With a few weeks shy of Thanksgiving Day, the stress and pressure of pulling off a successful dinner for your loved ones may already be taking a toll on you by now. Today we’ll help you start with the basics, the non-negotiables of Thanksgiving, and then if you still have time, you can go ahead and add a few more touches.
It ain’t Thanksgiving at all if there’s no turkey on the table. Using a slow cooker is a genius way to save you from the hassle without depriving your family of the mouthwatering goodness of a good ‘ole turkey. Throw a whole turkey into your trusty slow cooker, add a handful of herbs and spices, and get on with life. Yes, that’s possible. Check out this Slow Cooker Thanksgiving Recipe.
Fall-inspired flower arrangement for the centerpiece
Any feast suddenly becomes more festive with flowers on the table. For Thanksgiving dinner, keeping up with the theme means arrangements textured with an assortment of leaves, twigs, and berries. Because it’s a busy season, making a reservation or calling your favorite florist weeks ahead is highly recommended. For tips on how to keep fresh flower arrangements longer, read our article The Secret to Long-Lasting Cut Flowers.
A bottle of wine
Complement your delectable dishes and encourage long, worthwhile conversations on Thanksgiving dinner with a flavorful glass of wine for friends and family. Pinot Noir is the first choice for this season because of how it beautifully blends with the turkey and all the sumptuous side dishes it comes with.
Gift boxes featuring upscale wines adorned with fine-looking, fall-themed flowers will make not only make an eye-catching centerpiece but an impressive hostess gift, too, if you’re spending Thanksgiving dinner at a friend’s or family member’s home.
An attitude of gratitude
Last but definitely not least, bring an attitude of gratitude. Be thankful for all the things that the year has brought you – good health, a wonderful career, a comfortable life, the company of loving friends and family to celebrate all these things with.
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