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Three Tips for Hosting a Great Thanksgiving

Hosting Thanksgiving can be a lot of work, and if it’s the first time you are doing it, you want to do a great job. If it’s the tenth time you’re doing it, you still want to do a great job, but it’s probably a little less nerve-wracking each year as you gain more experience and learn what to do…and what not to do.

If you’re hosting Thanksgiving this year, you probably planned your decor and menu, but here are a few tips to make your life a little easier as well…and they all come from Family Dollar.


1. Spice it up: While shopping around Family Dollar you’ll notice how many great kitchen products they offer…everything from cooking spices and bread crumbs to gravy mix, and they are all designed to make time in the kitchen easier. Add some yummy spices to your Thanksgiving dishes for extra flavor, bread crumbs to your stuffing, and brown gravy mix to your turkey gravy to add lots of extra flavor and to save a lot of time (that you could be spending with your family instead). Family Dollar’s private label Family Gourmet offers it all for a perfect Thanksgiving dinner at a great value.


2. Give everyone their desserts: Family Dollar also offers a variety of canned fruit that works double duty, either as filling (for an amazing apple pie) or a topping (how about some cherries on your cheese cake?). It’s an easy way to make a dish more delicious and beautiful, and because it’s such a great value, you can quickly make a few pies and offer your guests a variety to choose from. Everything else you need to make your pie is at Family Dollar too, so pick it all up on one trip. Also, Family Dollar has a complete line of disposable tableware, plates and cups that makes cleaning up fast and easy!


3. Warm up and relax: My favorite part of the holidays, or this time of year overall, is the time we all sit together with a mug of something hot and delicious and relax together at the end of the day. It’s just the best thing ever for me. I love cozy blankets and roaring fires, and I found the perfect mugs at Family Dollar for this. They are only $2 each and are offered in a variety of colors (so your kids can pick a favorite. They are big enough for two hands making it ideal for when you want to warm up both hands on a cold night. These mugs are suitable for hot chocolate with marshmallows, a cup of soup, even a bowl of chili…anything that keeps you warm and toasty on Thanksgiving night (and Family Dollar has big and small marshmallows, and even caramel flavored marshmallows)!


A great Thanksgiving Day starts with a trip to your neighborhood Family Dollar for everything you’ll need to make the day perfect. You’ll find an array of items to season your holidays with flavor, to offer everyone a great meal with tasty desserts (and lots of them), and finally to gather everyone around for a nice fire to warm up and relax.


By Penelope Guzman

TWITTER: @_Penelope

FACEBOOK: PenelopesOasis

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