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3 Tips to Host Thanksgiving in Your New Home

Wondering how your new home will hold up to hosting a celebration for a holiday like Thanksgiving? Even though Thanksgiving is just around the corner, it’s a fantastic opportunity to get your friends and family together for a party in your new place!


It’s easy to get overwhelmed with hosting, especially if you’re doing it for the first time in a new space, but these three tips will help you have a stress-free Thanksgiving with your loved ones in your new home. Let’s go through the tips!


1. Combine your housewarming party with a Thanksgiving feast: If you haven’t had the chance to throw a housewarming party, then Thanksgiving is the perfect holiday to host! You’ll be able to get all of your loved ones in one place, eat great food, and enjoy your new space together. Because this idea combines 2 separate parties into 1 event, you won’t have to worry about hosting a separate housewarming party.


2. Make it a potluck: Chances are that your holiday kitchen items are still in boxes. But if you host Thanksgiving as a potluck, you can focus on making the big ticket items like the turkey and mashed potatoes and gravy and have your guests cover the sides and the desserts. Not only will everyone get to bring something they love, but you won’t have to stress about unboxing everything right before the big holiday.


3. Serve food you can eat on the go! Everyone is going to want a tour of your new house. Instead of focusing on a traditional, sit-down dinner, you can change it up this year by focusing on tapas (small plates), appetizers, and finger-friendly food. Who knows–it might just become your family’s new tradition!


The secret to hosting a stress-free Thanksgiving in your new home is to find ways to eliminate the extra work or redundancies in hosting. Having a potluck or focusing on smaller on-the-go dishes makes it easier to feed a bunch of people all while enjoying your new home. Plus, if you combine your housewarming party with your Thanksgiving celebration, you’re throwing two parties at once! It doesn’t get much more efficient than that.


No matter how you choose to host Thanksgiving this year, we’re sending you the best holiday wishes–from our family to yours!

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