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 prior to the holidays creates a number of strains and challenges that are unsettling for many distinct reasons. The idea of hosting Thanksgiving soon after the professional movers have left might sound absurd, but it's pretty simple to pull off with a couple of modifications. In part one of this two-part blog series, we discussed "why" you should host Thanksgiving shortly after the moving company in El Paso has delivered your items. In this blog post, we explore "how" you may best host the holiday. Thus, in this light, the following are 4 terrific tricks and tips for hosting an outstanding Thanksgiving event although you might have just moved.

1. Turkey in a Box?

The saying "turkey in a box" is one I initially heard my Mother coin soon after her recent retirement. My Mom is (and always has been) the "hostess with the most-ess," however as she proceeds to age, coordinating a full-blown Thanksgiving feast is just not in her wheelhouse anymore. Still wanting to hold the ultimate holiday dinner hosted at her home, she has turned to the boxed choices available at numerous retail grocery places. There are reasons why these kinds of pre-packaged dinners are growing in interest which includes:

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

· Other selections typically can include beef, ham or vegetarian selections for the main course as well as appropriate trimmings

· The food is frequently pre-cooked as well as prepared which means they only need a bit of heating or chilling prior to serving

· Ingredients commonly are offered in microwave-safe dishes making warming them a breeze

· The ability to purchase them ahead of time and possibly, you might have these boxed meals dropped at your door

For people who have just moved to El Paso not too long ago, there's no need to track down all the required cooking utensils, roasting dishes, pots and pans in order to make everything which is usually desired in a Thanksgiving dinner given this option.

2. Potluck Possibilities

This approach is one that's relished and incorporated by so many households during the holidays and this is an excellent possibility to start a potluck platform for Thanksgiving. This concept is popular as it brings dishes to the table which might be unique favorites by those who make them for instance "Grandma's Awesome Apple Pie" or even "Auntie Edna's Sensational Stuffing" also keep in mind "Uncle Ernie's Outstanding Deviled Egg Hors d'oeuvers."

When you have recently moved to El Paso and may not have a plethora of dishes or flatware handy, requests for these items are easily incorporated as part of a potluck request. For instance, if Granny is making her amazing apple pie, ask that she in addition bring dessert plates and forks together with her dessert. There is also paper or plastic plates and eating utensils which can be used since friends and family members are aware of the fact your household has recently relocated.

3. Renting and Borrowing

If Thanksgiving occurs shortly after you have just moved and some of your heavy items like pieces of furniture remain kept in storage, fear not because you can normally rent or borrow items like chairs and tables. Think about your friends or relatives like your younger bro who has a big truck plus a kitchen table that may be easily transportable. Have you considered your neighbor who is going on vacation over the holiday and might have this stuff accessible for you to use?

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

4. An Alternative Spot

The word "host" has numerous meanings from being the home to a parasite to a location who provides a facility and site for a specific happening along with folks who work as a master of ceremonies. But, the meaning, "an individual that receives or entertains company socially, commercially, or officially" applies in this instance. As you will notice, the word home or residence doesn't occur as a part of this definition.

So actually, an individual can host a Thanksgiving dinner while not making the food themselves or providing the place in which it will be ingested. Take into account lots of restaurants as well as other locations that are open on this holiday to serve you and your guests. While looking for selections online which are available, you'll find locations like local casinos that provide all-you-can-eat buffets as a cost-effective option.

A Closing Motivational Moment

Even if you do not use any of these possibilities to host your holiday supper, the arrival of Thanksgiving will conceivably encourage people who have recently moved to El Paso to unbox their things sooner rather than later. Hosting this affair is also a very good way to invite your friends and family to visit your new domicile making your new house seem more like home.

Thus, to conclude, Happy Thanksgiving from everyone at A-1 Freeman Moving Group in El Paso! Here's hoping you unquestionably savor all the gratitude you will feel when surrounded by family and friends within your new location during the holiday season.


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