Hosting a Thanksgiving party can be daunting, but with a little planning and forethought, it can be a breeze! Here are a few tips to help you plan the perfect Thanksgiving party.
1. Make a guest list.
The first step in planning a Thanksgiving party is creating a guest list. Who do you want to invite? Will it be just family, or will you also invite friends? Having an idea of how many people you will be inviting will help you prepare food and drinks in advance!
2. Plan your Thanksgiving dinner menu.
No party is complete without delicious food and drinks! Be sure to plan your Thanksgiving dinner menu early so you have enough time to shop and prepare everything ahead of time. If you're not sure what to make, there are plenty of resources available online or in cookbooks specifically for Thanksgiving parties.
3. Plan activities for your guests.
Watching the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade and football are always popular choices, but if you have young children attending your party, you may want to plan some kid-friendly activities as well. Coloring sheets and simple crafts are always hitting with the little ones!
4. Send out party invitations.
It's time to invite your guests! Make sure to include all the important details like date, time, location, and RSVP information. Also, make sure to send out your Thanksgiving party invitation in plenty of time so your guests can plan accordingly.
5. Decorate your home.
A fun way to get your guests into the holiday spirit is to choose a festive theme for your party. You can go traditional with an Autumn-themed decoration or get creative. Pumpkins, gourds, cornucopias, and fall leaves are all great choices. String some lights around your door or porch to give your home a warm and welcoming glow.
Planning a Thanksgiving party doesn't have to be stressful. By following these simple tips and you'll be well on your way to hosting the perfect Thanksgiving party. Happy Thanksgiving!