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November 07, 2019

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

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

Moving ahead of the holidays creates various stresses and concerns that are disturbing for a lot of various reasons. The thought of hosting Thanksgiving just after the professional movers have left may sound outrageous, but it's simple to pull off with the help of some adjustments. In part one of this two-part blog series, we talked about "why" you ought to host Thanksgiving shortly after the moving company in El Paso has delivered your items. In this blog, we focus on "how" you may best host the holiday. Thus, in this light, the following are four terrific suggestions for hosting a successful Thanksgiving event although you might have just moved.

1. Turkey in a Box?

The term "turkey in a box" is one I first heard my Mom coin right after her recent retirement. My Mother is (and always has been) the "hostess with the most-ess," but as she proceeds to age, putting together a full Thanksgiving meal is just not in her wheelhouse anymore. Still wishing to hold the perfect holiday meal hosted at her home, she's resorted to the boxed alternatives available at a lot of retail shopping establishments. You'll find good reasons why these types of pre-packaged meals are increasing in popularity which includes:

· Most of these traditional turkey dinners have all the fixings such as stuffing, gravy as well as pumpkin or pecan pie for dessert

· Other alternatives often include beef, ham or vegetarian possibilities for the main course including applicable trimmings

· The meals are frequently pre-cooked in addition to prepared so this means they only need a bit of heating or chilling ahead of serving

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

· The opportunity to order them ahead of time and possibly, you could have these boxed meals delivered to your house

For people who have just moved to El Paso a short while ago, you don't need to track down all the essential cooking equipment, roasting dishes, pans and pots so that you can cook everything that's commonly expected in a Thanksgiving dinner considering this option.

2. Potluck Possibilities

This option is one which is enjoyed and embraced by a lot of households throughout the holidays and this is an excellent chance to initiate a potluck platform for Thanksgiving. This concept is popular because it brings foods to the table that are signature favorites by those who cook them for instance "Grandma's Awesome Apple Pie" or perhaps "Auntie Edna's Fabulous Stuffing" and don't forget "Uncle Ernie's Outstanding Deviled Egg Hors d'oeuvers."

For people who have recently moved to El Paso and may not have a bunch of dishes or flatware accessible, requests for these things are easily incorporated as part of a potluck request. As an example, if Nana is making her amazing apple pie, request that she also provide dessert plates and forks along with her dessert. Additionally, there are paper or plastic plates and eating utensils which you can use given that family and friends understand the fact you and your family has just relocated.

3. Renting and Borrowing

When Thanksgiving occurs right after you have just moved and some of your bigger things like furniture are still in storage, have no fear because you can always rent or borrow such things as tables and chairs. Think about your friends or relatives like your younger brother with a big truck and a kitchen table that's easily transportable. Have you considered your neighbor who is going on vacation over the holiday and might have this stuff around for you to use?

In case you're going down the rental road, be sure to get in touch with these venues ASAP as holidays and special events are often a hectic time of year for them. However, many of these companies are normally well-stocked with chairs and tables since this is the bread-and-butter of their market.

4. A Different Spot

The term "host" has several meanings from being the dwelling for a parasite to a area who provides a facility and location for a specific happening in addition to individuals who function as a master of ceremonies. However, the meaning, "one who receives or entertains company socially, commercially, or officially" pertains in this situation. As you will see, the word home or residence doesn't appear as an element of this definition.

So technically, a person can host a Thanksgiving dinner while not cooking the food themselves or providing the location where it will be ingested. Take into account numerous restaurants and other establishments which are open on this holiday to serve you and your guests. While looking for selections on the web that are available, you'll find locations like local casinos which provide all-you-can-eat buffets as an affordable option.

A Closing Motivational Moment

Even if you do not use any of these solutions to host your holiday supper, the arrival of Thanksgiving may conceivably encourage individuals who have recently moved to El Paso to unbox their things sooner instead of later. Hosting this event is also an excellent way to invite your family and friends to visit your new home making your new house feel more like home.

Thus, in summary, Happy Thanksgiving from everyone at A-1 Freeman Moving Group in El Paso! Here is hoping you truly delight in all the gratitude you'll feel when surrounded by friends and family inside your new area over the holiday season.


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