Hosting your very first Thanksgiving dinner? While this can be very exciting, we also know it can be stressful. You want it to be a great experience for all your guests and for everyone to feel happy. Lucky for you, this week’s blog post is here to provide you with some helpful tips!
Hosting a Thanksgiving dinner doesn’t mean you have to break the bank. While it is important to make sure there’s enough for everyone, you also don’t want to go overboard on your shopping. Therefore,
Tip #1 – Have people RSVP before the day comes. It’s easy to create an RSVP list online and to send it out through a mass email. Our favorite website to use is https://rsvpify.com/. You can customize your list any way you want!
Once you know how many people to expect, it’ll be easy to figure out how much you’ll be spending.
Tip #2 – Think like a chef and make a plan for how much food you’ll be making and purchasing. For example, you’re having 10 people over for dinner. A 10-12 pound turkey should give everyone a good enough meat portion. But if you happen to have some leftover turkey, it won’t be the end of the world.
Tip #3 – You don’t have to supply every single dish. You can always ask guests to bring something if they’d like and most of the time people are happy to do it. Thanksgiving is tricky because there is a LOT to choose from when it comes to side dishes and dessert. So guests will most likely offer to bring something along.
If you’re just dining with close family members, make side dishes you know they like. If there is extended family included, a potluck would be a great idea. Don’t bite off more than you can chew.
Tip #4 – Buy ingredients and necessary things online before prices go up. Walmart and Amazon offer reasonable prices for items that can be stored for a long time. If you prefer shopping in-store, buy items that stretch out your dollars. Potatoes, green beans, salad, and more are inexpensive items that can go a long way.
Get ready to be the best host ever with these awesome tips! Have any other tips you’d like to add? Comment below.