Thanksgiving stands for delish holiday food, beautiful table settings, and of course lots of precious moments. When hosting a special holiday gathering, you probably have lots of questions on your mind. It is always helpful to have a few Thanksgiving Table Tips and tricks at your fingertips. And we have the best ones for you, as always.
Whether you are concerned about how much food to cook, or how to set up the table, you can check our helpful guide. Hosting a gathering is not that easy, and we can help you with that.
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Buy the right amount of food
We know that overbuying is one common practice that usually ends up in wasting more money than you planed. What to do instead? Plan the amount of food as catering services do. They set up an average amount of each food per guest, and then multiply this by the number of guests. The result is a perfect amount of food that will be enough for everyone.
Here is the average amount so you can plan the food:
- Turkey: 1 lb per guest
- Potatoes: 1/2 lb per guest
- Additional vegetables: 1/3 lb per guest
- Pie: each one is enough for 8 guests
- Sauce or gravy:1/3 cup per guest
- Appetizers: 6 pieces per person
When you have these number on your mind, you can easily plan the food. Multiply by the number of the guests that will come, and shop for ingredients according to that.
You really don’t need to go to the store in order to get table decorations. Work with what you already have, and with what has Mother Nature gifted. Check this amazing gallery for some inspirations. Include some fall flowers to bring freshness on the table, a few small pumpkins, and a nice centerpiece that will amaze your guests.
Casual and formal table setting
With having these two different styles of table settings, the question is:Which one to apply and how? For events such as Thanksgiving a casual table setting is commended. It is easy to assemble and the end result is fascinating.
You can notice the clear difference between these two on this helpful chart: