Thanksgiving is the perfect time of year to gather with friends and family, reflect on what you’re thankful for, and (of course) eat a lot of delicious food! If you’re hosting this year’s feast and don’t know where to begin or you’re just looking for some festive Thanksgiving entertaining inspiration, we have some helpful ideas for you!
Make Your To-Do List
From your multiple-course menu to planning your guests’ arrival, Thanksgiving dinner involves plenty of moving parts! To keep your day as stress-free as possible, plan out a general timeline ahead of time to ensure that everything is cooked by the time you plan to eat. This will give you a good sense of when you should tell your guests to arrive with their appetites! If anyone offered to bring food, find out what dish they want to bring so you can check it off your to-do list! (And, don’t forget to ask about food allergies so you can plan accordingly.)
Thanksgiving Decoration Ideas
When you decorate for Thanksgiving, you’re really setting the stage for what is about to become an eating extravaganza! Look to your surroundings for inspiration, like choosing table linens in the colors of the falling leaves. Add festive accents like cornucopias filled with treats or a DIY autumn wreath on your front door. You can also print out Thanksgiving quotes for each place setting to remind your guests what this holiday is all about! And, what table would be complete without a WOW-worthy centerpiece? Give your guests something to talk about with our festive (and delicious!) Thanksgiving treats as a unique way to decorate this year’s table. We’re sure everyone at your table will (literally) eat it up!
Thanksgiving Tradition Starters
No matter how you spend Thanksgiving, traditions truly make the day extra sweet! Whether you and your family pass on traditions year after year or you’re looking to start some of your own, think outside the box. In addition to asking everyone to say what they’re thankful for, ask each person to share one great thing that happened to them during the year. Or, if your family lives for watching the Thanksgiving football game, challenge each other to your own game in the backyard!
The Sweetest Part of the Meal
I think we can all agree that everyone looks forward to the sweetest part of the meal – dessert! Whether you’re hosting this year’s Thanksgiving dinner or volunteering to bring a dessert, we offer a wide variety of tasty options that’ll satisfy everyone’s sweet tooth. If you’re feeding a crowd, our Gift Basket of Thanks features a sweet treat for all your guests’ taste buds, including Fruit Truffles®, Dipped Fruit™, our legendary Gourmet Shareable® Caramel Apples, and more! For an artfully arranged treat that looks AND tastes great, our Salted Caramel Harvest Bouquet™ Dipped Strawberries would be the perfect standout on this year’s dessert table.
No matter what you do to celebrate Thanksgiving this year, it’s important to remember the true meaning of this holiday – spending time with the people you love and reflecting on what makes you grateful. (And, of course, eating delicious food is a close third!) Happy planning!