How to Prepare for Hosting Thanksgiving Like Me
1. Send an Adorable eCard.
I used Paperless Post because I think the card designs are cuter than other evite sites, and the interface is a lot more attractive, too.
2. Wait a few weeks as the RSVPs come in.
Barely think about T-Day planning in the meantime...what's the rush?
3. Buy a Pair of Super-Cute Candles from Nellie & Bean.
What else could you possibly need?
4. Tally up your guests.
Realize that even though it is just your close family (and not even the whole family), you will have over 30 people. Realize further that Thanksgiving is a mere 2 weeks away.
5. Discover that your local café is doing a catering menu.
Order apps & sides! Thanks Salt Air Café!
6. Recruit your aunts to bring dishes.
Stuffing, mashed potatoes, vegetables, a ham, scalloped potatoes, and desserts have all been confirmed from guests.
7. Focus on the bird.
I think my sister wants to try the brine again from last year. Thanksgiving is a lot less stressful when you only have to focus on the bird...and making sure the house is clean and that you have enough dishes and to get the drinks and figuring out seating for 30+ and that you pick up the food you ordered in time. Okay, there's still a lot to worry about.