Is it time to start planning meals and guests already? Yes, it is! Thanksgiving is a significant holiday throughout the year regarding the number of guests and prep work needed. Getting your apartment ready to entertain for dinner means more than cleaning up, sprucing, vacuuming, and cleaning every room.
You have to consider what Thanksgiving plates you need to prepare, make time to buy ingredients, plan to thaw or roast your main course and organize who is bringing what dish and sides. More than likely, you will have more people than you would for your usual dinner party, so plan for enough space and room for everyone invited. If family members or other guest are making their way from out of town, prepare extra space just in case. Make it ready for overnight guests.
What's On The Menu
You will likely be serving many of the same holiday staples that everyone enjoys on Thanksgiving. Dishes like turkey, cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes, stuffing, and green bean casserole. Many families like to mix dishes from their specific cultural backgrounds, vegetarian dishes, food sensitivities, trendy recipes, and so on. Prepare your menu for Thanksgiving many weeks in advance. Do so to ensure you have an idea of what you'll be preparing well before the holiday arrives.
Create A Guest List
You may be hosting the usual guests, like the years prior. Or you may even decide to extend an invitation to friends, neighbors, or anyone else. Make sure to know who will be present and help you plan the menu and seating arrangements.
The day prior to Thanksgiving, take time to give your home the last cleaning before everyone gets there. Dust, sweep or vacuum common areas, tidy up, prepare your kitchen and clean the bathrooms.
Getting your 98th Avenue Apartment ready for Thanksgiving is no small chore. But if you follow this step-by-step list, you'll host a Thanksgiving to remember.