Thanksgiving is a public holiday celebrated all around Europe. On this day, people show their love and affection to their friends and loved ones by throwing them a party at a special place or cooking something unique for them. Although, Turkey is the main dinner item served to guests on thanksgiving but most cultures celebrate thanksgiving according to their personal tastes and preferences.
With that being said, many people get frustrated while planning to throw a party for their loved ones, which is why we have brought this article to give you a clear picture of what a thanksgiving party should be like. let’s learn more about thanksgiving, its history, and ideas you could adopt this year before planning a party.
HISTORY OF THANKSGIVING
Although many countries have a history with thanksgiving, but United States has a more prominent relationship with this popular tradition. Thanksgiving came into existence in 1619 in the United States, when Thirty-eight English settlers arrived by way of the James River at Berkeley Hundred in Charles City County. The landing was immediately followed by a religious celebration. As the English men landed, they found the land quite ideal for plantation and agriculture which is why they invented thanksgiving as a way to thank God, while keeping the place (located in Virginia) holy.
5 THINGS TO KEEP IN MIND BEFORE THROWING A THANKSGIVING DINNER
You must determine who should you invite and who you should not! Besides this, it`s easier to plan a dinner if the quantity of people is known in advance and on the other hand it will also help you to keep everyone in mind. As there might be a chance while inviting many people in a hurry, you could be leaving some important people behind. So, it`s better to create a list of guests in advance than to regret it for the rest of your life.
Now after creating a guest list, you should decide on a suitable venue to host a party. Which totally depends on the number of people you are inviting. For instance, if you are inviting a small group of people then I would suggest that your home is the best and simplest place to celebrate Thanksgiving. Whereas if you are inviting a long list of people then I am afraid, you should consider an extravagant rendezvous for the guests you are willing to invite.
3) SELECT A THEME
Colors add value to life and with that being said it will add another star to your thanksgiving dinner as well. Aim to incorporate colors into your decoration, place, and a dress code for everyone dressed up at the party. Moreover, adding colors would give a positive impact on your guests while filling the missing piece of a puzzle which will also add a completion effect to this year’s thanksgiving.
4) STAY ORGANISED
By keeping yourself organized I mean to plan and place everything in advance. For instance, if you are planning on throwing a thanksgiving dinner you must shop for every ingredient in advance to avoid huge crowds summed up at the counter to enjoy your thanksgiving without feeling tired and frustrated.
5) FIGURE OUT SOME GAMES TO KEEP YOUR GUESTS ENTERTAINED
The reason people get together is to have a delicious dinner. In fact, many guests leave after dinner which is why adding some games for people of all ages could keep them entertained and engaged even after getting stuffed. I would suggest you add playing cards and traditional thanksgiving games to create an exciting and unique occasion for them.
Well, it`s safe to say that thanksgiving would be incomplete without having some delicious dishes at the table. This is why you should consider adding side dishes before preparing your guests for the main course. So, without further ado, let’s look at some dishes which are extremely cost-friendly.
That’s right stick to something simpler, and it doesn’t get any simpler than mashed potatoes. Though you can add some garlic and cheese to make it look fancy and I assure you it would certainly win the hearts of your guests.
Look after the fitness freaks at your party because regardless of the occasion they will still find an excuse to stick to their diet and that is why sweet potatoes are a great option for guests like these. Healthy, delicious, and whatnot! This dish has all the credentials one could ask for. You can make a sweet potato pie or could throw a bit of marshmallow in there.
3) BRUSSELS SPROUTS
Brussels sprouts are the most popular thanksgiving side dish. While plain brussels sprouts are not appetizing at all, you can roast them and display them in front of your guests, and trust me it’s a dish that they are not going to forget for a very long time!
4) AND FINALLY, THE DESSERT
Desert is the main core of a party or dinner. Regardless of how big a party you have thrown if your dessert is not on point, you are definitely missing out on something sweet for your party. Which is why to add cookies, cakes, and ice creams which will attract your guests with that little sweet element.