Five Tips for a Stress-Free Thanksgiving

Celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November, Thanksgiving is the one day per year that most Americans get together with their loved ones to give thanks and eat lots of turkey. While this holiday is fun for most, it can be stressful for others – particularly those who are hosting for a large number of people. If you’re hosting Thanksgiving this year, we’ve got you covered. Read our top 5 tips to make this Thanksgiving as stress-free as possible.

  1. Bring some board games:

Instead of leaving guests to entertain themselves, keep them sane and happy with some old-school board games. Not only can you involve everyone at your house, but it’s also an entertaining and smart way to avoid arguments over the TV remote – or anything else for that matter. Our favorites? Clue, Monopoly, or Twister.

  1. Wear your Ably Apparel®:

Cook in your favorite shirt and wear it to dinner too. Ably Apparel’s all natural stain and odor resistant shirts will keep you feeling comfortable and fresh all day long – whether you’re in the kitchen cooking, serving up side dishes, or partaking in a family game of Twister. Dress up your shirt for the festivities and don’t worry if you spill any wine on it. The stain resistant Filium® technology has got you covered.

  1. Make your menu ahead:

With a little bit of menu planning, you can drastically reduce the stress in the kitchen on the day of Thanksgiving. Plan out your menu ahead of time and prepare as many items ahead as possible. Things like soups, gravies, and dessert fillings can be made ahead, leaving you to spend Thanksgiving day focusing on the pièce de résistance: the turkey.

  1. Have your guests bring something:

Just because you’re hosting doesn't mean you have to cook everything. Oftentimes, guests know that hosting can be a challenge and they want to help in some way. If there’s a particular side, dessert, or appetizer that you don’t want to cook yourself, have a guest bring it. It relieves a little pressure from the host and allows the guest to contribute to the meal.

  1. Remember to give thanks:

At the end of the day, Thanksgiving isn’t about Turkey, apple pie, or mashed potatoes. It’s a day for loved ones to get together and give thanks – for each other and for everything in their lives.

To all our American customers out there: have a Happy Thanksgiving!