Tips for Hosting a Small yet Delightful Thanksgiving Feast

Thanksgiving dinner plate

Thanksgiving is just around the corner and with it comes excitement for comforting cuisine and time with loved ones. However, in 2020, table settings may be fewer while families continue to practice social distancing. If you’re hosting a small gathering this year, here are some tips for keeping it both memorable and intimate. 

Rethink The Big Bird 

If you’re cooking for just a few people, a large turkey might overwhelm the table. Instead, experiment with a different main course. Lamb, glazed ham, and roasted duck are delicious alternatives that are equally (and maybe more) delicious. If you don’t want to give up the beloved and classic turkey, consider not purchasing the whole bird. Or, try your hand at one of these cozy comfort foods from around the world

Schedule Video Calls with Loved Ones

Link up with loved ones near and far by scheduling video calls. It’s important to set a time, as different parties may be cooking or eating at various points in the evening. Another fun option is to schedule a video call over dessert. You can show off your baked goods and chat with loved ones from afar in a less formal setting. 

Try Something New

With a smaller crowd it’s easier to shake things up with new, fun activities. After dinner, enjoy a game night and try your hand at a new activity like charades or Heads Up. Or, before dinner, head out for a socially distanced hike to build up an appetite. In future Thanksgivings, you’ll look forward to sharing your new traditions. 

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