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

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

Moving before the holidays creates a number of pressures and concerns that are disturbing for many different reasons. The idea of hosting Thanksgiving soon after the professional movers have left may sound ridiculous, but it is easy enough to pull off with the help of a couple of adjustments. In part one of this two-part blog series, we outlined "why" you ought to host Thanksgiving just after the moving company in Colorado Springs has delivered your things. In this blog post, we go over "how" you may best host the holiday. So, in this light, below are 4 fabulous suggestions for hosting a successful Thanksgiving affair regardless that you've just moved.

1. Turkey in a Box?

The term "turkey in a box" is one I initially heard my Mother use soon after her recent retirement. My Mother is (and always has been) the "hostess with the most-ess," however as she continues to age, pulling out all the stops for a complete Thanksgiving feast just isn't in her wheelhouse any longer. Still wanting to hold the ultimate holiday dining event hosted at her house, she's resorted to the boxed choices available at numerous retail food places. There are good reasons why these types of pre-packaged dishes are growing in popularity including:

· These traditional turkey dinners have all the fixings like stuffing, gravy and also pumpkin pie for dessert

· Other alternatives often include beef, ham or vegetarian possibilities as the main course together with applicable trimmings

· The food is typically pre-cooked and also ready so this means they simply will need a bit of heating or chilling in advance of serving

· Ingredients commonly are available in microwave-safe containers making warming them very simple

· The opportunity to buy them in advance and possibly, you can have these boxed meals dropped at your doorstep

For people who have just moved to Colorado Springs not too long ago, there's no need to locate all the essential cooking utensils, roasting dishes, cookware in order to prepare everything that's commonly anticipated in a Thanksgiving dinner given this choice.

2. Potluck Possibilities

This approach is one that is relished and adopted by many families throughout the holidays and this can be an ideal opportunity to institute a potluck platform for Thanksgiving. This concept is popular because it brings dishes to the table which are unique favorites by those that cook them for instance "Grandma's Amazing Apple Pie" or even "Auntie Edna's Astounding Stuffing" and don't forget "Uncle Ernie's Excellent Deviled Egg Hors d'oeuvers."

When you have just moved to Colorado Springs and may not have an array of plates or flatware accessible, requests for these things could be incorporated as an element of a potluck request. As an example, if Grandma is bringing her incredible apple pie, request that she also provide dessert plates and forks together with her dessert. There's also paper or plastic plates and flatware which you can use because family and friends are aware of the fact your household recently relocated.

3. Renting and Borrowing

When Thanksgiving occurs soon after you have just moved and some of your bulkier items like pieces of furniture are still in storage, fear not because you can normally rent or borrow things such as tables and chairs. Give thought to your friends or relatives like your big brother with a large truck along with a kitchen table that may be easily transportable. What about your neighbor who is going out of town for the holiday and may have these things available for you to borrow?

If you are going down the rental route, make sure you get in touch with these places soon as holidays and special events are often a hectic time for them. However, many of these businesses are usually well-stocked with tables and chairs because this is the bread-and-butter of their industry.

4. An Alternative Location

The word "host" has many definitions from being the dwelling to a parasite to a area who supplies a facility and location for a particular event along with folks who serve as a master of ceremonies. Yet, the meaning, "one who receives or entertains guests socially, commercially, or officially" pertains in this situation. As you will notice, the word home or residence doesn't occur as a part of this definition.

So theoretically, a person can host a Thanksgiving meal without fixing the food themselves or supplying the place exactly where it'll be ingested. Think about lots of restaurants as well as other establishments that happen to be open on this holiday to serve your guests. While looking for options on the web which are available, you'll find venues including local casinos which provide all-you-can-eat buffets as an affordable option.

A Closing Inspirational Moment

Even if you don't use any of these options to host your holiday supper, the arrival of Thanksgiving can conceivably encourage people who have recently moved to Colorado Springs to unpack their stuff sooner rather than later. Hosting this affair is also a great way to invite your family and friends to visit your new home making your new residence feel more like home.

So, in conclusion, Happy Thanksgiving from everyone at A-1 Freeman Moving Group in Colorado Springs! Here is hoping you truly relish all the gratitude you'll feel when surrounded by family and friends within your new place throughout the holiday season.


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