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November 07, 2019

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

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

Relocating ahead of the holidays creates several stresses and difficulties which are distressing for many different reasons. The thought of hosting Thanksgiving just after the professional movers have left might seem absurd, but it is simple to pull off by using some modifications. In part one of this two-part blog series, we outlined "why" you ought to host Thanksgiving shortly after the moving company in Tulsa has delivered your belongings. In this blog post, we discuss "how" you may best host the holiday. So, in this light, the following are 4 fantastic tricks and tips for hosting a successful Thanksgiving affair despite the fact that you've just moved.

1. Turkey in a Box?

The phrase "turkey in a box" is one I initially heard my Mother use right after her recent retirement. My Mother is (and always has been) the "hostess with the most-ess," but as she proceeds to age, coordinating a full-blown Thanksgiving feast isn't really in her wheelhouse nowadays. Still wishing to provide the ultimate holiday dining event hosted at her house, she's turned to the boxed choices available at a lot of retail grocery locations. You'll find good reasons why these kinds of pre-packaged dishes are growing in interest including:

· A lot of these traditional turkey dinners come with all the fixings like stuffing, gravy as well as pumpkin or pecan pie for dessert

· Other selections commonly consist of beef, ham or vegetarian selections for the main course including applicable trimmings

· The food is frequently pre-cooked as well as prepared which means they simply require some heating or chilling ahead of serving

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

· The potential to buy them beforehand and possibly, you could have these boxed dinners brought to your door

For people who have just moved to Tulsa not too long ago, you don't need to track down all the required cooking items, roasting dishes, pans and pots to be able to make everything that is frequently anticipated in a Thanksgiving dinner given this choice.

2. Potluck Possibilities

This approach is one that is relished and embraced by so many households throughout the holidays and this is an excellent possibility to start a potluck platform for Thanksgiving. This concept is popular as it brings dishes to the table which are signature favorites by those who make them for instance "Grandmother's Spectacular Apple Pie" or even "Aunt Edna's Astounding Stuffing" and don't forget "Uncle Ernie's Outstanding Deviled Egg Snacks."

For those who have recently moved to Tulsa and might not have an array of dishes or flatware readily available, requests for these items are able to be instituted as an element of a potluck request. As an example, if Nana is bringing her amazing apple pie, ask that she also provide dessert plates and forks along with her dessert. Additionally, there are paper or plastic plates and utensils which can be used since family and friends understand the fact your household has recently relocated.

3. Renting or Borrowing

When Thanksgiving happens soon after you have just moved and some of your heavy items like household furniture are still in storage, have no fear because you can always rent or borrow things such as tables and chairs. Give thought to your friends or family members such as your younger brother who's got a large pickup and a kitchen table which is readily transportable. Have you considered your neighbor who's going away for the holiday and could have this stuff accessible for you to use?

In case you are going down the rental path, you'll want to contact these venues soon as holidays and special occasions are often a busy time of year for them. However, most of these businesses are typically well-stocked with tables and chairs as this is the bread-and-butter of their market.

4. A Different Place

The term "host" has numerous meanings from being the home for a parasite to a place who supplies a facility and location for a certain function along with people who serve as a master of ceremonies. But, the meaning, "one who receives or entertains company socially, commercially, or officially" is applicable in this case. As you will see, the term home or house does not occur as a part of this definition.

Therefore theoretically, a person can host a Thanksgiving dinner while not cooking the meal themselves or providing the location exactly where it will be ingested. Think about numerous restaurants and various locations that are open on this holiday to serve your friends and family. While looking for possibilities on the web that are available, you might find venues including local casinos that offer all-you-can-eat buffets as a reasonable pick.

A Final Motivational Moment

Even if you don't use any of these possibilities to host your holiday supper, the arrival of Thanksgiving will perhaps motivate those who have recently moved to Tulsa to unbox their belongings sooner as opposed to later. Hosting this event can be a very good way to invite your friends and family to check out your new domicile making your new dwelling feel more like home.

So, in conclusion, Happy Thanksgiving from everyone at A-1 Freeman Moving Group in Tulsa! Here's hoping you genuinely enjoy all the gratitude you'll feel when surrounded by family and friends inside your new area during the holiday season.


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