Thanksgiving is one of those celebrations that every family looks forward to. It is a time to reunite with loved ones coming from different parts of the globe to your Westchester home. It’s a time to catch up with relatives and celebrate, love, hope, and life.
Hosting a Thanksgiving is indeed exciting, but it could be a bit overwhelming. There are many things to prepare and to purchase. Plus, the pressure of impressing your guests and offering them a good time can be taxing.
To help keep you organized and worry-free during the preparation, here are some of the things you may consider doing:
Always Start With Good Food
Plan out your menu for the night
Thanksgiving is never complete without all the good food on the table. If you want this occasion to be a memorable one, plan the menu first.
Ask people about their allergies
Ask about your guest’s food allergies. It can help you to decide further what food to serve that is deemed safe and appropriate for everyone to consume. Doing so can also prevent emergency scenarios during the occasion.
Time is Precious
Do not try to do it alone
Thanksgiving is a special occasion and what can make it more special is if you can do it with others. Ask help from your family members and give them a task to do so that you can finish everything on time. The more members are involved, the more they get to enjoy the occasion.
A schedule is essential when it comes to preparations. Anticipate how many hours you will spend preparing each menu or dish, then classify task as urgent, not urgent, and so on. This way, you can still have ample time to decorate your home.
Stick to the plan
In preparing everything for Thanksgiving, time is a crucial enemy. Ensure that everything you have planned for is final, as you cannot afford to start all over again and spend more effort on it, especially when your guests are already arriving one by one.
Relax and Communicate with Everyone
Assigns seats beforehand
To avoid jam-packing the dining area with people and assisting everyone to their seats, assign designated seats prior to the event. So, they would know the arrangement, and they could take care of themselves while you are busy doing last minute preparations and serving the food.
Spend time with your visitors
Communicate and ask your visitors about their travel all the way to Westchester. If they want to explore the county better, you can suggest going to Long Island Sound, Croton-on-Hudson, or Bear Mountain, and get the feel of nature.
Ask them how they feel about your home, the food, and how they are doing at their work and the like. Your visitors would feel more valued, and it would them the impression that you are indeed glad to see them.
Thanksgiving is about family, delicious food, and precious time spent on catching up.