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November 07, 2019

Moving & Thanksgiving - Part 2: 4 Fantastic Tips for Hosting a Happy Thanksgiving Even Though You Just Moved to Tulsa and Oklahoma City

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

Moving ahead of the holidays creates a number of strains and concerns which are distressing for many distinct reasons. The concept of hosting Thanksgiving just after the professional movers have left may seem ridiculous, but it's pretty simple to pull off with the help of a few modifications. In part one of this two-part blog series, we outlined "why" you'll want to host Thanksgiving right after the moving company in Tulsa and Oklahoma City has delivered your belongings. In this blog, we focus on "how" you may best host the holiday. Thus, in this light, the following are four terrific suggestions for hosting a successful Thanksgiving celebration although you've just moved.

1. Turkey in a Box?

The phrase "turkey in a box" is one I originally heard my Mother use soon after her recent retirement. My Mother is (and always has been) the "hostess with the most-ess," however as she continues to age, pulling out all the stops for a full-blown Thanksgiving meal is just not in her wheelhouse any longer. Still wanting to provide the perfect holiday dinner hosted at her residence, she's turned to the boxed choices available at a lot of retail food locations. There are good reasons why these pre-packaged meals are growing in appeal such as:

· These traditional turkey dinners come with all the fixings including stuffing, gravy as well as pumpkin or pecan pie for dessert

· Other alternatives often can include beef, ham or vegetarian selections as the main course including relevant trimmings

· The meals are frequently pre-cooked as well as prepared which means they simply need some heating or chilling in advance of serving

· Ingredients commonly are offered in microwave-safe dishes making warming them a breeze

· The opportunity to buy them ahead of time and perhaps, you might have these boxed foods dropped at your doorstep

For those who have just moved to Tulsa and Oklahoma City in the recent past, you needn't track down all the necessary cooking equipment, roasting dishes, pots and pans to be able to cook everything that is usually anticipated in a Thanksgiving dinner considering this option.

2. Potluck Options

This approach is one that is enjoyed and adopted by many households during the holidays and this is the perfect possibility to start a potluck platform for Thanksgiving. This idea is popular as it brings dishes to the table that are special favorites by those that cook them like "Grandma's Amazing Apple Pie" or even "Auntie Edna's Sensational Stuffing" also keep in mind "Uncle Ernie's Superb Deviled Egg Snacks."

For people who have just moved to Tulsa and Oklahoma City and may not have a bunch of dishes or flatware accessible, requests for these items could be instituted as an element of a potluck request. For instance, if Granny is making her awesome apple pie, ask that she in addition bring dessert plates and forks together with her dessert. There's also paper or plastic plates and eating utensils which can be used since friends and family members are aware of the fact your family has just relocated.

3. Renting and Borrowing

When Thanksgiving happens right after you have just moved and some of your bigger things like pieces of furniture remain kept in storage, don't worry because you can invariably rent or borrow items like tables and chairs. Think about your friends or family members like your younger brother who has a large pickup plus a kitchen table that is easily transportable. Have you considered your neighbor who is going on vacation for the holiday and might have these items accessible for you to use?

In case you're going down the rental road, be sure to get hold of these venues as soon as possible as holidays and special occasions are often a hectic time for them. However, many of these organizations are typically well-stocked with chairs and tables as this is the bread-and-butter of their business.

4. An Alternative Spot

The term "host" has lots of explanations from being the residence to a parasite to a location that offers a facility and site for a certain event in addition to people who serve as a master of ceremonies. However, the meaning, "one that receives or entertains guests socially, commercially, or officially" is applicable in this instance. As you will notice, the word home or residence doesn't appear as an element of this definition.

Therefore actually, a person can host a Thanksgiving meal while not fixing the food themselves or furnishing the location where it'll be enjoyed. Think about numerous restaurants as well as other venues which are open on this holiday to serve your friends and family. While exploring for selections on the web which are available, you'll find venues including local casinos that provide all-you-can-eat buffets as a cost-effective choice.

A Concluding Motivational Moment

Even if you don't use any of these solutions to host your holiday meal, the arrival of Thanksgiving will conceivably encourage those who have recently moved to Tulsa and Oklahoma City to unpack their stuff sooner rather than later. Hosting this event is also an excellent way to invite your friends and relatives to visit your new domicile making your new dwelling appear more like home.

Thus, in conclusion, Happy Thanksgiving from everyone at A-1 Freeman Moving Group in Tulsa and Oklahoma City! Here is hoping you genuinely enjoy all the gratitude you'll feel when surrounded by friends and family within your new locale over the holiday season.


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