Post # 1
Hello ladies 🙂
Just looking to see how everyone celebrates Thanksgiving with their SO’s/fiances/husbands and his respective family.
Last year, I went to two dinners consecutively (two hours apart) and it was exhausting. My Fiance stayed at his dinner after I left and then came for dessert at my house. This year, both my mom and future mother in law suggested on separate occasions that maybe we should combine the dinner this year.
Fiance and I still have seven months till we are married for real but live together so it’s not like I feel we should wait until next year to do the combining thing. We’ve celebrated a few holidays with his and my family and all went pretty well.
Truthfully, I would like to be able to stay in one place for the whole night. LOL. That may be selfish. The only real hurdle in this event, btw, is my sister, who believes that Thanksgiving is best when celebrated with only immediate family. My mom hasn’t proposed the plan to her yet but I think that will be the source of the most resistance (so If I have a whole post of people telling me they do combined Thanksgiving, it would make for GREAT leverage lol).
I don’t want to step on any toes and if it came down to it, I would probably have dinner with my family this year and stop for dessert at my FI’s (although my mom hates the thought of me leaving). That’s fair right?
My question is: how do you guys celebrate the holidays and big dinners such as Thanksgiving? Do you think it’s too soon to combine our dinner?
Post # 3
My family lives 8 hours away so we alternate Thanksgiving and Christmas every year.
This year we were actually going to be alone for Thanksgiving. But got invited to my husband’s cousin so we will be going there. He hosts thanksgiving every year for his family and his wife’s family.
If my family was nearby we would for sure offer to host Thanksgiving as often as possible since my husband makes the best turkey EVER!
I actually really hope to have my family come up for a big Christmas one year. To have his family and my family all under one roof.
I think for you it will be all immediate family. And as long as your sister gets along with your FI’s family I don’t see what the big deal is? They ARE immediate family now imo.
Post # 4
My family and his family are on opposite sides of California, so we can’t combine. His family lives in LA, my family live near SF. I live in LA, so I’ve been spending Thanksgiving with my SO and his family, and then we spend Christmas separate (mine at my family’s, his as his family’s). After we’re married, we’re going to alternate Christmas/Thanksgiving. If I could combine I would! I don’t think there’s a time that’s “too soon” to combine. Do it! It would make things SO MUCH easier!
Post # 5
My SO’s family is flying in this year! We’re all going over to a friend’s house for dinner.
Post # 6
My Fiance and I celebrate with extended family at my aunt’s house. Luckily he’s Canadian (with his family still living there), so there’s no Thanksgiving family conflict. 🙂
Post # 7
We go to my dad’s on Wed. He’s 90, so it’s easier for us to go to him. We go his dad’s Thursdayfor dinner. On Fri or Sat he goes to his brother’s house to celebrate with their mother.
My Dear Daughter goes with us to my dad’s. Her FI works all day Wed. She goes to her inlaws on Thursday for lunch and comes to his dad’s for dinner. She has to work Fri/Sat.