I’ve been busy decorating and prepping for the big day ever since volunteering to host the first-ever, joint family Thanksgiving Day feast. I’m so excited to bring our families together to celebrate this year!
Whether you’re hosting your first family-style holiday dinner (like me) or are a seasoned pro, here are a few tips that will hopefully help make your feast fabulous…even with only a few days left to go.
Be A Meal Prep Believer
It’s no secret that I’m a meal prep believer. But even if you don’t like to use this tip year-round, take my advice and put it in your holiday playbook.
At the very least, you’ll be conserving energy for the Tanger Moonlight Madness sales on Friday (or Thursday evening). Just saying!
I’ll be baking pies for the next three days with my new KitchenAid mixer (no pumpkin pie is complete without one) and cooking all the sides ahead of time with my new set of pans.
I’m so excited to break out these beauties!
A good Thanksgiving tablescape sets the tone for the occasion and the meal. The decorations should be simple but inviting, and remind people how special the day is.
I put mine together using linens, serving ware and dishes that I already had, then pulled it all together with seasonal gourds and a silk floral centerpiece from Kirkland’s.
Games for the Littles
My littles ALWAYS find untapped energy reserves during family events because it’s so rare to have all their cousins in one place and non-stop attention from every aunt, uncle, grandparent and family pet.
While the adults socialize, plan some fun activities for the kids. Here are a few ideas to get you started.
Pause for Photos
You knew this one was coming, Mommas! Never one to pass up a good photo opp, take advantage of having all of your family in one place and break out the camera.
I’ll be sporting these new boots and this cozy scarf for our Thanksgiving Day family pics this year!