Canadian Thanksgiving takes place on the second Monday in October, right around harvest time. The perfect time to cook up all the amazing veggies you’ve been growing in your garden. For those in urban dwellings, farmers’ markets are a great place to pick up your Thanksgiving feast local ingredients.
There is a first for everything and this might be your first time hosting Thanksgiving dinner.
JP Catering to the rescue with our top 5 rules for hosting an amazing dinner:
- Plan ahead. If you are reading this and haven’t bought your turkey yet. Stop. Go get it.
- It’s a full day of cooking, so plan to pour lots of your favourite Canadian wine.
- You don’t need to have plates on hand for 20 people regularly but on Thanksgiving… Remember, you can rent ANYTHING! Plates, glasses, linens, chafing dishes, and even seasonal decor. This takes us back to tip #1 about planning ahead. This is also a great tip for those living in smaller homes or apartments.
- Plan a toast. Share what you are thankful for and give others a chance to share too. It’s what the holiday is all about.
- This is one of our favourite rules. Let kids be kids. When they are done eating, it’s ok if they leave the table. Set up a colouring station or fall activity nearby and let the adults finish the meal kid-free (even if just for a moment).
Like any successful event, planning is key.
For more party planning tips, check out How to Cook for a Crowd.
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