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5 Ways to Host Thanksgiving on a Budget
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Thanksgiving is about comfort a time to unwind and enjoy a fine dinner with your nearest and dearest. It may be one of the priciest dinners of the calendar year, but it doesn’t need to be the instance.

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The traditional Thanksgiving foods are likely to take up the majority of your finances, so think of a menu program and buy the vital ingredients before you purchase decor, table settings and such. There’s always an excessive amount of food and an overwhelming quantity of Thanksgiving leftovers. The very first point to do is decide what your budget is going to be, as this is most likely the main step in your planning phase.

 

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Just keep in mind no matter what you choose to do, and however lots of people you’re cooking for.

5 Ways to Host Thanksgiving on a Budget
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Decorations or less off

There’s no need to go crazy on Thanksgiving decorations, although it might be tempting to buy ones think about it every year when the holiday comes you most likely to purchase the decorations why don’t you reuse the old there’s even great inspirations on sites like Pinterest to help you going. You can also keep down the cost of Thanksgiving decor by repurposing some of your Halloween decorations.

Keep decorations simple, You don’t really require extravagant decorations to produce the holiday special. addition to any decorations you already have at the house, you most likely have far more than you might imagine.

 

Spend Less for a Frozen Turkey

You can save up to 50% if you choose to buy a frozen Turkey instead of a fresh one depending on where you shop, It only takes 24 hours for every 4 to 5 pounds to defrost in the refrigerator.

 

Don’t go overboard with your side dishes

This year consider serving fewer side dishes to cut expenses, you needn’t bother with sweet potatoes and white potatoes. You needn’t bother with rolls and stuffing. Furthermore, you needn’t bother with more than one kind of dessert.

 

Try not to offer a Full Bar

Rather than facilitating a fully stocked bar for your Thanksgiving supper, I recommend serving simply wine and lager to cut down expenses.

 

Or just eat out

You can always opt to dine out which can save you a lot of money, most restaurants have specials specifically for Thanksgiving weekend as the competition is high.

 

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11 Replies to “5 Ways to Host Thanksgiving on a Budget”

  1. Thanks for all these tips on how to host in a budget. Sometimes, it hinders us to accept guests when we don’t have much savings but actually, there are ways to keep down the expenses.

  2. These are great suggestions. We are only preparing simple meal or simply going out together with our loved ones during Thanksgiving.

  3. oh this is what I’ve been looking for! My family always hosting thanksgiving event for the whole Clan. And this tip would definitely help us budget things. This would be more efficient thanksgiving if we use this tips! Thank you for sharing.

  4. Oh yes.. Thanksgiving is the most pricey of all the holidays in America. Glad we don’t celebrate it that much here in the Philippines.. 😘

  5. Those are some great tips and I’m always up for spending less to save up. What’s more important is the people you are with during Thanksgiving and the memories you guys are making together.

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