Killeen Moving Blog - Tips, Tricks, and Insider Info
November 07, 2019

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

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

Moving prior to the holidays creates a number of strains and concerns which are disturbing for several different reasons. The concept of hosting Thanksgiving right after the professional movers have left might sound absurd, but it's pretty simple to pull off with a couple of adjustments. In part one of this two-part blog series, we talked about "why" you ought to host Thanksgiving soon after the moving company in Killeen has delivered your things. In this blog, we focus on "how" you might best host the holiday. So, in this light, the following are four fantastic tricks and tips for hosting an outstanding Thanksgiving event despite the fact that you've just moved.

1. Turkey in a Box?

The term "turkey in a box" is one I originally heard my Mother use right after her recent retirement. My Mother is (and always has been) the "hostess with the most-ess," yet as she proceeds to age, pulling out all the stops for a full Thanksgiving banquet isn't really in her wheelhouse any longer. Still wanting to provide the ultimate holiday meal hosted at her house, she has resorted to the boxed alternatives available at a lot of retail shopping places. You'll find reasons why these types of pre-packaged dishes are growing in interest such as:

· These traditional turkey dinners include all the fixings like stuffing, gravy and pumpkin pie for dessert

· Other selections typically include beef, ham or vegetarian selections as the main course together with appropriate trimmings

· The foods are generally pre-cooked as well as prepared meaning they simply will need a little heating or chilling prior to serving

· Ingredients usually come in microwave-safe containers making warming them a snap

· The ability to buy them ahead of time and in some cases, you can have these boxed dinners delivered to your door

For those who have just moved to Killeen not too long ago, you needn't track down all the necessary cooking items, roasting dishes, pans and pots in order to cook everything that's usually anticipated in a Thanksgiving dinner given this option.

2. Potluck Options

This option is one that's relished and incorporated by a lot of households throughout the holidays and this is an excellent possibility to commence a potluck platform for Thanksgiving. This idea is well-liked since it brings dishes to the table that are signature favorites by those people who prepare them such as "Grandma's Amazing Apple Pie" or perhaps "Auntie Edna's Sensational Stuffing" and don't forget "Uncle Ernie's Superb Deviled Egg Hors d'oeuvers."

For those who have recently moved to Killeen and might not have a bunch of plates or flatware on hand, requests for these things are able to be incorporated as an element of a potluck request. For instance, if Nana is making her awesome apple pie, request that she also provide dessert plates and forks along with her dessert. Additionally, there are paper or plastic plates and utensils that can be used since family and friends are aware of the fact your household has just moved.

3. Renting and Borrowing

If Thanksgiving happens soon after you have just moved and some of your heavy stuff like furniture remain in storage, have no fear since you can always rent or borrow items like tables and chairs. Take into consideration your friends or relatives like your older bro with a large pickup truck along with a kitchen table that may be easily transportable. How about your neighbor who's going away over the holiday and may have these items around for you to borrow?

If you're going down the rental path, you'll want to get in touch with these venues as soon as possible as holidays and special occasions are invariably a hectic time of year for them. However, many of these companies are typically well-stocked with tables and chairs because this is the bread-and-butter of their business.

4. An Alternative Place

The term "host" has lots of explanations from being the dwelling for a parasite to a area that supplies a facility and site for a certain happening along with people who function as a master of ceremonies. However, the meaning, "a person that receives or entertains visitors socially, commercially, or officially" applies in this case. As you'll see, the word home or residence does not occur as an element of this definition.

Therefore actually, an individual may host a Thanksgiving dinner devoid of preparing the food themselves or furnishing the space in which it will be ingested. Take into account lots of restaurants and other places which are open on this holiday to serve your friends and relatives. While looking for possibilities online that are available, you might find locations such as local casinos that provide all-you-can-eat buffets as a reasonable pick.

A Closing Inspirational Moment

Even if you don't make use of any of these possibilities to host your holiday meal, the arrival of Thanksgiving could conceivably encourage people who have recently moved to Killeen to unpack their things sooner as opposed to later. Hosting this celebration is also an excellent way to invite your family and friends to visit your new home making your new house feel more like home.

Thus, in conclusion, Happy Thanksgiving from everyone at A-1 Freeman Moving Group in Killeen! Here is hoping you unquestionably enjoy all the gratitude you will feel when surrounded by friends and family within your new area during the holiday season.


Request a free quote

The Mickelson Family
The Mickelson Family
Best. Move. Ever!
Very pleased with the overall respect and care the men gave to my possessions. Even mailing me very quickly the only thing lost in transit. Would recommend to anyone needing a long distant move.
Read more

Almost there...

Tell us a little more about yourself!
(Contact information is required to submit form.)