Tips For Being a Great Guest at Thanksgiving

November 25, 2013

This Thanksgiving, are you hosting a meal, or are you a guest?

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Our plans this year include volunteering and eating! at Food at First's Community Thanksgiving.  If I've got my numbers right, last year 500 people came. How cool is that?!

Thanksgiving night we've been invited to our neighbor's for dinner, and I'm really looking forward to it

In my quest for the perfect thing to bring

I've run across a wealth of information on that and more.  Everything from etiquette, to hostess gifts, the perfect wine to bring, and primers on the best Thanksgiving pies

Who knew?

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My favorite piece of advice

Don't complain

Repeat after me:  I will NOT complain during Thanksgiving.  I don't care if the turkey is dry or the stuffing is awful, just please don't express your feelings to the host.  If you can't eat some of the food, fine, but don't say it out loud.

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Remember to say “Thank You”

It is Thanksgiving after all!  Make sure to send a quick note to thank your host for putting on an amazing show.

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I've rounded up a few of my favorite posts from around the web

Food 52 – How to Be a Better Guest

TheKitchn – 10 Tips for being a Better Guest at Thanksgiving

ApartmentTherapy – Do I bring a hostess gift to a potluck Thanksgiving?

Tips for a Drama-Free Thanksgiving



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