For everyone who loves to eat as much as they love to entertain, Thanksgiving is as good as it gets. If you’re hosting this year’s feast, be sure to start with a flawlessly clean home, decorate in the season’s best colors and serve the most delicious meal you can make. Your guests will leave feeling happy, full and, most of all, thankful! Here are our tips for hosting the best Thanksgiving dinner ever.
First Things First—Let’s Clean
The first step to throwing a great party, no matter the occasion, is to make sure your house is spotless. How can you accomplish this? Break out your multipurpose steamer to make sure hard surfaces are gleaming, soft surfaces are fresh and there’s not a wrinkled curtain in sight. Be sure to read our guide to using the Jiffy Steamer interchangeable head attachment kit for cleaning up the whole house, from the bathroom to the dining room and everywhere in between.
Bring The Season Inside With Autumn Decor
One of our favorite things about fall is the richness of the colors it brings with it! As the trees get ready to shed for the winter, their leaves transform into the most beautiful shades of red and gold. Use the natural beauty outside to inspire your Thanksgiving dinner decor! Start with a pretty tablecloth (just remember to steam the creases out), then add a centerpiece featuring gourds, pomegranates, leaves and whatever personal touches you want to add. From place cards that match the decor to festive ribbons or wreaths on the chair backs, it’s the little details that’ll really impress your guests.
Serve An Unforgettable Dinner
The main event at any Thanksgiving dinner is the moment that turkey gets carved up and served. But a perfectly cooked turkey is only one part of what should be the biggest feast of the year! Serve up deliciously comforting sides like warm dinner rolls, buttery mashed potatoes and homemade cranberry sauce. And don’t forget the pies for dessert! Whether you’d rather shake things up or prefer to play it safe, be sure to reference our guide to classic favorites and adventurous alternatives.
Don’t Forget To Say Thanks!
Thanksgiving is really all about being thankful for what you have. So whether you’re thankful for your family and friends, the meal on your table or the beautiful fall weather, be sure to give your thanks out loud! Before you eat, have everyone at the table share what they’re most thankful for this year. It’ll make a memorable night even more special when everyone takes the time to consider the what they’re grateful for at the end of the year.