Thanksgiving Dinner Survival Tips – Magical Monday

Whether you are planning your first Thanksgiving dinner, or your 50th, Fairy Godmother has some tips to make sure your day is magical!

From start to finish, we want to make sure that you are fully equipped with everything that you need to know!

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In a perfect world, all guests would send back their RSVPs in a timely fashion. But as you know, we live in the real world and sometimes life happens and people forget to complete these things.

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How to be prepared is simple, always having a little extra is just the start!

Without fail, there will be a guest or two who bring a date, a friend, or some sort of companion who they feel are worthy of your Thanksgiving goodness!

An extra place setting or two, leftover entrees and some extra room at the table are the recipe to survive the surprise guests!

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Tablescape from the Pandol’s Fall Harvest.

When it comes to your home cooking, please remember not to take any shortcuts as they provide to be dangerous and ultimately more time consuming.

Don’t forget the pie!

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Add to your Thanksgiving ambiance by adding a pie bar for your guests to select from a variety of baked goodies.

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Fall Harvest Desserts

Delish has put together a list of traditional, and not so traditional, food items that are more than acceptable for a Thanksgiving feast!

Is there a specific way to set the table for a Thanksgiving dinner, you ask?

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There are a multitude of ways to “wow” your guests with more than just your phenomenal cooking skills.

How you present your feast is everything!

Just picture it… Pumpkins and candles, everywhere!

Fall Harvest Pumpkin Decor

Fall Harvest Pumpkin Decor

The Fairies are forever thankful, but we asked a few of the Fairy Godmother team what they were thankful for in business and in their personal lives!

Colleen said… 

I am thankful for so many things in this business.  Thankful for every client that says “yes to Fairy Godmother”, that trust us with their very special day, whether it be their wedding, a birthday, company party, or special event.  Thankful for the wonderful team of “friendor’s” I have mad.  But most of all I am thankful for my team.  I cannot begin to express what they mean to me.  We work hard, play hard and laugh a lot.  We are successful because of them.  I adore each of them and love all of their unique strengths they bring to our clients, our team and to each other.

I am thankful in my personal life for a loving husband that supports me in both my Bank life and in my Fairy life, for a son that I am so proud of living on his own far from home and thriving, for all of my family whom I wished lived closer, I love when we are all together. I am thankful for my friends.

I am thankful to have found my purpose in life, to coach and mentor others, to believe in them before they believe in themselves.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Janet said…

I am most thankful for my wonderful, loving and supportive family! I am so very thankful for this wonderful life I have been given.
I am thankful for the opportunity to be a part of the Fairy Godmother team. I have learned so much this past year and have met some very amazing people in the area of wedding and event planning. The support and encouragement of the team and my mentors have helped me to strive and work to be the best I can be and for that I am so very thankful. From the brides and the clients I have come in contact with, I am thankful for the opportunity to meet each and every one of you!

TJ said…

Wow! Where to start…

I am thankful for my phenomenal support system, without them I would be totally lost in translation. I am thankful for my health, the opportunities I have been provided, and the amazing people I get to call friends.

In business, I am thankful for this wonderful new endeavor I have found myself on. I am thankful to go to a “job” where work and fun are most often the same thing, and my co-workers have turned into family.

There are 171,476 documented words in the English language, and I don’t have enough of them to express my true gratitude to all the things, and people, who have helped shape who I am today.

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On behalf of Fairy Godmother, we would love to extend our deepest thanks this holiday and wish you all a “fairy” happy Thanksgiving!