Oklahoma City Moving Blog - Tips, Tricks, and Insider Info
November 07, 2019

Moving & Thanksgiving - Part 2: 4 Fantastic Tips for Hosting a Happy Thanksgiving Even Though You Just Moved to Oklahoma City

Hosting Thanksgiving after movingBy Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

Relocating prior to the holidays creates various pressures and difficulties that are distressing for several distinct reasons. The thought of hosting Thanksgiving soon after the professional movers have left might seem absurd, yet it is easy enough to pull off with the help of a couple of adjustments. In part one of this two-part blog series, we outlined "why" you ought to host Thanksgiving shortly after the moving company in Oklahoma City has delivered your items. In this blog, we discuss "how" you may best host the holiday. So, in this light, below are 4 fabulous tips and tricks for hosting an outstanding Thanksgiving celebration even though you have just moved.

1. Turkey in a Box?

The phrase "turkey in a box" is one I initially heard my Mother coin following her recent retirement. My Mom is (and always has been) the "hostess with the most-ess," but as she continues to age, putting together a full-blown Thanksgiving feast is just not in her wheelhouse anymore. Still wanting to provide the ultimate holiday dinner hosted at her residence, she has turned to the boxed choices available at many retail food places. You will find reasons why these pre-packaged meals are expanding in interest which includes:

· A lot of these traditional turkey dinners include all the fixings like stuffing, gravy and pumpkin pie for dessert

· Other choices commonly consist of beef, ham or vegetarian selections for the main course including relevant trimmings

· The meals are frequently pre-cooked in addition to prepared meaning they only will need a little heating or chilling prior to serving

· Ingredients frequently come in microwave-safe dishes making heating them very simple

· The opportunity to purchase them beforehand and in some cases, you could have these boxed foods dropped at your house

If you have just moved to Oklahoma City in the recent past, you needn't track down all the essential cooking utensils, roasting dishes, cookware to be able to make everything that's usually expected in a Thanksgiving dinner given this choice.

2. Potluck Options

This method is one that's enjoyed and incorporated by so many households throughout the holidays and this is an excellent chance to commence a potluck platform for Thanksgiving. This concept is well-liked since it brings foods to the table that are signature favorites by those that make them such as "Grandma's Spectacular Apple Pie" or even "Auntie Edna's Astounding Stuffing" and don't forget "Uncle Ernie's Excellent Deviled Egg Hors d'oeuvers."

For those who have recently moved to Oklahoma City and might not have a bunch of plates or flatware handy, requests for these items can be incorporated as an element of a potluck request. For instance, if Nana is making her incredible apple pie, request that she in addition provide dessert plates and forks along with her dessert. There is also paper or plastic plates and flatware that can be used since friends and family members understand the fact your household has recently moved.

3. Renting or Borrowing

When Thanksgiving happens right after you have just moved and some of your bulkier stuff like household furniture remain in storage, have no fear because you can always rent or borrow things like tables and chairs. Think about your friends or family members like your older brother with a big pickup plus a kitchen table that is easily transportable. Have you considered your neighbor who's going away over the holiday and might have this stuff accessible for you to use?

In case you are going down the rental route, you'll want to get in touch with these places as soon as possible as holidays and special occasions are invariably a hectic time for them. However, these businesses are usually well-stocked with tables and chairs since this is the bread-and-butter of their business.

4. An Alternative Location

The term "host" has many explanations from being the dwelling to a parasite to a place that supplies a facility and location for a certain event as well as people who function as a master of ceremonies. But, the meaning, "an individual that receives or entertains visitors socially, commercially, or officially" is applicable in this case. As you will see, the word home or house does not occur as a part of this definition.

Thus technically, an individual may host a Thanksgiving dinner devoid of cooking the meal themselves or supplying the space in which it will be consumed. Think about many restaurants as well as other venues that happen to be open on this holiday to serve your friends and relatives. In searching for options on the internet which are available, you may find locations including local casinos that offer all-you-can-eat buffets as a cost-effective choice.

A Closing Inspirational Moment

Even if you do not use any of these possibilities to host your holiday meal, the arrival of Thanksgiving could conceivably encourage those who have recently moved to Oklahoma City to unbox their belongings sooner instead of later. Hosting this event is also a very good way to invite your family and friends to view your new home making your new house appear more like home.

Thus, in summary, Happy Thanksgiving from everyone at A-1 Freeman Moving Group in Oklahoma City! Here's hoping you unquestionably savor all the gratitude you are going to feel when surrounded by family and friends in your new location over the holiday season.


Request a free quote

The Mickelson Family
The Mickelson Family
Best. Move. Ever!
Very pleased with the overall respect and care the men gave to my possessions. Even mailing me very quickly the only thing lost in transit. Would recommend to anyone needing a long distant move.
Read more

Almost there...

Tell us a little more about yourself!
(Contact information is required to submit form.)