(Closed) Newlyweds, are you hosting Thanksgiving this year?

posted 8 years ago in Married Life
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Nope, we did last year, but this year we are skipping town and going to Vegas! 🙂 

Post # 4
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

We were going to do it this year with my family a week early (today), but my dad went ahead and had it delivered.  For the actual day we are going to the FH’s family like we always do, back in his hometown. 

Post # 5
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

No we hosted my mom and brothers last year so this year we are going to my ILs place in Georgia – Im excited for the food!!

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

We just went down to my parents for dinner and I decorated a bit using the modern design templates that were part of the Operation Give Thanks (posted by hostess with the mostess). 

They turned out really cute.  I am working on blogging about them now. 

We are going to try to focus our energy on Christmas!! 

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

my Darling Husband has to work on thanksgiving day!  :(.  but that night were driving up to my hometown (thankfully, i’m only stationed 4 1/2 hours away from where i grew up), and we’re celebrating thanksgiving with my family a day late!  and my DH’s dad is also driving to my hometown, staying with my parents, and he’s joining us for our family thanksgiving dinner, too. (which will be hosted by my grandparents, and aunts and cousins will be there…)  so..we have to do thanksgiving a day late, but that’s OK with us this year. 

Post # 8
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Heck to the no. I’m bringing cake and a roasted garlic broccoli-cauliflower dish and my mom is making spinach dip. That’s it!

Honestly, we don’t have the dishes to serve thanksgiving on (although DH’s family’s thanksgiving is always paper plate, casual, buffet-style, but i was raised on china so it’s still weird for me) and we don’t have chairs or tables for 24+ people! Also i think hosting a holiday would drive me crazy–i have this innate need to make everything very gourmet style, so I’d have a bajillion recipes and ingredients floating around. I’d make it way more complicated than it needs to be =].

Plus, if we host….we have to be the last ones to leave!

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

yes we are!

we hosted last year, but didn’t have to cook at all, we just provided our home…

this year we are hosting again, but are also in charge of the turkey, stuffing, and gravy! :O

i am avid cook… but have NEVER baked a turkey in my life! we went out and bougth all of our ingredients this past weekend… and we’re also gona make green bean casserole…

we put up our decorations and i’m so excited 😀

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

No! We aren’t this year, but I would like to eventually. I would like to host it for my side of the family – they are smaller and we never have a super formal thing so it would work a lot better. His side of the family is larger and their holidays are always formal events so I don’t want host that for sure. I’m not sure how that is ever going to work though! If I just host dinner for my side of the family his parents are going to be mad even if we go spend time with them as well – but I know them and I know they would be mad they weren’t all invited. Honestly though, my house is just too small to hold both sides of the family.

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

We are!  I’ve cooked Thanksgiving dinner for the past 3 years at our house, and now this will be the first dinner we host as a married couple.  I LOVE cooking for Thanksgiving – I am literally obsessed with the Food Network at this time of year!

We also just bought a new dining room set and I’m so excited to show it off 🙂

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

This is the first Thanksgiving we are hosting!  We just bought a house in February, and were married in September, so I’m very excited!  I ordered a turkey from a local poultry farm (which is kind of weird for Long Island).  I have never cooked a turkey in my life, so I’m a little nervous about that, but in general I’m a pretty good cook, and I love cooking for a crowd.  It will be really nice to eat Thanksgiving dinner in our new dining room (I never had one in any of my apartments, so it was a “must have” when buying our house), and of course using all of the nice dishes and servingware that I got for the wedding.  It should be really nice!

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Darling Husband is working this holiday season at the hospital – over thanksgiving 3 days and xmas eve and 2 days after xmas. 

We’re doing a mix of celebrating with friends after he gets off work at 8pm, celebrating with the 2 of us on the weekend and driving 6 hrs to see my parents for 2 days over Christmas.  It’s hard with the hospital schedule and 12 hour shifts – evenings are pretty much out since he gets home 8pm ish and goes to bed around 1030 to wake up at 5am.  We have to celebrate on any days off we both have together!  No matter what the date.

I can’t wait to be able to host family if we ever have a place big enough and a normal schedule!  sighh… one day.

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