Your Survival Guide for Turkey Day
With Thanksgiving quickly approaching, we felt it was only appropriate to share (what we think is) the greatest Survival Guide to help you manage this holiday season! This is really geared towards the hostess with the mostess, but there are some yummy recipes below that anyone can contribute to the big (holi)day!
1. Get your kitchen in working order :: figure out what you're going ot make and put your list together now! Do you have the correct ingredients already? Is there room in your fridge? Hosting should give you the inspiration to go through all of your foods and spices, to see what is taking up unnecessary space. Also, it might be nice to make sure you have enough storage containers to send people home with leftovers! 😉
2. Make sure the powder room (or guest bath) is set up for guests :: enough toliet paper, candles, poopourri, tissues, etc! Basically, the necessities to make any guest feel at home! Not only does this make you appear to be the next Martha, but it also helps prepare and make your space look NEAT!
3. Prepare a fun activitiy / game :: Do some research on the latest & greatest games to play with your family. Ie Utter Nonsense, liar's dice, Apples to Apples, Cards Against Humanity, etc! Or if games aren't your thing, and you'd prefer to reminisce…pull together photo albums and/or create a slide show to play on your TV!
4. Prep for the kitchen clean up :: Most likely everyone will have arrived with something delish to contribute to the party, so it's important that you prepare for cleaning the dishes prior to the end of the party. Who wants to have 15 dishes that they then have to coordinate 15 different returns of?? Have an assembly line prepped – dish soap, towels, and your significant other/children help clear the clutter together! 😉
Happy almost weekend and almost Thanksgiving! Now who's in charge of making the turkey?? 😉
the NEAT girls