4 Last-Minute Thanksgiving Hosting Ideas
Don’t worry, you aren’t the only one who’s recently Googled “when is Thanksgiving this year?” and realized Turkey Day is practically right around the corner. It’s the holiday where everyone gathers to feast on the most delicious food, make memories with loved ones, and express gratitude for all the positives in life.
If you’re hosting Thanksgiving at your apartment this year and want to do something spontaneous for your guests, we’d love to share several Thanksgiving ideas (or Friendsgiving ideas) that will make this year memorable.
1. Vegan Thanksgiving Ideas
Vegan Thanksgiving ideas have become so popular over the last few years, so instead of only cooking your traditional holiday dishes, recreate go-to recipes from your Thanksgiving menu into delicious vegan-friendly sides. You don’t have to be on a special diet restriction to enjoy:
• Baked Vegan Mac and Cheese
• Simple Vegan Stuffing
• Vegan Pumpkin Pie
• More Vegan-Approved Recipes
These non-traditional Thanksgiving dinner ideas can be just as delicious than their non-vegan counterparts, and your guests will be so busy grabbing seconds they won’t even notice the difference!
2. Thanksgiving Decoration Ideas
Run (don’t walk) to your local TJ Maxx, Target, and Ross to shop the most adorable Thanksgiving décor flooding the aisles. A cute entryway with multi-colored pumpkins, a rustic wooden welcome sign, and a fall-inspired wreath will set the mood for Thanksgiving Day before your guests even enter your home.
You can also make a statement with festive Thanksgiving table décor by adding a unique cornucopia on a stunning table runner. Your dishes and tableware can also serve as statement pieces if you choose plates, goblets, and silverware that stand out from your typical cutlery. It would also be a unique idea to explore Thanksgiving menu ideas and create a physical menu listing what your guests will eat.
3. Fun Thanksgiving Craft Ideas
Arts and crafts are a great way to spend quality time with loved ones of all ages. At your upcoming gathering, visit your local arts and craft shop and pick up some art supplies for little ones and adults to enjoy. You can make Thanksgiving crafts like Toilet Paper Roll Turkeys, DIY Pumpkin Soap, Thankful Wind Spinners, and more!
4. Virtual Thanksgiving Ideas
If there’s one thing we’ve learned from a global pandemic, it’s that you can still spend quality time with loved ones even if you’re miles apart. Host a Teleparty together on Netflix and opt for a casual pre-made meal from your favorite supermarket – Whole Foods has hearty meals you can enjoy without the stress of cooking.
Other virtual Thanksgiving ideas include playing games like virtual family bingo or getting strategic with a virtual escape room.
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