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 several pressures and concerns that are unsettling for many different reasons. The idea of hosting Thanksgiving soon after the professional movers have left may sound ridiculous, but it is simple to pull off with the help of a couple of modifications. In part one of this two-part blog series, we outlined "why" you ought to host Thanksgiving shortly after the moving company in Colorado Springs has delivered your belongings. In this blog post, we go over "how" you may best host the holiday. So, in this light, below are 4 fantastic 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 coin soon after her recent retirement. My Mother is (and always has been) the "hostess with the most-ess," but as she continues to age, coordinating a complete Thanksgiving banquet just isn't in her wheelhouse any longer. Still wanting to hold the ultimate holiday dining event hosted at her home, she's resorted to the boxed choices available at numerous retail grocery locations. There are good reasons why these pre-packaged meals are expanding in appeal including:

· Most of 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 including applicable trimmings

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

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

· The ability 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 in the recent past, you don't need to locate all the essential cooking items, roasting dishes, cookware in order to prepare everything that is commonly expected in a Thanksgiving dinner given this option.

2. Potluck Possibilities

This approach is one that is relished and adopted by a lot of families during the holidays and this can be the perfect chance to institute a potluck platform for Thanksgiving. This concept is popular because it brings dishes to the table that are unique favorites by those that cook them for instance "Grandma's Awesome Apple Pie" or even "Aunt Edna's Sensational 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 a plethora of plates or flatware accessible, requests for these things could be incorporated as an element of a potluck request. As an example, if Granny is bringing her amazing apple pie, request that she additionally provide dessert plates and forks together with her dessert. There's also paper or plastic plates and flatware which you can use since family and friends are aware of the fact your household recently relocated.

3. Renting and Borrowing

When Thanksgiving arrives shortly after you have just moved and some of your bulkier things 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 older brother with an enormous truck and a kitchen table that may be easily transportable. What about your neighbor who is going on vacation for the holiday and might have these items accessible for you to borrow?

In the event that you are going down the rental route, be sure to contact these places soon as holidays and special events are often a hectic time for them. However, many of these companies are usually well-stocked with tables and chairs because this is the bread-and-butter of their business.

4. An Alternate Location

The word "host" has many meanings from being the dwelling to a parasite to a area who supplies a facility and location for a specific event in addition to folks who serve as a master of ceremonies. However, the meaning, "one who receives or entertains visitors 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 technically, an individual can host a Thanksgiving meal devoid of fixing the food themselves or providing the location exactly where it'll be ingested. Consider lots of restaurants and 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 make use of any of these possibilities 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 can also be a great way to invite your friends and family to visit your new home making your new residence feel more like home.

So, to conclude, Happy Thanksgiving from everyone at A-1 Freeman Moving Group in Colorado Springs! Here is hoping you genuinely 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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