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

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

Relocating prior to the holidays creates several strains and difficulties which are disturbing for a lot of various reasons. The thought of hosting Thanksgiving just after the professional movers have left might sound ridiculous, but it is pretty simple to pull off by using some adjustments. In part one of this two-part blog series, we talked about "why" you should host Thanksgiving soon after the moving company in Tulsa has delivered your things. In this blog, we go over "how" you may best host the holiday. Therefore, in this light, here are four terrific tricks and tips for hosting a successful Thanksgiving affair despite the fact that you've just moved.

1. Turkey in a Box?

The phrase "turkey in a box" is one I initially heard my Mom use following her recent retirement. My Mother is (and always has been) the "hostess with the most-ess," but as she proceeds to age, putting together a complete Thanksgiving banquet isn't really in her wheelhouse anymore. Still wanting to provide the ultimate holiday meal hosted at her home, she's turned to the boxed choices available at a lot of retail shopping establishments. You will find good reasons why these kinds of pre-packaged dishes are expanding in interest such as:

· Most of these traditional turkey dinners include all the fixings such as stuffing, gravy and also pumpkin or pecan pie for dessert

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

· The foods are frequently pre-cooked and also ready which means they only need some heating or chilling ahead of serving

· Ingredients frequently are available in microwave-safe dishes making heating them very simple

· The opportunity to purchase them beforehand and perhaps, you can have these boxed dinners dropped at your house

For those who have just moved to Tulsa a short while ago, there's no need to find all the necessary cooking equipment, roasting dishes, pans and pots in order to make everything which is commonly anticipated in a Thanksgiving dinner given this alternative.

2. Potluck Options

This method is one that is relished and embraced by so many families throughout the holidays and this can be an ideal possibility to commence a potluck platform for Thanksgiving. This idea is well-liked since it brings foods to the table that are special favorites by those that cook them like "Grandma's Amazing Apple Pie" or perhaps "Auntie Edna's Fabulous Stuffing" also keep in mind "Uncle Ernie's Excellent Deviled Egg Snacks."

For those who have just moved to Tulsa and may not have an array of dishes or flatware readily available, requests for these items are easily incorporated as an element of a potluck request. For instance, if Grandma is bringing her incredible apple pie, ask that she additionally bring dessert plates and forks along with her dessert. There is also paper or plastic plates and eating utensils which you can use given that friends and family members understand the fact your family has recently relocated.

3. Renting and Borrowing

When Thanksgiving arrives shortly after you have just moved and some of your bulkier stuff like pieces of furniture are still kept in storage, fear not because you can invariably rent or borrow things such as tables and chairs. Give thought to your friends or relatives such as your big bro who has a large pickup and a table which is easily transportable. How about your neighbor who's going away over the holiday and may have these things available for you to use?

If you are going down the rental road, you'll want to contact these places ASAP as holidays and special occasions are always a busy period for them. However, these businesses are normally well-stocked with chairs and tables because this is the bread-and-butter of their business.

4. An Alternate Spot

The term "host" has many explanations from being the residence to a parasite to a area who provides a facility and site for a certain event along with folks who function as a master of ceremonies. Yet, the meaning, "a person that receives or entertains visitors socially, commercially, or officially" relates in this case. As you will notice, the term home or house doesn't appear as an element of this definition.

Thus actually, an individual may host a Thanksgiving meal devoid of preparing the food themselves or supplying the location exactly where it will be enjoyed. Consider lots of restaurants as well as other venues that are open on this holiday to serve your friends and family. While exploring for options on the web that are available, you'll find venues including local casinos that offer all-you-can-eat buffets as an economical pick.

A Closing Inspirational Moment

Even if you don't make use of any of these possibilities to host your holiday dinner, the arrival of Thanksgiving may conceivably encourage those who have recently moved to Tulsa to unbox their things sooner as opposed to later. Hosting this occasion can also be an excellent way to invite your friends and relatives to view your new domicile making your new house seem more like home.

And so, to conclude, Happy Thanksgiving from everyone at A-1 Freeman Moving Group in Tulsa! Here is hoping you unquestionably enjoy all the gratitude you will feel when surrounded by friends and family within your new locale throughout the holiday season.


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