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Let’s not sugar coat it, hosting Thanksgiving dinner can be overwhelming no matter if it is your first time or your twentieth. Planning and preparation are the key to a successful Thanksgiving dinner. Hopefully with our helpful tips below, you can spend less time in the kitchen and more time enjoying yourself.

Tips for hosting like a boss:

  1. Start planning your menu now. Pinterest has printable planners that can help keep you organized.
  2. Get your recipes out. Mom and grandma’s favorite recipes are a must at thanksgiving.
  3. Start your grocery list. Organize your list by product; meats, dairy, frozen etc. That way you don’t spend money on extra items you don’t need.
  4. Plan your grocery shopping at least 5 days in advance. The sales should be out by than.
  5. Make any dishes that can freeze well or stay in fridge 2-3 days in advance. This will save you time and your sanity.
  6. Utilize your crockpot to keep food warm. That way you are keeping your oven open for the turkey.
  7. Make sure your house is clean two days prior (I know hard when you have kids)
  8. Make sure your adult beverages are chilled the night before.
  9. Don’t forget about bags of ice.
  10. Feed the kids first. That way the adults can enjoy their food.
  11. Have your guests bring their favorite dish.
  12. Don’t forget the dessert. No shame in ordering from a bakery.
  13. Set the table at least one day before.
  14. Assign seats. You can make thanksgiving place cards for your guests. That way everyone is more comfortable.
  15. Lastly, enjoy yourself and your guests! It’s hard work hosting a Thanksgiving feast.

From our families to yours, Happy Thanksgiving, from the LOCAL MOMS. For more information on the LOCAL MOMS, follow us on Facebook and Instagram!

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  • Meet Vanessa Kapus the owner of Aquaduct Plumbing Services and is also in the process of launching “The Local Moms” a new business venture currently in development. Besides running a successful business, Vanessa is a Mom of two smart, funny and handsome boys ages 7 and 4 who’s been married for 6 years to her husband and biggest supporter, Jason Kapus.

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