Preparing for the Holidays



With the holiday’s right around the corner, it is truly time to start preparing. Can you believe that in a couple more days it will be November? I will not be hosting Thanksgiving dinner at our home this year. However, I still wanted to share a couple of tips for anyone who may be hosting dinner at their home or bringing. Let’s start this discussion with figuring out if you are going to have dinner at your home or if you have been invited to multiple homes this Thanksgiving.

Budget:

Try to set a budget (i.e. food, decorations, and games), even if you are invited to someones home. Figure out if you are required to bring a dish. Most hosts greatly appreciate the offer for a guest to bring something. (Don’t forget to ask how many guests are expected to attend.)

Time to clean:

Now that you know that you will be having guest over, it’s time to clean the house NOW! Yes nowJ, get all of that dirty work out of the way before the second week of November, and right a list of areas of your home that could be touched up a day or two before Thanksgiving.

What Do I Have Already?

Check your stockpile and cabinets to see what you already have that you could incorporated into your menu instead of going out and purchasing new or different items.

Menu:
Now that you know what you already have. Right now is the perfect opportunity to start planning your menu. I would strongly suggest creating a shopping list, and purchasing the items on your list as well in advance. Trust me, going to the grocery store the two days or one day before Thanksgiving, could leave you with disappointment or stress from having to go to multiple stores.
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5 comments:

  1. Good and helpful tips. Thanks.

    Cynthia

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  2. Really great tips! I can't believe it's almost November. Crazy. Good luck with hosing Thanksgiving this year!

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  3. I keep a copy of my menu in my cookbook, so I can start with the same good foundation/traditions each year. Thanks for the reminder to get on top of all that now!

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  4. Awesome tips! I'm not hosting dinner this year either (thank goodness, lol) but I know it will be my turn again soon!

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  5. I'm going to think about hosting...we don't want to drag my little man around all over the place!

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