Thanksgiving is a great opportunity to enjoy delicious food and to spend time with your family. However, hosting Thanksgiving dinner is never an easy feat. Even if you’re not the one cooking all the food, you still have to get your house ready for the big day. To make things easier, we’ve compiled a few tips to help you prepare for your Thanksgiving dinner.
Finalize your guest list a few weeks before
When you’re hosting Thanksgiving dinner, you need to know how many people are going to be there. That way, you can order the right amount of food and set up your table accordingly. We recommend finalizing your guest list a few weeks before to ensure you don’t have any last-minute guests who throw your plans out of wack.
Make a list of who will bring what
Even though you’re hosting dinner, that doesn’t mean you’re responsible for everything on the menu. Friends and family members usually bring at least one dish of their own. So, ask everyone who is coming what they will bring and then make a list to help you determine what dishes you need to make yourself.
Order your food at least two weeks before
Once the guest list is finalized and you know what you need to prepare, it’s time to order the food. While some food can be bought at the grocery store a few days before Thanksgiving, there will be some items that must be ordered. This includes things like the turkey, special desserts, non-perishable goods, and of course some delicious handmade pretzels from Uncle Henry’s. Ordering these items ahead of time will ensure they get to your home on time.
Buy and set up your décor early
It’s not a Thanksgiving dinner without some Thanksgiving décor! Thankfully, this can all be set up ahead of time so you can dedicate actual Thanksgiving Day to cooking. Even if you use the same table for Thanksgiving and for ordinary dinners, you can keep your décor to the side so it’s easy to set up once Thanksgiving arrives.
Handmade pretzels can be the perfect appetizers for your Thanksgiving dinner. Look through our online shop to order yours today!