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A family celebrating Thanksgiving in their Riverside home.November 21, 2023

Hosting Thanksgiving in Your Riverside Home

The holiday season should be a time of rest and relaxation with your loved ones, but with many homeowners preparing their homes for hosting duties this year, it can sometimes seem more stressful than anything else. At Riverside Homebuilders, we understand the importance of creating a warm and inviting atmosphere for your family and friends during the holidays, and we offer a range of expertly designed new homes in the Greater Dallas-Fort Worth area that blend comfort with style to provide the perfect backdrop for all of your celebrations, so read on to see our top tips to prepare your Riverside home for the perfect Thanksgiving get together. 

Clean and declutter your main rooms

Getting your home ready for Thanksgiving involves more than cooking a delicious meal, it’s about creating a welcoming environment throughout your entire home. If this seems like a daunting task—take it one room at a time. In the kitchen, ensure that countertops are clear, appliances are wiped down and the sink is free of dishes. Next, organize the pantry and fridge and discard anything expired to make room for all of your Thanksgiving groceries. In the dining area, declutter all of your surfaces, removing unnecessary items to create an inviting space for your guests, and fluff the pillows and fold the blankets in your living room to create a cozy atmosphere for the post-dinner nap. 

Add festive decorations

When it comes to decorating for the holiday, keeping it simple and elegant will never be a bad option. Start with the entryway of your home, hang a decorative wreath on the door and consider adding seasonal elements like pumpkins, gourds and fall foliage to your walkway. Moving to the interior, the dining room table is where your creative personality can truly shine through. First, you can add a tablecloth as the foundation, choosing warm tones or classic fall patterns, and enhance the scene even more by placing candles and nature-inspired elements to create a warm and cozy atmosphere. For the centerpiece, a lush arrangement of flowers in rich, deep colors will always impress your guests. 

Create cozy living spaces

Thanksgiving is all about spending time with the people you love most, so it’s important to create enough spaces to enjoy everyone’s company. In your main living area, try arranging your furniture in a way that encourages conversation, creating additional seating around a centrally placed coffee table, and if you have a fireplace, consider lighting it to create a cozy focal point. Providing your guests with a comfortable and inviting space to relax, especially after your delicious meal, will only enhance the overall enjoyment of the day. 

Check the guestlist

Now that your main rooms are ready for Thanksgiving, it’s time to double check your guest list before the big day arrives. As a huge part of the holiday season, Thanksgiving gatherings often involve a mix of family and friends, so taking the time to confirm who is all coming allows you to avoid any oversights, such as forgetting to invite close friends or neglecting to accommodate any dietary restrictions—preventing any last-minute stress or surprises for you. 

Prepare your guest bedrooms 

Finally, if you have any out-of-town guests or family members staying overnight, make sure your guest bedrooms are ready. Start by cleaning and freshening up every room you’ll need, provide extra blankets and pillows, and make sure there’s ample space for them to store their belongings. It’s also a great idea to ensure that you have plenty of toiletries for them to use while they’re starting with you—making your guests feel even more at home.

Home for the holidays

This time of the year is all about spending as much time with your loved ones as possible, and by following these tips, you’ll be able to enjoy your time together without the added stress the holiday season can sometimes bring. If you’re hoping to be in your new home for the holidays or are simply ready to start the process of finding your new home, our team at Riverside Homebuilders is here to help. Browse our new home communities, take a look through our available homes throughout the Greater Dallas-Fort Worth area and give us a call at (817) 601-6230 or fill out our online form today for more information.

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