Your Holiday Home Guide From Ashley HomeStore
We can all agree that last year’s Thanksgiving season was underwhelming for a lot of people — but this year is different! To help you make this year’s Thanksgiving a holiday to remember, your friends at Ashley HomeStore in Cheyenne have put together this quick and easy guide to hosting the best Thanksgiving! For all of your holiday home décor and furnishings, don’t forget to visit us and browse our huge showroom! You’ll find all the holiday accents and special finds you need to set the stage for your holiday festivities.
Thanksgiving Meal Ideas
At any Thanksgiving celebration you have your staples — turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, green bean casserole, etc. You can find quick and easy recipes for those in seconds on Pinterest or the Food Network. However, you can spice things up a bit with some exciting curveballs! What if you start things off with a nice hot bowl of sweet potato soup? Keep things fresh (and maybe a little healthy!) with a delicious arugula salad with apples and pecans. You can go full-on comfort food with a decadent side like baked macaroni and cheese. As long as you have the essentials everyone loves, you can also try out some new and exciting sides to keep things interesting!
Whether you’re a seasoned holiday host veteran or this is your first year taking on the role, it’s always to your benefit to have a plan — don’t just wing it the day of! Give yourself plenty of time to make preparations and account for things like guest accommodations, grocery shopping, and prep time. Here’s a good place to start. Make a list of the following:
- How many guests are attending? Don’t forget to include yourself!
- Where will everyone be eating?
- What’s your comfort level in the kitchen?
- Do you have reliable go-to recipes for Thanksgiving classics (turkey, potatoes, etc.)?
- What can be prepared ahead of time?
- Does anyone have dietary restrictions that need special accommodations?
If you answer these questions, you’ll be in a pretty good spot for getting started with your Thanksgiving day plans.
Decluttering the House
Once you have your plan in place for Thanksgiving Day, take the time to organize, declutter, and clean your house. This is a great time to take stock of what space you have available for entertaining, what works, and what is missing. At this stage of planning, we recommend making a visit to your local furniture showroom! Visit Ashley HomeStore in Cheyenne and we’ll help you find whatever it is you need to entertain this holiday season — from dining room sets and guest bedroom sets to accent pieces and décor.
Hosting is a big responsibility, and it’s easy to find yourself so preoccupied in the kitchen or entertaining your guests that you forget to take the time to enjoy yourself! With a good plan in place, it’s much easier to ensure you enjoy the company of your family and friends, the spectacular display of delicious holiday foods, and maybe even sneak in a power nap on the couch after dinner. The most important thing is that you are able to spend quality time with the people you care about the most — and Ashley HomeStore is here to help make that happen!
This Thanksgiving, make Ashley HomeStore your destination for all things home-related. Our showroom is open seven days a week here in Cheyenne, and we ship all over Wyoming, Colorado, and Nebraska!