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Terrific Turkey Day: 4 Ways to Make This Thanksgiving Even More Memorable

Thanksgiving is a wonderful way to bring people together to show gratitude and appreciation for all they have. Whether you’re celebrating with your family, friends, or a loved one, Thanksgiving is an absolutely special occasion. To have an extra-special Thanksgiving, you need to plan properly. Here are four ways to make this Thanksgiving even more memorable.

Make a New Menu

Thanksgiving is full of classic dishes, such as turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, pumpkin pie, and cranberry sauce. While these are all delicious and satisfying, they can become a bit mundane after countless Thanksgivings. You can revamp your Thanksgiving menu a bit by making twists on these classic dishes. Look into fun and exciting recipes that you can make that will wow your guests.

Prepare a Speech

You want to show your loved ones how much you appreciate them. In order to really drive this point home, a heartfelt speech can really make a huge difference in how appreciated your guests feel. Before the dinner, practice a brief speech (about five minutes maximum) that gives credence to your guests and shows how much you value them. You can really add to the positive environment of the evening even more.

Give Themed Gifts

Thanksgiving has the word “giving” in it. So, it’s only natural that you would want to give to your guests. You can really make them feel great by giving them themed gifts, or even gift baskets from companies like The Gift Box or someone similar. It doesn’t have to be anything extravagant. Things like handcrafted cards with nice messages are a wonderful way to spread your love around. You can also inspire them to make lovely gifts for Thanksgivings they host in the future.

Plan Ahead

A great Thanksgiving isn’t conceived the night before. It takes at least a few weeks of planning in order to be successful. Make sure that you purchase all of your food supplies in time, have a recipe plan in place, and have your guests invited in time. When the occasional day of Thanksgiving comes, you can feel relieved knowing how much your efforts have paid off. Plus, the food will taste all the better for it.

We hope this has given you a great idea of how to make this Thanksgiving even more memorable. By planning ahead, making a delightful menu, and showing your appreciation to your friends and family. By using these tips, you can ensure that this Thanksgiving is one of the absolute best.

Tim Esterdahl

Tim Esterdahl is the editor of IFCS blog. He is a married father of three and enjoys golf in his spare time.
Tim Esterdahl

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