary restrictions, be prepared for guest who arrive early with drinks and light snacks to keep them preoccupied while waiting for the main meal.

A fun and great Thanksgiving party is something well-prepared that will leave guests feeling fulfilled.

2. Create a Fruitful Menu

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A big part of hosting Thanksgiving dinner is preparing the food that everyone will enjoy. Make sure that the menu is finalized  at least three weeks before T-day and have all the ingredients for the food being prepared.

If you can, stock up on extras so you’ll have no worries. You’ll never know how big of an appetite your guests will have during that day. Of course, don’t forget about the signature turkey and cranberry sauce combination everyone looks forward to at this time of year. As well as everyone's favorite Thanksgiving side dishes that go with the main course such as mashed potatoes, green beans, and more.

When serving a smaller crowd, you might want to consider easy DIY Thanksgiving recipes like Parmesan Rosemary Potato Stacks, a holiday mocktail, or a pumpkin spice White Russian.

3. Decorate

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This 400-year-old tradition is something most Americans look forward to every year next to Christmas. This holiday season is not just about the meals and getting together but is also about feeling and experiencing it.

You can accomplish this by setting up an astounding table with all the decor and even looking at the small details in the table setting, picking the best centerpiece, and even finding the perfect napkin your guests will use for dinner. When decorating, it's helpful to make a shopping list of the best products to use.

Planning for the smallest details like picking the color of your tablecloth or decorating your Thanksgiving table with a gold candelabra can make a big difference. When planning the table seating arrangements for large guest counts, you can use round tables that can accommodate 10-12 people at each table or rectangular ones that can accommodate eight or more people.

Traditional thanksgiving decorations include brown, gold, tan, and orange color tones. You can use gold chair sashes as you look for ways to make the night grander. Partnering them with gold table runners to complete a sophisticated look.

4. Consider Buying Decors

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Preparation is one of the most difficult tasks when hosting a party. Thinking from the most known for food but even the smallest details such as home decor and accents need to be considered.

That is why it is best to consider buying everything from a trusted source who has everything you’ll need like CV Linens.

From a crystal candle holder down to a napkin ring, we have them in store. The best thing about getting them is that you can easily incorporate them for any theme and all the items you bought can be reused for another party.

All you have to do is think about the menu and let us worry about all your party decor needs.

5. Think Of Ways To Entertain Guests

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Thanksgiving is a time of family and being together around the dinner table. Always remember that keeping the guests happy and entertained should also be a top priority in addition to having an awesome dinner.

Serve love with Thanksgiving-inspired games such as Thanksgiving Bingo, which is perfect for large gatherings. You can also provide board games such as Pie Face to keep it in theme by using pumpkin pies in the game.

Another way to entertain guests is by letting them help with the meal preparation such as baking the pies or letting them help set the table.

Preparation is very important if you want to know how to host a memorable Thanksgiving dinner. Make sure that your guests enjoy the meal, have wonderful decorations, and have fun. That’s what’s important. And don’t forget to be thankful for all the things that happened to you this year.

Visit our Pinterest and Instagram pages for more Thanksgiving hosting ideas and inspiration you can add to your next event.

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