Thanksgiving is the time of year where families gather together and enjoy a delicious, traditional Thanksgiving dinner, sharing what they are thankful for from the past year.
Many people look forward to that large dinner with all the fixings, the fantastic company, and amazing conversation, and hosting Thanksgiving is considered an honor.
HOW TO CREATE A BUDGET FRIENDLY TRADITIONAL THANKSGIVING DINNER
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Not only is hosting Thanksgiving dinner an honor, but it can also be extremely expensive.
Thankfully there are ways to create a budget-friendly traditional Thanksgiving dinner that will leave your pocketbook grateful as well.
STICK TO YOUR LIST
It can be incredibly tempting to go overboard when it comes to Thanksgiving.
Therefore, it’s important to create a list and stick to it.
Choose the menu in advance and only add the things you need to create it to your shopping list.
This will save you unnecessary spending.
If you are planning a traditional Thanksgiving dinner, then go potluck.
The truth is, Thanksgiving is a potluck kind of holiday, to begin with.
You don’t have to take it all on yourself.
Get everyone involved and have people bring sides and desserts.
It’s a fantastic way to ensure that all your bases are covered without breaking the bank.
DON’T GO OVERBOARD WITH DECOR
Although it is tempting to create a fall masterpiece in your home, it’s not necessary.
Instead of running out to the store to purchase elaborate centerpieces and décor, you can just as easily put together a simple yet seasonal display using things you have at home.
If you must purchase décor items, different varieties of squash can be inexpensive and repurposed for meals after the big day.
Creating a budget-friendly, yet traditional Thanksgiving dinner doesn’t have to be complicated.
In fact, as long as you stick to the essentials, make the meal a potluck and keep the décor simple, you are bound to host an amazing meal without flattening your wallet.
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