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Are You Hosting or Attending Thanksgiving?

While it takes a lot of planning to host a memorable and special Thanksgiving, there's also plenty to be done if you're a guest at someone's table. You'll need to find out if you're expected to bring any dishes and select a hostess gift. This year, my family is doing a progressive Thanksgiving dinner. I'm excited to be both a guest and a host. How will you celebrate the holiday?

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muse2323 muse2323 5 years
Canadian Thanksgiving was last month; I hosted, so I don't feel the need to host a second one, though I'm kinda hoping one of my friends decides to host American Thanksgiving (like last year)--having two mega meals rocks.
katiekat95 katiekat95 5 years
Always go to my parents house.
bluesarahlou bluesarahlou 5 years
I'm spending a week in another state visiting the bf's family. All but his immediate family lives there, so it's easier for his parents and sister to go there than it is for people to come here. My family will be having Turkey Day a week early since I won't be here for the actual day. So they're hosting, but I've always been in charge of the pies, so I'll be bringing those over. Maybe other stuff too.
Deidre Deidre 5 years
Hubs' family is all local, so my in-laws, cousins-in-law, and aunt-in-law always take turns. It's been their tradition now for a couple of decades, so there's no way to shake up the order. Honestly, I'd sort of prefer to host a smaller-scale version of the festivities. Since I'm a relative new-comer to the family, they always ask me to bring something easy like a salad. They don't quite understand that I'm Southern, which means cooking and hosting are innate talents.
lilkimbo lilkimbo 5 years
Same here, snarky! This year, I guess I'm attending, but the more appropriate answer is "neither." I'm going to a restaurant with my parents.
snarkypants snarkypants 5 years
wow, i cannot type today. my goal IN LIFE is to never have to host thanksgiving :ROTFL:
snarkypants snarkypants 5 years
my goal is live is to never have to host thanksgiving. :ROTFL:
amber512 amber512 5 years
I have never hosted, that's always done by the matriarch in my and my husband's families and I won't be that for quite a long time!
RoaringSilence RoaringSilence 5 years
Attending, but bringing a ton of dishes. I'm also in charge of the decorations :)
fuzzles fuzzles 5 years
Hosting, but at may parents house. I prepare everything but the dessert. I didn't inherit Mom's baking genes, and some serious bloodletting would occur if I attempted dessert duty!
Livvy-P Livvy-P 5 years
I'm hosting! This is my third year. It's just my husband, two kids, my in-laws & my husbands 102 year old grandmother. I'm so excited - I really love cooking the Thanksgiving feast - I make the turkey & sides, and my mother in law will be doing dessert this year. I'm a little nervous because I'll be 32 weeks pregnant by the time the day arrives, and I'll definitely need help from my husband with getting things in and out of the oven! LOL I just can't bend over that easily these days...
bluebellknoll bluebellknoll 5 years
Attending! Last year we hosted so I'm off the hook. Also, I roasted a turkey a couple weeks ago just for the hubby and me. It was way more relaxing than having to do it at Thanksgiving.
Fenchurch1 Fenchurch1 5 years
I'm hosting my parents in my teeny, tiny, NY apartment. My kitchen can only comfortably fit one person so I'm taking the easy way out and ordering a lot in. The turkey will just need to roast and I'll make mashed potatoes, but everything else (stuffing, vegetables) is being delivered.
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