Thanksgiving is only a week away and I am sure that many of you are hosting Thanksgiving for your family or friends (friendsgiving?)
Here are a few ingenious ideas to help you stay sane while giving you an opportunity to truly reflect on the purpose of the holiday: giving thanks for family, friends, and the little things in life that make it so great!
If you are
fortunate brave enough to have little ones coming to your dinner, this might help keep them from running around the house and knocking over fine china.
A sheet of butcher paper, some crayons, and a little guidance (tic-tac-toe board, crossword, etc.) can keep little bodies busy.
A unique dessert
Most people think of pumpkin and sweet potato pies on thanksgiving, but why not make another option that no one has tried yet? Something safe like this ooey-gooey brownie pie served over vanilla bean ice cream is guaranteed to be a big hit!
Pre-carving the Turkey
There is something undeniably beautiful about a whole roast turkey at the dinner table, but pre-cutting a slow-roasted bird makes the dinner line or passing around the table go much quicker.
Understated Autumn Decorations
DIY some decorations that will work for the whole fall season. Put these up at the beginning of October next year and revel in the fact that you won’t have much to do to get your home in the Turkey-Day spirit next year! Even if you haven’t set up your decorations yet, do it this weekend to save time on the day of dinner!
Have any other good ideas of how to make your Thanksgiving focused on Giving Thanks and not controlling chaos? Leave a comment and I will add it to this post!