Thanksgiving is great. There is great food and great people, you get a couple of days vacation from work, and there are crazy sales.
The only problem is, if it is your year to host, you need to start thinking about Thanksgiving party ideas. At least ideas that will make it fun AND make it easier for you.
Idea #1 Potluck
Just because you are hosting the event doesn’t mean that you must do EVERYTHING. There is plenty to do which means that there is plenty of tasks to divvy up. Let someone take on the appetizers, another the homemade cranberry sauce, and someone else the dessert. You’ll find that Thanksgiving is more fun when you aren’t stuck in the kitchen all day.
Idea #2 Rent the Dinnerware
If you aren’t planning a fancy dinner, consider renting your plates, cups, and cutlery. You can throw them away when you are done which minimizes the cleanup, and you don’t have to worry about anything happening to your dishes with all the extra people in your house. Party supplies are a great way to simplify Thanksgiving.