Thanksgiving……..The greatest feast of the year in the United States. Grandmothers, mothers, and other home chefs all quietly compete to earn the adoration of their loved ones each year as they present the Thanksgiving feast. The internet is full of Thanksgiving advice, fancy recipes, tips and tricks to make this your most successful Thanksgiving yet. I’m here to break it down for you Juggling Real Food and Real Life style. Simple advice for busy folks who want to eat real food while spending the majority of their time with loved ones. This year we are tossing out the stress and worry! Let’s focus on counting our blessings and making sure our family and friends know how much they are loved.
Each week I will be popping in with simple tips to make your Thanksgiving prep simple, easy, organized, and quick. I always laugh a little when I think about all of the fantastic plans that I come up with each year………like suddenly I’ve quit my job, the kids no longer have after-school activities, and the laundry is going to wash itself. This year we are keeping it REAL.
Tip # 1 Invite Your Guests
Let’s not forget to invite friends and family. Early in November it is important to make sure your friends and family know that you will be hosting Thanksgiving and that they are invited. You can send out email invitations, Facebook message them, or even send out a written invitation with details. Handwritten invitations will really set the scene for an extra-special holiday gathering. Some of my favorite invitations are these two that I found on Amazon. These are affiliate links so that means if you purchase these items, that I will receive a small commission for your purchase. The price is the same to you either way. Aren’t they super cute?!
While you are working on your guest list, make sure you find out about any food allergies or other special dietary needs. You will also want to work out the details for out of town guests. Find out when they will be arriving and how long they will be staying. Make sure you have enough room for them to stay in your home or work with them to find housing for their visit. Make sure you write everything down. You don’t want to forget anything.
You can grab a free printable guest list tracker here.
What ideas do you have to help us out with the invitation process? Do you make homemade invitations? Leave a comment and let’s get the conversation going for everyone. Go ahead……..share pictures too!
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