If you and your family have recently moved into a new home, or plan to be moved into your new home by the holidays, then it is time to make new memories and start new traditions!
There is no better time to celebrate with family and friends then Thanksgiving, and we can’t think of a better place to celebrate then in your new home! New home = new traditions. So if you are planning on hosting a Thanksgiving feast in your new home this year, here are a few ideas and tips to keep you less stressed and more focused on the important stuff!
Shake up your menu! We did say new home = new traditions, so why not embrace the new and try out a different recipe. Part of the fun is incorporating new and old memories. So let your great aunt bring her famous fruit salad, and you bring a new fun dish this year! For delicious and festive Thanksgiving dishes visit our Pinterest Board.
Enjoy family time. Sure hosting a big event like Thanksgiving is bound to be time consuming, but don’t miss out on all the fun because you are too busy cooking everything! Let you family and friends pitch in. Guests can bring sides, desserts, or even beverages, and as the host you be in charge of the bigger dishes like the turkey.
Decor. One thing to keep in mind with decor is the fact that Thanksgiving is already in your brand new home, and for many guests this might be the first time that they have seen your new home, so your home decor will be more than enough. But if you feel the need to add a little more holiday cheer, Pinterest is once again a great resource! Pumpkins, gourds, dried leaves are all easy decor options and inexpensive! So when in doubt, just keep it simple!
Preserve the memories. Every year since I can remember my family has taken a family photo on Thanksgiving Day. It is always fun to see how we all have changed and to see all the new additions to our family over the years. It is also a great memory to have of our loved ones who are no longer with us. So this Thanksgiving in your new home, start or continue with your family traditions.