I hosted Thanksgiving dinner at my home for the first time last year. It was the first time mine and my husband’s family had gathered together, so it was a pretty big event (twelve people all together, which to my family is a lot!). I was so excited and proud that my husband and I were hosting our first holiday party; up until then, my parents had insisted on hosting it every year (aside from the one year my older sister did).
I’m a huge planner–some even go so far as to say I’m a micro-manager–so I thought I could handle an event on that scale. The problem was, I had no clue what to plan for. I knew, of course, that I needed enough food for everyone. What I didn’t think about were the logistics: what was everyone going to do while I finished up? Where was everyone going to sit? My local store ran out of something I needed; what now (and what should I do to avoid that in the future)?!
Lucky for you, I want to prevent others from suffering from the same frazzled nerves as I did. Thanksgiving is supposed to be a happy time of year, not a day (or week!) of rushing around frantically trying to pull off the perfect dinner. I made a complete Thanksgiving Dinner Planner, which also includes some tips and tricks for hosting a great holiday event! Just go to my shop to get it. Get going; it’s never too early to start planning!