Dallas Moving Blog - Tips, Tricks, and Insider Info
November 07, 2019

Moving & Thanksgiving - Part 2: 4 Fantastic Tips for Hosting a Happy Thanksgiving Even Though You Just Moved to Dallas

Hosting Thanksgiving after movingBy Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

Relocating prior to the holidays creates various strains and challenges which can be disturbing for a lot of various reasons. The thought of hosting Thanksgiving soon after the professional movers have left might seem ridiculous, yet it is simple to pull off with a few alterations. In part one of this two-part blog series, we outlined "why" you'll want to host Thanksgiving soon after the moving company in Dallas has delivered your belongings. In this post, we explore "how" you may best host the holiday. Therefore, in this light, the following are 4 fantastic tricks and tips for hosting an outstanding Thanksgiving event despite the fact that you've just moved.

1. Turkey in a Box?

The saying "turkey in a box" is one I originally heard my Mom use soon after her recent retirement. My Mom is (and always has been) the "hostess with the most-ess," yet as she continues to age, putting together a full Thanksgiving banquet is just not in her wheelhouse anymore. Still wanting to hold the ultimate holiday meal hosted at her home, she has turned to the boxed options available at a lot of retail grocery places. You'll find reasons why these types of pre-packaged meals are increasing in interest including:

· A lot of these traditional turkey dinners include all the fixings like stuffing, gravy as well as pumpkin pie for dessert

· Other options typically include beef, ham or vegetarian possibilities for the main course as well as relevant trimmings

· The meals are almost always pre-cooked as well as prepared which means they only will need a bit of heating or chilling in advance of serving

· Ingredients commonly are offered in microwave-safe containers making warming them very simple

· The potential to order them in advance and in some cases, you can have these boxed dinners delivered to your doorstep

If you have just moved to Dallas not too long ago, you needn't track down all the required cooking equipment, roasting dishes, cookware in order to cook everything which is commonly anticipated in a Thanksgiving dinner considering this option.

2. Potluck Possibilities

This option is one that is relished and incorporated by so many families throughout the holidays and this is an excellent possibility to initiate a potluck platform for Thanksgiving. This concept is well-liked because it brings dishes to the table which might be signature favorites by those who prepare them like "Grandma's Amazing Apple Pie" or "Aunt Edna's Fabulous Stuffing" also keep in mind "Uncle Ernie's Excellent Deviled Egg Appetizers."

For those who have just moved to Dallas and might not have a plethora of dishes or flatware on hand, requests for these things can be incorporated as part of a potluck request. As an example, if Grandma is making her incredible apple pie, ask that she in addition provide dessert plates and forks together with her dessert. Additionally, there are paper or plastic plates and utensils which can be used because family and friends understand the fact your household just relocated.

3. Renting or Borrowing

When Thanksgiving occurs shortly after you've just moved and some of your bulkier things like pieces of furniture are still kept in storage, don't worry because you can always rent or borrow things like chairs and tables. Take into consideration your friends or relatives such as your big brother who has a big pickup truck and a kitchen table which is easily transportable. How about your neighbor who is going out of town over the holiday and may have these items around for you to use?

If you are going down the rental path, you'll want to contact these places as soon as possible as holidays and special occasions are often a hectic time of year for them. However, these companies are typically well-stocked with chairs and tables since this is the bread-and-butter of their industry.

4. A Different Location

The word "host" has several explanations from being the residence to a parasite to a place that provides a facility and location for a specific happening as well as individuals who serve as a master of ceremonies. However, the meaning, "an individual that receives or entertains visitors socially, commercially, or officially" relates in this instance. As you will notice, the word home or house doesn't occur as an element of this definition.

So actually, an individual can host a Thanksgiving meal without fixing the food themselves or furnishing the space in which it will be consumed. Consider numerous restaurants as well as other locations that happen to be open on this holiday to serve you and your guests. While looking for choices on the web that are available, you may find spots including local casinos which provide all-you-can-eat buffets as a cost-effective choice.

A Final Motivational Moment

Even if you do not use any of these solutions to host your holiday supper, the arrival of Thanksgiving will perhaps motivate individuals who have recently moved to Dallas to unpack their belongings sooner instead of later. Hosting this occasion can be a great way to invite your friends and relatives to check out your new home making your new residence seem more like home.

So, in conclusion, Happy Thanksgiving from everyone at A-1 Freeman Moving Group in Dallas! Here is hoping you genuinely delight in all the gratitude you will feel when surrounded by friends and family within your new area over the holiday season.


Request a free quote

The Mickelson Family
The Mickelson Family
Best. Move. Ever!
Very pleased with the overall respect and care the men gave to my possessions. Even mailing me very quickly the only thing lost in transit. Would recommend to anyone needing a long distant move.
Read more

Almost there...

Tell us a little more about yourself!
(Contact information is required to submit form.)