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Be A Great Potluck Host For Thanksgiving!
by: Kathy Smith

Being the host of an appetizing potluck isn't as easy as it sounds but it's definitely fun once you learn how to handle one, especially when it's during a warm and fruitful holiday like Thanksgiving. Here are ways that might help improve those hosting skills.

1) Write down the number of people you are expecting on that day. Your family, friends, neighbors, business partners, colleagues, anyone you are expecting or the ones you invited. Don't forget to include the people who might be coming along with them (kids, girlfriends, boyfriends). This list will help narrow down the quantity of prepared food needed.

2) The holiday's potluck must have the common or usual dishes in order for things to remain traditional. But adding new ones to the developed menu isn't a bad idea. It's actually a brilliant idea! Select a specific menu you plan on having for the dinner and inform the expected guests about it. Try looking for a selection which you think everyone will appreciate. The holiday's potluck must have the traditional turkey, veggies, garnishes, condiments, desserts, berries and breads.

3) Make everything easier by e-mailing the chosen menu to expected guests coming. Also ask what dish in the selected menu they plan on bringing over. Some are nice enough to volunteer in bringing more dishes. A family might even bring more than expected.

It would also be easier if they could tell you the food they plan on bringing ahead of time to avoid guests bringing the same kind. So deadlines must be set. Inform them the number of expected guests coming that day for them to know the amount of food they'll be preparing.

4) An extra hand is always useful in the preparation of a successful Thanksgiving potluck, so do not hesitate to ask. You could just probably ask the closest to you or anyone free on that time to go to your house earlier and give you a hand.

It's a lot more fun having someone accompanying you rather than having no one helping you out. This will make the tasks lighter and faster to accomplish, plus you also have the opportunity to bond with each other more. More things you may be thankful for.

5) Display the prepared potluck on one table big enough for all the dishes. Arrange it like how a buffet is done to let that appetite grow. Make sure everything is set well. Potlucks are best eaten when self-served, especially when it's Thanksgiving.

Invite everyone to eat. Start by digging in yourself. But of course don't forget to say grace before doing so. Let's be reminded of what Thanksgiving really means. Then, nothing else is left but to have fun with Thanksgiving potluck. Happy Thanksgiving!

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Kathy is a food Lover! You can check out her very popular Thanksgiving Recipes website where she shares some of her Thanksgiving Stuffing Recipes and Thanksgiving Turkey Recipes on

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