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 

Moving prior to the holidays creates several stresses and difficulties that are unsettling for a lot of different reasons. The thought of hosting Thanksgiving right after the professional movers have left may seem outrageous, but it's easy enough to pull off with a few adjustments. In part one of this two-part blog series, we outlined "why" you'll want to host Thanksgiving just after the moving company in Tulsa has delivered your belongings. In this blog, we discuss "how" you could best host the holiday. Thus, in this light, here are four fabulous suggestions for hosting a successful Thanksgiving event regardless that you've just moved.
 

1. Turkey in a Box?

The phrase "turkey in a box" is one I first heard my Mother use following her recent retirement. My Mother is (and always has been) the "hostess with the most-ess," however as she proceeds to age, pulling out all the stops for a full-blown Thanksgiving meal isn't really in her wheelhouse any longer. Still wanting to hold the ultimate holiday meal hosted at her house, she's turned to the boxed options available at many retail grocery locations. You'll find good reasons why these pre-packaged dishes are growing in interest such as:

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

· Other options frequently can include beef, ham or vegetarian selections for the main course including relevant trimmings

· The food is typically pre-cooked and also prepared meaning they simply need a little heating or chilling in advance of serving

· Ingredients commonly come in microwave-safe containers making warming them a breeze

· The opportunity to order them in advance and possibly, you might have these boxed dinners brought to your doorstep

For people who have just moved to Tulsa in the recent past, there's no need to find all the required cooking equipment, roasting dishes, pots and pans to be able to prepare everything which is usually expected in a Thanksgiving dinner given this option.

2. Potluck Options

This method is one that's relished and adopted by so many households throughout the holidays and this is an excellent possibility to start a potluck platform for Thanksgiving. This concept is well-liked as it brings dishes to the table which are unique favorites by those that make them for instance "Grandmother's Amazing Apple Pie" or "Auntie Edna's Fabulous Stuffing" also keep in mind "Uncle Ernie's Excellent Deviled Egg Snacks."

For those who have just moved to Tulsa and might not have a bunch of dishes or flatware handy, requests for these items could be instituted included in a potluck request. For instance, if Grandma is making her amazing apple pie, request that she in addition bring dessert plates and forks together with her dessert. Additionally, there are paper or plastic plates and utensils that can be used given that friends and family members know the fact your family just moved.

3. Renting or Borrowing

If Thanksgiving arrives right after you've just moved and some of your heavy stuff like pieces of furniture remain kept in storage, fear not since you can always rent or borrow things like tables and chairs. Give thought to your friends or family members like your big bro who's got a big pickup along with a table that is readily transportable. What about your neighbor who's going away over the holiday and may have these things available for you to borrow?

If you're going down the rental route, make sure you get hold of these places as soon as possible as holidays and special events are often a hectic time of year for them. However, these businesses are typically well-stocked with chairs and tables since this is the bread-and-butter of their industry.

4. An Alternate Location

The term "host" has several explanations from being the residence to a parasite to a location that provides a facility and site for a specific function along with people who work as a master of ceremonies. Yet, the meaning, "a person that receives or entertains visitors socially, commercially, or officially" applies in this instance. As you'll see, the word home or house doesn't occur as a part of this definition.

So theoretically, an individual may host a Thanksgiving dinner devoid of fixing the meal themselves or furnishing the location exactly where it'll be enjoyed. Consider numerous restaurants and various locations that are open on this holiday to serve your guests. In searching for choices online which are available, you may find spots like local casinos that provide all-you-can-eat buffets as a cost-effective pick.

A Final Motivational Moment

Even if you don't use any of these possibilities to host your holiday dinner, the arrival of Thanksgiving may possibly inspire individuals who have recently moved to Tulsa to unbox their belongings sooner rather than later. Hosting this affair can also be a very good way to invite your friends and relatives to visit your new domicile making your new dwelling seem more like home.

Thus, to conclude, Happy Thanksgiving from everyone at A-1 Freeman Moving Group in Tulsa! Here is hoping you genuinely enjoy all the gratitude you will feel when surrounded by friends and family in your new place during the holiday season.

 

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