Thanksgiving is coming up real soon, and we all know it can be very stressful if you don't plan ahead of time.
We suggest that you start planning right now on what to do, where to go and if you're hosting a party what to prepare.
Here are some ideas that may help you get ready for a memorable Thanksgiving Holiday with your friends and family.
Let's start with food and drinks!
Many of us will be hosting a meal on this particular day and may need some ideas on what to include in our menus. Try some of these traditional - and some not-so traditional - meals as suggested by our community:
So, ready the recipes and make sure to write down all the ingredients needed. You can definitely start shopping now for the frozen and pantry items and go for some last minute shopping of fresh items a day before Thanksgiving Day.
Non- Alcoholic beverages
(most of them offer special Thanksgiving brunch buffet)
Kindly check website for the time.
Let's plan what to do!
It is school break for the kids and, hopefully, work break for Mom and Dad, too. Here are some fun activities to do to keep everyone happy.
You can also check out the Dallas Theatre for all the family shows available and, of course, it is the perfect time to hit the movie theater.
Movies showing that are best for children are Wreck-It Ralph, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, Instant Family, Robin Hood, etc.
Let's talk about where to go for a mini-vacation!
Okay, for people who love to travel during Thanksgiving for a getaway, this is an opportunity to go on a staycation, a road trip, or go somewhere warm or cold. Mind you Thanksgiving is known to be the busiest travel period of the year, so expect higher than usual traffic at airports and roadways.
Here are a few travel ideas:
Staycation is always a great way to bond with family; to relax or explore areas near home. There are a lot of local hotels/ resorts available, depending on your budget. We have chosen 3 great properties perfect for staycations.
To add, you may want to consider these two newly renovated hotels in the city:
Hotel Crescent - situated in the heart of Dallas' dynamic Uptown, finally, finished its 33 million dollar overhaul. Freshly renovated and never been so beautiful! It is a few steps from the Dallas Arts District with easy access to a lot of new restaurants, shopping, and entertainment.
The Adolphus Hotel - "situated on the original site of City Hall, the Hotel was modeled after a beaux arts German Castle. In its recent restoration and renovation, the hotels storied past both celebrated and re-imagined. There is a send of discovery at every turn." WOW!!
And, here are some ideas about some areas that you may want to consider exploring this Thanksgiving holiday.
A road trip can be fun too, and our favorite fall destinations near DFW are Oklahoma and Arkansas. They've got some fantastic foliage, which is a good change of scenery. Plus, staying in a cabin is so relaxing and fun. Check out this Fall in Arkansas article
Lastly, let's not forget about saving money (while spending it)!
Apparently, one of the best strategies to save money is to get the best deal on things that we need (*cough* want) to buy.
Black Friday and Cyber Monday are great to get those items. Many of the deals won't require you to even get out of bed. But, how are we going to prepare for this one? Well... check these websites to gather up the best of the best Black Friday deals both online and in-store.
Have a Happy Thanksgiving and Thank you for all your support for Plano Moms!!!