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How to host Thanksgiving Dinner in 4 easy steps!

Hosting Thanksgiving dinner can be stressful whether you are hosting for a whole crowd or just a few friends.
But, it doesn’t have to be. All you need to keep in mind is these 4 simple steps.
Hosting Thanksgiving dinner this year? Find out how to host stress-free with these 4 easy steps. Plus some great must have items for Thanksgiving!
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How to host Thanksgiving dinner

in 4 easy steps!!


Here are some super simple tips to keep it going smoothly and not so stressful.

Plan ahead.

If you can prepare certain dishes ahead of time, do it.

Prep the night before so all you really have to do is pop it in the oven.

There are also some dishes like desserts that can be cooked even a day early and still be a-ok for the next day.

Don’t try to please everybody.

You are hosting Thanksgiving so make your menu, don’t take dinner orders.

If others want a specific dish made, have them bring it. It is ok to enlist help.

We have always done a potluck sort of Thanksgiving where everyone pitched in a recipe or two.

Keep the kiddos occupied.

Give the kids small jobs to do like folding napkins or setting the table. Yes, they like to help too.

It’s also a good idea to have something fun planned, like games or a craft project for after dinner.

If not they may make up their own fun thing to do, usually running around screaming.


You are with family, it’s ok if something is running late and dinner doesn’t happen right at the time you told everyone.

Don’t feel like you have to entertain everyone either. People know how to chat amongst themselves.

Just smile and wave… and Enjoy!!


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Jayme and Mendi

Wednesday 21st of November 2012

Great tips as always! This year I'm helping my mom cook everything. Normally I'm at my in-laws but this year I wanted to be with my mom all day. I need to learn all of her secrets!Happy Thanksgiving!

Jayme @ Her Late Night Cravings