30 Last Minute Thanksgiving Dinner Hosting Tips

By Shannon
30 Last Minute Thanksgiving Dinner Hosting Tips

Are you hosting Thanksgiving this year? The experience can be exciting, and you will feel really proud of yourself for the fact that you pulled off hosting one of the largest parties of the year. But the experience can also nerve-wracking, because there is so much work to do in such a small amount of time. Don’t worry! It is truly worth all of the amazing memories you are creating. Here are thirty tips for hosting that will help make this the best Thanksgiving ever.

Even young children can help by peeling potatoes. Credit: Shutterstock

30. Plan to Delegate

Even though you are hosting Thanksgiving dinner, that does not mean you have to do all of the work on your own. In fact, most friends and family will offer to help you as soon as they arrive at your house. You should plan ahead to delegate certain tasks to other people. This may be as simple as asking for someone to peel the potatoes or cutting carrots.  Or, someone could do the dishes or set the table ahead of time.

Your friends and family will want to help you cook for Thanksgiving. Credit: Shutterstock

But if you are not prepared to give anyone instructions, you cannot fully take advantage of help when it is offered to you. Telling someone to choose anything they like in the kitchen is not necessarily going to be the best help they can possibly give. If you like, you could actually set up small workstations on your kitchen table ahead of time. This way, when someone offers to help, you already have a space ready for them.