Top 4 Thanksgiving Tips for Guests and Hosts

Top 4 Thanksgiving Tips for Guests and Hosts

Happy Thanksgiving! Yes, it’s here. Which means you’re either freaking out because you’re hosting, and in just a few short hours your semi-dysfunctional (they all are) family will be barreling through your door. That or you’re laying in bed reading this, thinking, “Thank God we’re not hosting…. Wait. Did I pick up the right kind of pie?” I’ve hosted and attended a few major holiday meals over the years, and it can be stressful on both ends. I’m no expert, but thought a quick collection of things I’ve learned might be helpful to someone to help Thanksgiving dinner go a big more smoothly. (Hopefully that someone is you. I’m not even sure anyone’s reading this. Hello?) So whether you’re a host or a guest, here are the best Thanksgiving tips I’ve learned over the years: 1. Hosting? Get up. Get UP. GET UP. Maybe you stayed up late the night before to make sure everything is set, and all that’s left to do is to pop things in the oven. But these Thanksgiving tips are from my own personal experience, and my own personal experience is that, just about the time I think there’s nothing I could’ve forgotten… I realize I’ve forgotten something. You’ll feel better if you get up early, make coffee, double check everything, and plan for any necessary last-minute store runs. Ok. Sorry I yelled. 2. Guest-ing? Bring something. Even if you were told “Don’t bring anything.” Everyone has that holiday super-host in the family. “Oh, don’t bring a thing, we’ve got it all covered.” Now, that may be true, but even if you love doing...