How to Get Your Home Festive and Feast-Ready for Thanksgiving

Is it your turn to host Thanksgiving this year? Have you realized that the days are counting down and you’re just not ready?

Here are some strategies you can use to make sure all your guests enjoy your Thanksgiving celebration.

Aim for Mood and Candle Lighting

Winter won’t really start until late December, but families in November will definitely notice less daylight as the sun goes down earlier and earlier. Instead of flipping every switch in the house, why not break out all your candles for one of the most festive nights of the year?

Focusing on candles and lamps rather than overhead lighting will create a warm and cozy environment for you and your guests. It will also, and perhaps more importantly, keep their attention on the well-lit faces of the family members and friends all around them.

Get Your Living Room as Cozy as Possible

It’s no secret that a turkey dinner can leave the best of us feeling sleepy and lethargic, and although your Thanksgiving dinner is going to be full of laughter and great conversations, you should expect a large number of relaxed relatives afterwards.

To prepare for this, be sure to pull out all the sofa pillows you own, give them a good fluffing so they’re nice and plump, and distribute throughout your living room. Your guests will sink right into them after the turkey dinner to watch the football game or have a quiet chat.

Set Aside a Children’s Table

Having a single dining table at your Thanksgiving celebration can be great, as it will allow family and friends who haven’t seen each other in years to mingle and laugh in each other’s company. However, some of your younger guests may not be super keen on table manners and may be better suited to their own kid-friendly space.

Setting up a kid’s table at your party is great not only because it will allow your children to mingle and spend time with their cousins and friends, but it can also give your adult guests a chance to take a break from parenting and relax.


Thanksgiving dinner is one of the few times a year that we get to spend time together as families and forget the stress of everyday life, so why not make this year’s Thanksgiving the comfiest yet? Give the furniture and design experts at Miller Bros. Furniture a call today at 1 712-255-3575 or visit us online for more great tips for this festival season.