Thanksgiving is one of the biggest holidays of the year, both regarding the number of guests and the amount of prep work needed. Getting your home ready to host Thanksgiving dinner requires more than tidying up, dusting, vacuuming, and cleaning the bathrooms.
You’ll need to consider what Thanksgiving recipes you need to prepare, make time to shop for ingredients, plan to thaw and roast your turkey, and coordinate who’s bringing what side dishes and fixings. You’ll probably have far more dinner guests than you would for your average dinner party, so you’ll need to plan space for everyone to eat. And, if friends or family members are coming in from out of town, you may need to get the spare bedroom and other areas ready for overnight guests.
What’s On The Menu
You’ll most likely be serving many of the same holiday staples that everyone enjoys on Thanksgiving. Dishes like turkey, cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes, stuffing, and green bean casserole. Many families like to mix dishes from their specific cultural backgrounds, vegetarian dishes, food sensitivities, trendy recipes, and so on. Plan your Thanksgiving dinner menu several weeks in advance so you have an idea of what you’ll be preparing well before the holiday arrives.
Create A Guest List
You may be hosting the usual suspects, just like every year. Or you may even decide to extend an invitation to friends, neighbors, or anyone else. Knowing in advance who will be present can help you plan the menu and seating arrangements.
The day before Thanksgiving, take the time to give your home the last cleaning before everyone gets there. Dust, sweep or vacuum common areas, tidy up, prepare your kitchen and clean the bathrooms.
Getting your Foothill Place Apartment ready for Thanksgiving is no small chore. But if you follow this step-by-step list, you’ll host a Thanksgiving to remember.