At Camelot Homes, we believe it’s important to give thanks every day. That’s why we love Thanksgiving; it’s such a wonderful time to gather with family and friends and enjoy some good food and cheer. And if you’re entertaining in your new luxury home, we have some tips to help you prepare for the big day.
Plan for Success
A few weeks before Thanksgiving, sit down and create a game plan. Choosing recipes and laying out your menu in advance gives you a head start. In doing so, you’ll feel relaxed when the big meal rolls around.
Making shopping lists, organizing seating layouts and sending out invites ahead of time will also reduce your stress level and ensure that you’ll have time to get your luxury home ready for Thanksgiving guests. You may even want to use an online menu planner to stay organized.
Shop and Cook Early
Don’t leave shopping until the last minute. Instead, try to get to the store at least a week in advance. This way, not only will you beat the crowds, but you will also have a better selection of ingredients for all your holiday dishes.
You can also prepare other menu items ahead of time. For example, a few days beforehand, chop any vegetables you will be serving, make cranberry sauce and bake all desserts. You’ll be glad you did!
The Day Before
Reserve Wednesday for prepping final ingredients and getting your luxury home ready to receive guests. Our beautifully-appointed homes are known for their spacious and inviting indoor and outdoor living spaces, so take full advantage of Arizona’s gorgeous November weather and create welcoming spaces both indoors and out. You may even consider seating areas near the kitchen and on the patio so guests can mingle and relax.
Once Thursday arrives, decorate with fall flowers and foliage. You can also add personal touches like seating cards and seasonal drinks to make guests feel welcome.
As the Valley’s premier luxury home builder, Camelot Homes invites you to tour our model homes to see the many entertaining and hosting options we have available. Contact us today for more information.