Selling your home for the first time?
Avoid these mistakes
Do you want content like this delivered to your inbox?

Hosting Thanksgiving 2023 at Home: 9 Tips to Make It Memorable

ERA Evergreen



Nov 20 3 minutes read

Hosting Thanksgiving at home can be a rewarding experience, bringing friends and family together for a delicious meal and warm camaraderie. By planning and staying organized, you can host a memorable Thanksgiving celebration that everyone will enjoy. Remember, the most important thing is to enjoy the time spent with family and friends. Here are nine tips to help you host a successful Thanksgiving in 2023. Happy Thanksgiving!

Plan the Menu in Advance   

Decide on the dishes you want to serve, considering your guests' preferences and any dietary restrictions. Plan a balanced menu with a mix of appetizers, main courses, side dishes, and desserts.


Create a Timeline   

Create a timeline for the cooking and preparation duties leading up to Thanksgiving. This will assist you in remaining organized and reducing stress. To avoid a last-minute rush, start planning ahead of time.


Delegate Tasks 

Don't hesitate to ask for help. Assign specific tasks to family members or friends attending the dinner. This could include bringing side dishes, and desserts, or helping with setup and cleanup.


Prepare for Dietary Restrictions   

Check with your guests ahead of time to see if they have any dietary restrictions or allergies. Make alternate dishes or changes to accommodate everyone. This guarantees that everyone has a good time at the meal.


Set the Table in Advance   

Set the table the night before or earlier in the day. This helps create a welcoming atmosphere and allows you to focus on cooking and spending time with guests on Thanksgiving day.


Create a Cozy Atmosphere 

Decorate your home with autumn-themed decorations to enhance the festive mood. Consider adding candles, warm lighting, and seasonal flowers to create a cozy ambiance.


Prepare for Leftovers  

Have containers ready for leftovers, and encourage guests to take some home. This reduces food waste and provides guests with a tasty reminder of the Thanksgiving feast.


Entertain Guests   

Plan some activities or games to keep guests entertained before or after the meal. This can be especially helpful if there's a lull in conversation or if guests arrive early. 


Relax and Enjoy 

Remember to take a moment to enjoy the holiday yourself. Don't stress about perfection; Thanksgiving is about spending time with loved ones. Accept help when offered, and focus on creating happy memories.


Ready to fall in love with the Lowcountry?

Let us show you around!

Savannah Weekend guide

Check out what's happening this weekend in and around Savannah.

Read More

We use cookies to enhance your browsing experience and deliver our services. By continuing to visit this site, you agree to our use of cookies. More info