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 challenges which are disturbing for several different reasons. The concept of hosting Thanksgiving just after the professional movers have left may sound absurd, yet it is easy enough to pull off with some adjustments. In part one of this two-part blog series, we outlined "why" you ought to 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 tricks and tips for hosting a successful Thanksgiving event 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 feast isn't really in her wheelhouse nowadays. Still wishing to hold the ultimate holiday dining event hosted at her residence, she has resorted to the boxed options available at numerous retail food places. There are reasons why these pre-packaged meals are expanding in appeal which includes:

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

· Other selections commonly include beef, ham or vegetarian possibilities as the main course as well as appropriate trimmings

· The food is almost always pre-cooked in addition to prepared so this means they merely call for some heating or chilling in advance of serving

· Ingredients frequently are offered in microwave-safe dishes making heating them very simple

· The potential to order them in advance and perhaps, you could have these boxed foods brought to your house

For those who have just moved to Wichita Falls not too long ago, you don't need to track down all the necessary cooking items, roasting dishes, pans and pots to be able to prepare everything that is usually expected in a Thanksgiving dinner given this choice.

2. Potluck Possibilities

This option is one that's relished and incorporated by many households throughout the holidays and this can be an ideal possibility to commence 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 Awesome Apple Pie" or perhaps "Auntie Edna's Fabulous Stuffing" also keep in mind "Uncle Ernie's Superb Deviled Egg Hors d'oeuvers."

When you have recently moved to Wichita Falls and may not have a plethora of dishes or flatware accessible, requests for these items could be incorporated as part of a potluck request. For 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 because family and friends know the fact your family has recently relocated.

3. Renting or Borrowing

When Thanksgiving arrives right after you have just moved and some of your heavy items 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 big brother who has a big pickup along with a dining room table that may be readily transportable. How about your neighbor who is going out of town over the holiday and could have these things 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 companies are generally well-stocked with chairs and tables as this is the bread-and-butter of their business.

4. An Alternative Place

The word "host" has lots of definitions from being the home 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 guests socially, commercially, or officially" relates in this situation. As you will see, the term home or residence doesn't appear as an element of this definition.

Therefore technically, an individual can host a Thanksgiving dinner while not making the food themselves or furnishing the location exactly where it will be enjoyed. Think about lots of restaurants as well as other locations that are open on this holiday to serve your friends and relatives. While looking for options on the internet which are available, you might find venues such as local casinos which provide all-you-can-eat buffets as an affordable choice.

A Closing Inspirational Moment

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

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


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