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Hosting a Thanksgiving to Remember

There is no question that hosting Thanksgiving is very different than BBQ catering in Akron. Certainly, Thanksgiving comes with it’s own set of expectations. Hosting your first Thanksgiving can be a challenge simply because of that fact. Are you hosting your first Thanksgiving this year? Read on for tips from caterers in Akron, Ohio, that can help make your family holiday memorable.

Tried and true traditions. If your family has traditions that they have held for many years, incorporating those traditions can help to make the day a success. Whether it is a certain green bean recipe or a particular time to eat, Cleveland caterers say that even small nods to family history will make your guests happy. Does that mean that you shouldn’t try anything new? Not at all. In fact, Caterers Akron says that this is a great time to try new recipes, a more casual set up, or even try frying a turkey.

Have more meat. Though most families eat turkey on Thanksgiving, catering in Cleveland believes it is okay to add another main course. Whether you choose to add ham, a beef tenderloin or even a variety of sausages, having more choices means happier guests.

Potlucks are fun. One of the best parts about Thanksgiving is having everyone bring their favorite dish. On top of having a great range of foods to choose from, it allows people to bring their favorite foods and to share something from their own kitchen. As the hostess, ask each person to bring a dish and Caterers Akron says not to be shy about asking what they are bringing. Knowing ahead of time that Aunt Suzie will be bringing her pumpkin pie will let you mark it off of your list of things to prepare.

Plan ahead. The most stressful part of Thanksgiving is how much food there is to prepare. The best way to eliminate the stress is to plan ahead. Cleveland Catering says that the most common mistake is not planning for plenty of time to thaw a frozen turkey. You can eliminate that hassle by simply buying a fresh turkey.

Hosting your first Thanksgiving can be a fun event if you allow for some traditions to be kept, have people bring food to share and plan ahead. Do you have questions about how to pull off a great Thanksgiving meal? Call Special Moments Catering today for help. We’ll even do the cooking for you!

With Many Thanks!

We thank you for all you did to make Michael and Heidi’s wedding reception so special. The set up was beautiful! You seated 120 people in our barn with plenty of dance floor, which we put to good use! The food was prepared perfectly! The bartender was great as well! We look forward to our next event with you!

~ Ron and Nancy Marhofer
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