Moving & Thanksgiving - Part 2: 4 Fantastic Tips for Hosting a Happy Thanksgiving Even Though You Just Moved to Wichita Falls

Hosting Thanksgiving after movingBy Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

Moving ahead of the holidays creates various pressures and difficulties which are disturbing for several various reasons. The concept of hosting Thanksgiving just after the professional movers have left may sound absurd, yet it is simple to pull off by using a few modifications. In part one of this two-part blog series, we outlined "why" you should host Thanksgiving soon after the moving company in Wichita Falls has delivered your belongings. In this blog, we focus on "how" you could best host the holiday. Thus, in this light, below are 4 terrific tips and tricks for hosting a successful Thanksgiving celebration even though you have just moved.

1. Turkey in a Box?

The saying "turkey in a box" is one I first heard my Mother say following her recent retirement. My Mother is (and always has been) the "hostess with the most-ess," but as she proceeds to age, putting together a full-blown Thanksgiving banquet isn't really in her wheelhouse nowadays. Still wanting to hold the ultimate holiday dining event hosted at her residence, she has resorted to the boxed alternatives available at numerous retail grocery places. You will find reasons why these pre-packaged dishes are expanding in popularity which includes:

· A lot of these traditional turkey dinners include all the fixings including stuffing, gravy and also pecan pie for dessert

· Other choices frequently consist of beef, ham or vegetarian possibilities for the main course as well as applicable trimmings

· The food is almost always pre-cooked as well as prepared so this means they only call for a bit of heating or chilling in advance of serving

· Ingredients frequently are offered in microwave-safe dishes making heating them a breeze

· The potential to purchase them ahead of time and in some cases, you could have these boxed foods delivered to your door

For those who have just moved to Wichita Falls in the recent past, you don't need to track down all the necessary cooking utensils, roasting dishes, pots and pans in order to prepare everything that's commonly anticipated in a Thanksgiving dinner given this option.

2. Potluck Possibilities

This option is one that's relished and incorporated by a lot of households throughout the holidays and this can be an ideal possibility to start a potluck platform for Thanksgiving. This concept is well-liked because it brings dishes to the table which are unique favorites by those that prepare them such as "Grandmother's Amazing Apple Pie" or perhaps "Auntie Edna's Fabulous Stuffing" also keep in mind "Uncle Ernie's Excellent Deviled Egg Hors d'oeuvers."

When you have recently moved to Wichita Falls and may not have an array of dishes or flatware accessible, requests for these items could be incorporated as part of a potluck request. As an example, if Granny is bringing her amazing apple pie, request that she also bring dessert plates and forks along with her dessert. There is also paper or plastic plates and flatware that can be used since family and friends know the fact you and your family has recently relocated.

3. Renting or Borrowing

When Thanksgiving arrives right after you have just moved and some of your heavy things like pieces of furniture remain in storage, don't worry because you can invariably rent or borrow items like tables and chairs. Think about your friends or family members such as your older brother who has a big pickup truck and a dining room table that is readily transportable. What about your neighbor who is going out of town over the holiday and could have these items around for you to use?

In the event that you are going down the rental path, make sure you contact these places ASAP as holidays and special events are always a hectic time for them. However, these businesses are generally well-stocked with chairs and tables as this is the bread-and-butter of their industry.

4. An Alternate Place

The word "host" has numerous meanings from being the residence for a parasite to a area that provides a facility and location for a particular function in addition to folks who work as a master of ceremonies. But, the meaning, "an individual that receives or entertains visitors socially, commercially, or officially" relates in this instance. As you'll see, the term home or residence doesn't appear as an element of this definition.

So theoretically, a person can host a Thanksgiving dinner while not making the food themselves or furnishing the location exactly where it will be eaten. Think about lots of restaurants as well as other locations which are open on this holiday to serve your friends and family. While looking for options online which are available, you might find venues like local casinos which provide all-you-can-eat buffets as an affordable option.

A Closing Inspirational Moment

Even if you don't use any of these solutions to host your holiday meal, the arrival of Thanksgiving can perhaps motivate individuals who have recently moved to Wichita Falls to unbox their things sooner instead of later. Hosting this occasion can be a great way to invite your friends and relatives to visit your new home making your new house seem more like home.

So, to conclude, Happy Thanksgiving from everyone at A-1 Freeman Moving Group in Wichita Falls! Here is hoping you unquestionably delight in all the gratitude you will feel when surrounded by friends and family within your new locale throughout the holiday season.


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