You’ve got holiday décor down, but what about the best Thanksgiving hosting ideas to make your event a success with ease? To help you create a memorable, fuss-free event that’s spot on, we turned to Décor Aid interior designers to share their wisdom with us to inspire your holiday gestures.
Invite Extra People
Create a varied mix of guests and invite as many guests as possible to keep the event lively and organic in spirit. This approach will lead the event into unexpected territory, making the festivities feel all the merrier.
Do Prep Work
When it comes to fail proof Thanksgiving hosting ideas, plan ahead and cater to your guest’s needs, whether that be double checking any allergies or food concerns, or understanding their social tendencies.
Customize The Experience
Make the event feel warm and inviting, and make guests feel extra welcome by going the extra step and creating personalized place settings that’ll leave them impressed and flattered at the same time.
Pull Out Old Games
Add some stylish fun to the festivities and dust off old games to entertain and distract guests while you work on setting everything up.
Take the fuss out of Thanksgiving hosting ideas and reserve a few tasks for friends and guests to take over so you won’t be left out of the party while having to take care of every facet.
Keep Conversations Flowing
Dull moments at any party can be awkward, to avoid this, always set seating in a conversational o-shape so everyone is facing each other. And do invite guests to move about for quick conversation refreshes and so everyone can get to better know one another.
Feel Free To Interrupt
With heated politics and family history sure to come up over the holidays, devise smart ways to diffuse uncomfortable situations like a pro. And since you’re the steward of the event, feel free to interrupt unwarranted conversations to keep spirits up while avoiding any potential drama or conflicts.
Think of clever yet practical Thanksgiving hosting ideas that boast unexpected takes to make the event all the more unique and remarkable. Do you live in a temperate local? Why not dine al fresco?
Or is there an often overlooked room or feature in your home that you’d like to highlight? Thanksgiving celebrations are a great time to repurpose and put everything to good use.
Don’t Get Too Involved
Because it’s impossible to control every aspect of even the best of Thanksgiving hosting ideas, relax and let the night follow it’s path, after all, you should be enjoying the event just as much as your guests are. Do kick back and catch up with your guests.
Keep Your Phone Down
To really encourage guests to mingle and enjoy their time in your home, our interior designers suggest housing a catchall tray or basket for guests to store their phones and gadgets, save for when it’s time for pictures.
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