Hosting Your Thanksgiving for the First Time? Try These Tips!

Moving into a new apartment is an exciting adventure. In addition to being able to enjoy your own space, you’ll also be able to host parties and gatherings, including holiday meals! If you’ll be hosting Thanksgiving—or even Friendsgiving—for the first time this year, check out the following tips to ensure you have a great holiday meal.

Get an Accurate Guest Count

If you’ll be cooking a traditional Thanksgiving turkey, it’s essential to know how many guests you should expect. That way, you can order the perfect size for your holiday meal. After all, if you order a turkey that’s too small, your guests may not get as much as they’d like, and you’ll have no leftovers to enjoy the next day. If your turkey is too large, you’ll end up paying for meat that may not be eaten. Plan to get around eight ounces of meat per person—that will give you plenty for the meal, plus some leftovers.

Make Ahead Whenever Possible

Are there any dishes that you can prepare before Thanksgiving Day? Then you should definitely do so! Pies, casseroles, and cranberry sauce can all be made one to two days in advance. Keep in mind that the less you have to do on Thanksgiving Day, the more relaxed you’ll be.

Ask Others to Bring Side Dishes

When you’re hosting Thanksgiving dinner at your apartment, there’s no need to prepare every single dish yourself. Instead, ask your guests to each bring a side dish, such as green beans, mashed potatoes, or freshly baked rolls. Guests that are not skilled in the kitchen can bring wine or other beverages instead.

Finish Household Prep in Advance

The last thing you want to be doing while the turkey is roasting is mopping your floors, scrubbing your windows, or setting the table. These tasks can all be completed in the day or two leading up to Thanksgiving, allowing you to enjoy the holiday gathering with your friends and family.

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