Thanksgiving might look different this year because of the pandemic, but we're firm believers in making celebrations special regardless of guest count.
Already, we've seen the articles circulating letting people know how to have a more low-key Thanksgiving holiday since they won't be socializing or hosting anyone outside of their household.
There is a certain kind of bliss to sweatpants, but we'd like to make an argument against this mentality. Low-key doesn't mean minimal effort, it means scaling back.
A celebration is still a celebration, regardless of guest count.
You'd be surprised how often we need to remind our clients of that, particularly those getting married. Sometimes, couples get caught up in what their guests expect of them based on trends rather than what they'd actually enjoy.
"I know we like cupcakes, but would people rather have cake served?"
"We don't ever use a photo booth at other weddings, but all of our friends like them."
If you like cupcakes, serve cupcakes. If your guests don't like cupcakes, they don't need to eat them. It's isn't their wedding. Their job that day isn't to be impressed by you, it's to celebrate you.
Thanksgiving and a wedding are different, but the idea remains the same in the example I've given: Don't let outside forces dictate your decision-making or influence what would make you happy.
Thanksgiving 2020 is going to look different in many ways. That doesn't mean it needs to take on a less exciting tone. We'd love to surround ourselves with loved ones, but many of us can't this year. What we can control? Enjoying the other parts of the festivities that we look forward to all year.
In our home, we're celebrating by making our favorite foods, spiffing up the house, and practicing a heck of a lot of gratitude.
Below, you'll find our preparation plan and tips on how to make a simplified celebration feel like a celebration no matter how many are in your household.
Yes, preparations begin this week.
It's all in the details, and this year they're for you.
Stay tuned! We'll be releasing our day-of cooking timeline with recommended menu.