If you’ve been tasked with hosting Thanksgiving this year and you’re expecting a lot of family, don’t freak out. Hosting a large Thanksgiving IS possible and with a few tips and tricks, you can manage it all.
Thanksgiving is one of the biggest – and yummiest – family holidays of the year. There’s nothing like bringing all your friends and family members together for night of great conversation and a mouthwatering feast. Hosting this momentous meal is no simple feat but there’s no need to worry! We’ve put together the ultimate guide to hosting this year’s Thanksgiving dinner.
It’s the best food holiday of the season! We are only a few weeks out from Thanksgiving and it’s time to start planning the menu if you have not already. When it comes to food, we turn to one of our favorite Iowa food bloggers: Kristin of Iowa Girl Eats. Many of her recipes are gluten-free and all are super yummy and so easy to make. The best part? Many of these dishes are easy to make ahead so you can save time on Thanksgiving Day for important activities (like eating).
So, you’re thinking about hosting your first friendsgiving this year. Well, buckle up because this isn’t your granny’s Thanksgiving. This is friendsgiving! It’s a time to kick back and spend quality time with your honorary “family” in a fun, laid back environment.
To properly show how to host a friendsgiving, we teamed up with one of our visual designers, Brandon Roush. Below, he shares décor advice, nametag ideas and tips on preparing for your first friendsgiving.
Create a glowing focal point in your home with this colorful, DIY Thanksgiving craft. It works perfectly as a fireplace mantel accent, porch décor or a Thanksgiving table decoration. Plus, you can fill these Mason jars with tea lights, fairy lights or even use them as silverware holders when guests come over for the holiday feast.