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Five Pro-Tips to Consider If Hosting a Thanksgiving Dinner

November 22, 2017

Easy Fall Decor For Your Home Thanksgiving is tomorrow and if you are in charge of putting on a Thanksgiving feast for friends and family, you may be running around like crazy trying to prepare so your holiday will go off without a hitch. Weston Dean Custom Homes, a premier New Braunfels custom homebuilder, shares give simple tips you can use to create your best Thanksgiving yet. The first thing you may be sweating over is your table décor for the big dinner. A simple, inexpensive and very easy thing you can do today to use for your Thanksgiving dinner tomorrow, is to go to your local grocery store or wherever still has the tiny pumpkins that may be left over from Halloween or out in the Thanksgiving décor section of the store. Hollow these tiny pumpkins out and place a small votive candle inside each pumpkin. You can scatter these out around the table or down the center of your table like a runner. You can also pop these around your home or in the bathrooms for a fun holiday twist. Your guests will love this simple décor idea, that packs a major Thanksgiving punch! You can also place some non-traditional vases around your home filled with autumn colored flowers, sticks and berry twigs. Consider taking an aluminum bin and using that as the vase for these flowered décor. You can put these on your table for a centerpiece or at the entrance of your front door to greet people as they walk up to your doorstep. The third item to consider for your Thanksgiving Day décor, is to consider adding some taller candles down the center of your table. Be sure to cut them in half, as you don’t want your guests having to stretch their necks to see over the candles or knocking one over when they pass the turkey! The fourth tip will help to keep your guests from crowding the kitchen as you cook. Consider setting up an outdoor bar. You can have wine, cocktails, and soda or punch for the kids. If the weather is cold, consider lighting your fire pit our outdoor fireplace if you have them to help keep your guests warm. You can also leave out some footballs, as a game of backyard football will also do the trick for keeping guests warm while working on their appetite for the big meal! Or working off that extra helping afterwards. The fifth and final tip is to use the mugs you have in your kitchen cabinet (we all are guilty of having way too many coffee mugs more than we really need) and serve warm appetizers in them for your guests! Consider your favorite soup or stew as an appetizer to tide everyone over until Thanksgiving dinner is ready.   Implementing all or a few of these tips will give your Thanksgiving that extra boost of holiday touch your friends and family will love!     Weston Dean Homes is a San Antonio area custom home builder.  For more information call (210) 408-9107.  
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