Hosting Thanksgiving Dinner | North St. Petersburg Apartments

At Provenza at St. Pete, our beautiful homes will offer the perfect backdrop for every lifestyle. Our selection of one, two, and three bedroom floor plans and beautiful amenities around every corner are sure to accommodate your needs and provide you with the best place to call home. With Thanksgiving right around the corner, now is the time to start planning your day if you will be hosting the holiday. We’ve gathered a few tips that will help make the day go smoothly and keep you as stress-free as possible. View our guide here and get ready for Thanksgiving at our North St. Petersburg apartments!

Get a Plan Together

One of the most important things that you will want to do when you first decide to host Thanksgiving is to get a plan together. Knowing what to expect in the days leading up and having a rough outline of when things will need to be prepared will allow you to move through the day with ease, knowing what you need to do next. You can make a list of the grocery items that you need, map out exactly how long your dishes will take, and when everyone will arrive so you can make a timeline for the day. You can even make the day easier on yourself by turning the meal into a potluck so you won’t be in charge of preparing everything. Having a plan for the day and having all that you need on hand will make the day go as smoothly as possible.

Make Things Ahead of Time

If you’re preparing a variety of dishes, you may want to go through your list and see if there is anything that you can ready ahead of time. Things like pie crusts, casseroles, and refrigerated items can be made ahead of time and reheated so you won’t have to worry about getting a variety of dishes together and making sure they’re warm and ready at the same time. This will allow you plenty of time to get all of your dishes together, as well as getting yourself and your home ready and you won’t be scrambling right before everyone arrives.

Have Plenty of Seating

Once you have more of a solid head count of who will be coming, make sure you have enough seating for everyone that will be in your home. Both around the table and in the common area is where everyone will be gathering most of the time and having a place for them to sit will ease your mind as your hosting. If you need to get more seating, you can run to a nearby store and grab lawn chairs, or you can have your guests bring their own chairs to sit in. Having plenty of seating in every space will make everyone feel comfortable in your home.

With these tips, you can make hosting a breeze at our North St. Petersburg apartments. Come home to Provenza at St. Pete and contact us today for more information!