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Hosting Thanksgiving as Newlyweds

Written by: Melissa Barreiros

Thanksgiving is all about counting your blessings, eating great food and enjoying the company of friends and family. Now that you’ve volunteered to host this special dinner at your home, it’s important to plan ahead to avoid any potential disasters. We’ve got you covered with some tips to planning a successful Thanksgiving dinner.

1. Plan and Arrange Seating for your Guests

After finalizing your Thanksgiving guest list, plan the seating arrangements ahead of time to provide a seamless transition from mingling to dinner. Chances are your newlywed, dining-room table may not fit all of your guests comfortably. Get creative and move some of your furniture out of the way to accommodate additional folding tables and chairs.

2. Start Prepping Ahead of Time

Prepping the meal ahead of time, will help ensure a seamless and hassle-free Thanksgiving dinner. Chopping up vegetables or making your signature pie the day before, will go a long way to simplify your day of Thanksgiving to-dos.

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Click to see more of this tablescape inspiration: 7 Ways to Incorporate Succulents Into your Wedding. PC Lyndsey Kay Photo

3. Get creative with your Centerpieces

Even though Thanksgiving is all about tradition, think about going non-traditional with your centerpieces. Rather than a traditional cornucopia, think about using succulents instead. Our sister magazine, Utah Style & Design, has great tips on creating the perfect tablescapes to fit your Thanksgiving dinner.

4. Ask for Help

Getting your friends and family involved in the Thanksgiving meal planning is a great way to bring everyone together before the holiday. Ask for their help to contribute a favorite side dish to accompany the main meal.

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Click to see more of this tablescape inspiration: Table Manners. PC: Hardcastle Photography

Thanksgiving dinner is really a time for friends and family to come together and celebrate gratitude. It is easy to get caught up in the stressful details and miss out on an enjoyable evening with the ones you love. Focus on creating unforgettable memories and enjoy your Thanksgiving dinner with one another.

Featured image above can be found in: Boho-Chic Wedding Inspiration. PC: Alexis Foust and Jessica Ajeman Photography

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