Tips for Hosting Thanksgiving in your New Home

Tue, 15 Nov 2011 by Rose Anne Erickson Realty

This could be the year you host Thanksgiving dinner around your own table! Choose one of our new homes in Columbus, GA in time for the holidays and gather friends and family to celebrate with a feast. Here are a few tips to make hosting Thanksgiving simple, impressive and thoughtful.

Try the “less is more” approach when preparing your menu. You only need 2 – 3 side dishes to accompany your ever-important Turkey. Multiple dishes means more time in the kitchen and a lot of leftovers! You can stay with the traditional green beans, stuffing, and sweet potato casserole or venture out by offering pumpkin soup, roasted parsnips with carrots and wilted greens.

A little decorating will go a long way to impress guest joining you in the home you choose from the available new homes in Columbus, GA. Gather a few handfuls of colorful autumn leaves to use in place of a table runner. Then fill various glass vases with fresh cranberries, kumquats, seedpods & acorns to line the center of the table. Finish off by dotting the table with cinnamon scented tea light candles to set a warm inviting mood.

Start with an empty dishwasher! Be sure your dishes are washed and put away before guests arrive. This will help with your clean-up time when the meal is over. You may even be able to clear away plates into the dishwasher between courses keeping the kitchen tidy throughout the meal!

Dinner favors will be a nice surprise for your Thanksgiving guests. Attach a tea bag or two of your favorite assortment to a pine cone tied with twine. Use it in the center of your place settings or make a bowl of them near your door. You can even include a simple hand-written note with endearing terms like grateful, thankful, or family.

Searching for new homes in Columbus, GA can seem like an overwhelming task much like hosting a Thanksgiving dinner. However, taking time to plan and seeking advice can turn the search into an enjoyable, successful adventure. The professionals at Rose Anne Erickson Realty are here to assist you. Contact us today to learn more about available new homes and schedule an appointment.


Contact us for more information about buying a home in Columbus GA or Phenix City AL.