The pressure to host the perfect Thanksgiving can overwhelm the most laid-back host. Luckily, we have already done the digging to find the perfect ingredients to make your holiday perfect. Included you’ll find tons of great ideas, from games to play while the family is visiting, to cocktails that will wow your guests, we even have some incredible tips for all that leftover turkey!
We hope these tips take away some of the stress of planning, and leave you anticipating a Thanksgiving spent with full tummies and grateful hearts.
Our Top Picks
This year we are obsessed with these signature options. If you’re looking for a dish to bring to a potluck, a cocktail perfect for the occasion, or an appetizer fit for the season, you can’t go wrong with these delicious recipes!
- Savory Baked Apples with Sausage Sage Stuffing
- Apple Pie Salsa with Cinnamon Sugar Tortilla Chips
- Cranberry Champagne Cocktail
If you’re still looking for some other festive ideas, take a look at our other favorites from food, to drinks, to games!
When guests arrive and the turkey’s cooking, or for an after dinner treat, a seasonal cocktail makes you appear to be a host who has it all together. Here are a few of our favorite selections to quench your thirst!
- The Maple Perfect Manhattan
- Hot Mulled Cider (non-alcoholic)
- Ginger Cranberry Cocktail with Vodka or Gin
For even more great cocktail ideas, take a look at this link.
The Main (Side Dish) Event
Everyone knows that the turkey is the star of the show on Thanksgiving. But we love to stack our plates high with decadent side dishes. Try these side dish and appetizer ideas to wow your guests with something unique on the buffet this year.
If you’re still looking for other awesome side dish ideas, check out these recipes.
While everyone is feasting, it’s a perfect opportunity to break out the most decadent dessert recipes. While pumpkin, apple, and pecan pies are all perennial favorites, there is something to be said for crafting a dessert that will make everyone say “ooh!” and “ah!”
Tantalize your sweet tooth with these other delicious dessert ideas!
Keeping the Kids Entertained
Most people plan for the kids to be entertained with the annual viewing of the Thanksgiving Day Parade. But when adults are busy with meal preparations, it’s fun to have backup ideas for the littlest guests. If you’re struggling to find some game ideas to entertain the youngest turkeys, try some of these fun printable game ideas!
These are just the beginning, find tons of other game ideas on this list!
Leftovers that Aren’t Afterthoughts
On Black Friday your leftovers turkey sandwich tastes incredible and reminds you of warm Thanksgiving memories. By the following Tuesday, most everyone thinks “I can’t bear another bite of green bean casserole!” These are some unique ways to eat up your leftovers and reconfigure them into mouthwatering meals that don’t even feel like leftovers!
- Leftover Turkey and Sweet Potato Frittata
- Thanksgiving Leftovers Hand Pies
- Leftover Turkey Waffle Melts
We’re looking forward to using these interesting ideas for our own Thanksgiving celebrations. We are especially grateful for you, the members of our client family, this year. From the Ferzoco Group to your family, we hope your Thanksgiving celebrations are delicious, warm, and filled with gratitude.
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