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 ahead of the holidays creates various stresses and concerns which are disturbing for many various reasons. The thought of hosting Thanksgiving just after the professional movers have left may sound outrageous, but it's simple to pull off with the help of some adjustments. In part one of this two-part blog series, we talked about "why" you should host Thanksgiving just after the moving company in Killeen has delivered your items. 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 might have just moved.

1. Turkey in a Box?

The term "turkey in a box" is one I first 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 full Thanksgiving meal just isn't in her wheelhouse any longer. Still wanting to have the perfect holiday meal hosted at her home, she's resorted to the boxed options available at a lot of retail shopping establishments. You'll find good reasons why these types of pre-packaged meals are increasing in popularity which includes:

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

· Other alternatives often consist of beef, ham or vegetarian possibilities for the main course including appropriate trimmings

· The meals are typically pre-cooked in addition to prepared so this means they only will need a bit of heating or chilling prior to serving

· Ingredients commonly are offered in microwave-safe containers making warming them very simple

· The ability to purchase them in advance and possibly, you could have these boxed dinners brought to your door

For people who have just moved to Killeen a short while ago, you don't need to track down all the essential cooking equipment, roasting dishes, pans and pots so that you can cook everything that is commonly anticipated in a Thanksgiving dinner considering this option.

2. Potluck Possibilities

This method is one which is enjoyed and embraced by many households throughout the holidays and this is an excellent opportunity to initiate a potluck platform for Thanksgiving. This concept is popular since it brings foods to the table that are signature favorites by those who cook them for instance "Grandma's Amazing Apple Pie" or perhaps "Aunt Edna's Fabulous Stuffing" and don't forget "Uncle Ernie's Outstanding Deviled Egg Hors d'oeuvers."

For those who have recently moved to Killeen and may not have a bunch of dishes or flatware accessible, requests for these things can be incorporated included in a potluck request. As an example, if Nana is making her incredible apple pie, request that she also provide dessert plates and forks along with her dessert. There's also paper or plastic plates and utensils that can be used given that family and friends understand the fact you and your family has just relocated.

3. Renting and Borrowing

When Thanksgiving arrives right after you have just moved and some of your bigger items like household furniture are still in storage, have no fear because you can normally rent or borrow such things as tables and chairs. Take into consideration your friends or relatives like your younger brother with a big truck along with a table that's easily transportable. Have you considered your neighbor who is going on vacation over the holiday and might have this stuff around for you to use?

In case you're going down the rental road, be sure to contact these venues ASAP as holidays and special events are often a hectic period for them. However, many of these companies are normally well-stocked with chairs and tables since this is the bread-and-butter of their market.

4. A Different Place

The term "host" has several meanings from being the dwelling for a parasite to a area who offers a facility and location for a specific happening in addition to individuals who serve as a master of ceremonies. However, the meaning, "a person who receives or entertains company socially, commercially, or officially" pertains in this situation. As you'll see, the word home or residence doesn't appear as an element of this definition.

Therefore theoretically, a person can host a Thanksgiving dinner while not cooking the food themselves or supplying the place where it will be ingested. Take into account many restaurants as well as other places which are open on this holiday to serve you and your guests. While looking for selections on the web that are available, you'll find locations like local casinos which provide all-you-can-eat buffets as an affordable option.

A Concluding Motivational Moment

Even if you do not use any of these solutions to host your holiday supper, the arrival of Thanksgiving could conceivably encourage individuals who have recently moved to Killeen to unbox their things sooner rather than later. Hosting this event can also be an excellent way to invite your friends and family to visit your new home making your new house feel more like home.

So, in summary, Happy Thanksgiving from everyone at A-1 Freeman Moving Group in Killeen! Here is hoping you genuinely delight in all the gratitude you'll feel when surrounded by friends and family inside your new location over the holiday season.


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