Thanksgiving is almost here and it’s time to gather around with friends and family to celebrate the holiday. If you’ve always gone to your parents’ or other relatives’ house for the holiday, it can be exciting, but a little scary, to host a Thanksgiving of your own for the first time. In today’s blog post, we are going to provide you with some tips on how to host a successful Thanksgiving at your Akron apartment.

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Start By Creating a Menu

A typical Thanksgiving menu includes a lengthy list of traditional dishes. It’s important to begin by making a list of the dishes you would like to include at your Thanksgiving. And remember, it’s okay to leave items off that seem traditional but aren’t enjoyed by the majority of your guests. For example, if none of your guests like sweet potatoes or green beans, don’t feel bad about leaving the sweet potato or green bean casserole off of the menu. 

You should also take this time to decide which dishes you’ll be making, which your guests will bring, and which your roommates will make. A Thanksgiving menu can seem intimidating at first. Sharing some of that responsibility with the others that will be attending is a great way to reduce your stress so you can enjoy the holiday.

Make a Grocery List

After you’ve decided which items you’ll be making, it’s time to make your grocery list. Go over the recipes for each item and write down the amount of each ingredient you’ll need. After you create this list, double-check your pantry and refrigerator to see what you already have on hand. You can even organize your list by which department you’ll find the items in at your local grocery store to make your shopping trip quick and easy.

Schedule Your Prep Work and Cooking

To have a successful and less stressful Thanksgiving, it’s essential that you organize your time. You can start thinking about this a few days before the holiday or even the week prior if you know which dishes you’ll be cooking. Decide what items you can make the day before and which must be made fresh. You can also do some prep work like cutting up veggies the night before, and many times, desserts can be prepared the day before as well. The less work you have to do on the day of, the more you’ll be able to enjoy your time with family and friends.

Decorate in Advance

With all of the cooking required on Thanksgiving day, you don’t want to have to spend any of that time working on decorating your Akron apartment. You can put out the majority of your decorations for Thanksgiving a week or two before the holiday arrives and then complete the tablescape the night before, so you have less to worry about on Thanksgiving day.

Don’t Be Afraid to Ask for Help

Hosting Thanksgiving, especially if it’s your first time, can be intimidating and stressful. But remember, that this is a time for friends and family, and they will all most likely be willing to help with anything you need if you just ask. Whether you need someone to arrive early to set the table, stop and grab something you forgot at the store, or bring some extra drinks, don’t be afraid to ask for the help you need.  

Are You Ready to Host Thanksgiving in Your Akron Apartment?

Our spacious, luxury apartments at EnVision Apartments are the perfect place to host your Thanksgiving dinner. With the fully-furnished living room, open floor plan perfect for entertaining, and additional seating at the breakfast bar, your Akron apartment will provide the ideal space to enjoy your holiday. 

Are you searching for a new apartment for rent in Akron? The pet-friendly apartments at EnVision Apartments are located directly across the street from Akron University and include all utilities and free internet. Schedule your tour today of our luxury Akron apartments.