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

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

Relocating before the holidays creates various stresses and difficulties which can be unsettling for many various reasons. The idea of hosting Thanksgiving right after the professional movers have left may sound ridiculous, yet it is simple to pull off by using a few alterations. In part one of this two-part blog series, we outlined "why" you'll want to host Thanksgiving soon after the moving company in San Antonio has delivered your belongings. In this blog post, we explore "how" you might best host the holiday. So, in this light, the following are 4 fabulous tricks and tips for hosting an outstanding Thanksgiving event despite the fact that you've just moved.

1. Turkey in a Box?

The saying "turkey in a box" is one I originally heard my Mom coin soon after her recent retirement. My Mom is (and always has been) the "hostess with the most-ess," yet as she continues to age, putting together a full Thanksgiving banquet just isn't in her wheelhouse anymore. Still wanting to hold the ultimate holiday meal hosted at her house, she has turned to the boxed options available at a lot of retail grocery locations. You'll find reasons why these types of pre-packaged meals are increasing in interest such as:

· A lot of these traditional turkey dinners include all the fixings like stuffing, gravy and pecan pie for dessert

· Other options typically include beef, ham or vegetarian possibilities for the main course as well as relevant trimmings

· The meals are almost always pre-cooked as well as prepared which means they only will need a bit of heating or chilling in advance of serving

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

· The potential to purchase them in advance and in some cases, you could have these boxed meals delivered to your doorstep

For those who have just moved to San Antonio in the recent past, you needn't track down all the required cooking equipment, roasting dishes, cookware in order to prepare everything which is commonly anticipated in a Thanksgiving dinner considering this choice.

2. Potluck Possibilities

This method is one that is relished and incorporated by so many families throughout the holidays and this is an excellent possibility to initiate a potluck platform for Thanksgiving. This concept is well-liked because it brings dishes to the table which might be unique favorites by those that prepare them such as "Grandma's Awesome Apple Pie" or even "Aunt Edna's Fabulous Stuffing" also keep in mind "Uncle Ernie's Superb Deviled Egg Snacks."

For people who have just moved to San Antonio and might not have a plethora of dishes or flatware on hand, requests for these things can be incorporated as part of a potluck request. For example, if Grandma is making her incredible apple pie, ask that she in addition provide dessert plates and forks together with her dessert. Additionally, there are paper or plastic plates and utensils which can be used because family and friends understand the fact your household has recently relocated.

3. Renting or Borrowing

When Thanksgiving arrives soon after you've just moved and some of your bulkier items like pieces of furniture are still kept in storage, don't worry because you can always rent or borrow things like chairs and tables. Think about your friends or relatives such as your older brother who has a big pickup along with a table which is easily transportable. How about your neighbor who is going on vacation over the holiday and may have these items around for you to use?

In the event that you are going down the rental road, you'll want to contact these places ASAP as holidays and special occasions are often a hectic time of year for them. However, these companies are typically well-stocked with chairs and tables since this is the bread-and-butter of their industry.

4. A Different Location

The word "host" has several explanations from being the home to a parasite to a location that provides a facility and location for a specific happening as well as people who serve as a master of ceremonies. However, the meaning, "an individual that receives or entertains guests socially, commercially, or officially" is applicable in this situation. As you will notice, the word home or house does not occur as an element of this definition.

Therefore actually, a person can host a Thanksgiving meal devoid of fixing the food themselves or furnishing the space in which it will be consumed. Think about many restaurants as well as other locations that happen to be open on this holiday to serve you and your guests. While looking for possibilities on the web that are available, you may find spots including local casinos which provide all-you-can-eat buffets as a cost-effective choice.

A Final Motivational Moment

Even if you do not use any of these solutions to host your holiday supper, the arrival of Thanksgiving will perhaps motivate individuals who have recently moved to San Antonio to unpack their belongings sooner instead of later. Hosting this affair can be a great way to invite your friends and relatives to check out your new home making your new residence appear more like home.

So, to conclude, Happy Thanksgiving from everyone at A-1 Freeman Moving Group in San Antonio! Here is hoping you truly savor all the gratitude you'll feel when surrounded by friends and family within your new location over the holiday season.


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