πŸ¦ƒ Hosting Thanksgiving
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πŸ¦ƒ Hosting Thanksgiving

Everything you need to remember to host a memorable and stress-free Thanksgiving dinner.

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  • πŸ¦ƒ Make your invite list

    Whether it's Friendsgiving, the whole family, or something in between, take a minute to think about who you'd like to invite.

    • 30m
    • 4 weeks before
  • πŸ¦ƒ Design & send an invitation

    Paperless Post Flyer makes it easy to share a great looking invitation via text: https://link.joinarrange.com/hostingthanksgiving_paperlesspost

    • 30m
    • 4 weeks before
  • πŸ¦ƒ Take inventory & order seasonal decor

    Could include tabletop, linens, serving ware or candles. Make sure everything you want to use is clean and ready to use. Or, rent an entire tablescape from Social Studies: https://link.joinarrange.com/hostingthanksgiving_tablescape

    • 60m
    • 3 weeks before
  • πŸ¦ƒ Assign guests dishes to bring

    Side dishes, desserts, and ice are great items to outsource to guests

    • 30m
    • 3 weeks before
  • πŸ¦ƒ Plan your menu

    Select a main course, 1-2 appetizers, and 1-2 drinks - and divvy up the rest. Side dishes, desserts, and ice are great items to outsource to guests. Smitten Kitchen has a great collection of recipes: https://link.joinarrange.com/hostingthanksgiving_recipes

    • 30m
    • 3 weeks before
  • πŸ¦ƒ Order your turkey or protein

    Call your local butcher or grocery store before they sell out. Not sure what size you need? Check out this guide: https://link.joinarrange.com/hostingthanksgiving_turkeyguide

    • 30m
    • 2 weeks before
  • πŸ¦ƒ Decide what you're wearing

    Double check that your favorite dress doesn't need to go to the dry cleaners. Or if you have nothing in your closet, think about renting from Rent the runway: https://link.joinarrange.com/hostingthanksgiving_renttherunway

    • 30m
    • 2 weeks before
  • πŸ¦ƒ Invest in turkey carving gear

    If you don't already own them, order a large cutting board, a carving knife, and a nice platter. Food52 has a great overview of all the tools you might need: https://link.joinarrange.com/hostingthanksgiving_turkeycarving

    • 30m
    • 2 weeks before
  • πŸ¦ƒ Choose drinks menu

    Impress your guests with a fun fall cocktail or pair the turkey with a great rose wine. Here are a few ideas: https://link.joinarrange.com/hostingthanksgiving_drinkmenu

    • 30m
    • 1 week before
  • πŸ¦ƒ Take linens & clothes to dry cleaner

    Check your linens ahead of time. If anything needs to go to the dry cleaner, make sure to give them a least a week!

    • 15m
    • 1 week before
  • πŸ¦ƒ Make your shopping list

    In addition to what you'll need to cook, don't forget day-of essentials like cocktail napkins and paper guest hand towels.

    • 15m
    • 1 week before
  • πŸ¦ƒ Pick up bar items

    You can pick up bar items a few days ahead of time. In case you live in a state with separate wine & spirits stores, make sure to pick up your boozy items.

    • 30m
    • 1 week before
  • πŸ¦ƒ Pick up groceries & flowers

    Shop in person if you have time, or order everything online if you don't. Instacart delivers most major grocery retailers: https://link.joinarrange.com/hostingthanksgiving_instacart

    • 60m
    • 0 weeks before
  • πŸ¦ƒ Pick up specialty items

    Pick up any specialty items you ordered from the bakery, butcher, or kitchen supply store.

    • 30m
    • 0 weeks before
  • πŸ¦ƒ Pick up dry cleaning

    Make sure you pick up anything you dropped off at the dry cleaners

    • 15m
    • 0 weeks before
  • πŸ¦ƒ Make a playlist

    So that you don't have to worry about playing DJ while you're hosting. Spotify has some ready to go: https://link.joinarrange.com/hostingthanksgiving_playlist

    • 30m
    • 0 weeks before
  • πŸ¦ƒ Set the table & put wine in fridge

    Double check that napkins don't need ironing and that wine is chilling.

    • 30m
    • 0 weeks before
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