Celebrate Thanksgiving in Your New Home

Lydie Jennings November 28, 2019

Thanksgiving in Your New Home

Closing on a new home is certainly something to be thankful for this holiday season. But if you’ve just moved in, you may be wondering how you can possibly get it together in time to celebrate Thanksgiving this year. Moving is always a stressful process, and it can be doubly so if you’re doing it over the holidays. But fear not! If you find yourself in this position, it is still possible to have a wonderful and meaningful Thanksgiving celebration. Here’s how to get it done.

Keep it simple if you’re hosting

We’re not sure how you got assigned hosting duties if you’ve just moved, but hey, it happens. The key to a stress-free Thanksgiving in your new home is to keep it simple. It is perfectly acceptable to buy a pre-made turkey from a local grocery store or restaurant. The same goes for all those delicious side dishes. Either order them from a local establishment or turn your celebration into a potluck. Your guests are sure to understand – especially if your kitchen isn’t set-up to prepare a big meal yet. And don’t fret about setting a perfect table. Opt for pretty disposable dishes and cutlery. It will make cleaning up that much easier. Remember – the most important part of Thanksgiving is spending it with the people you love. Who made the turkey and which plates you ate the turkey off of is not what anyone will remember years from now.

Head to a restaurant

Want an even better idea for celebrating Thanksgiving in your new home? Head to a local restaurant! If you have time before the big day, then do some research to find out which restaurants will be open on Thanksgiving Day. That way you can find out which times and menus will work best for your family, and you’ll know ahead of time what the cost will be. And if you’re willing to eat at an off-peak time, you may even be able to get a reservation at one of the most popular restaurants. This could be a great way to discover some of the area’s best dining options, especially if you’re new to the neighborhood.

Volunteer at a local charity

Closing on a new home is a major life achievement, and it’s something that can inspire an enormous amount of gratitude. Having the resources available to buy your dream home is a big deal, and not everyone has the means. Perhaps the best way to celebrate Thanksgiving in your new home is to pay it forward. Why not volunteer this year instead of having a big meal? Find out if there is a homeless shelter or soup kitchen in your community that is hosting a Thanksgiving dinner. Contact them ahead of time to see if there are any volunteer opportunities. During the holiday season, nothing feels better than giving back, and volunteering is one of the best ways to do it. If you really feel like you’re missing out on turkey and all the fixings, you can always have a low-key feast a few days later.

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