How To Make Your Thanksgiving Party Planning a Little Bit Easier
Thanksgiving day is only a few weeks away, and it’s time for you to start getting ready.
It’s one of the most chaotic holidays and the preparation needed to make it a seamless event can be too great for some.
Here are some ideas to help you host your Thanksgiving party with ease.
1. Do the prep work
Do as much of the prep work as possible ahead of time. You’ll be so chill on the big day if you know you only have to wrestle with your turkey.
The biggest prep work would be for the food that would be served for Thanksgiving dinner. Plan your menu well. If there are holiday favorites your family eats every year or you want to try new dishes, begin brainstorming for food ideas early. Decide on the final menu two weeks before Thanksgiving.
2. Make it a potluck party
One of the ways you can lessen your worries is by asking your guests or family members to bring a dish to serve for the party. It also helps if you assign them certain dishes or make them choose what to bring. Doing so will make sure that no one brings the same food.
3. Turkey roasting test run
If it’s your first time to cook a turkey, consider trying to roast a small one days or weeks before the Thanksgiving party itself. This will be your “test run.” While not necessary, doing a test run could help in stopping you from panicking when cooking it on the actual party day itself. The goal is to make a “proper” turkey in less time than what you’ve allotted for the dish on Thanksgiving day.
4. Make lists
To avoid any hiccup to an already hectic event, have a plan laid out. First, make a list of all the dishes you want to serve. Next, list down all the ingredients needed to cook all those dishes. Double-check, triple-check if you’ve included everything. Lastly, make sure you bring said list when you go out to get the groceries.
5. Clean out your refrigerator
One of the things people keep forgetting (and underestimating) is how much storage they’ll need for all the Thanksgiving dishes. You can use stackable containers to maximize the space. This will also let you label them properly, so you know which to let your guests take home, as well as to help you determine which should be consumed first so they won’t go bad.
These are just some of the ways to make your Thanksgiving party a little bit easier to plan. As long as you plan ahead and keep your head in the game, your party will be a blast. Happy Thanksgiving!
If you have a large extended family, chances are you always have a large Thanksgiving party. If you need any help with party rentals like tables and chairs, don’t hesitate to call Signature Event Rentals.