- Choose stretchy fabrics, like ponte or jersey knit. You'll be comfortable all day long, whether you are watching football on the couch, cooking furiously in the kitchen, or chatting at the dinner table until the wee hours of the morning.
- Go light on the accessories. Scarves can trail through the gravy, belts might need to be let out a notch after dinner, and heavy bracelets can dig into your wrists during a long meal.
- Rely on bright colors and fun patterns to add a dash of style to your look. Choose something bold for a festive outfit.
- Flared or a-line dresses are great because they create an hourglass shape and let you leave the shapewear at home!
- If you prefer to wear pants, look for a side-zip ankle pant to minimize zipper discomfort after eating a large meal.
It's almost Thanksgiving, the holiday where you have to balance looking nice with being comfortable enough to have extra helpings of everything. For those of you who are newer to the blog, here's a quick recap of my Thanksgiving dressing tips (for more details, check out last year's post):
Now you know what to wear for Thanksgiving, but there are plenty of other pieces that need to fall into place so that you can have a fun holiday with friends, family, and food. Before you make your last run to the grocery store, take a look at this post where I tell you the secret to an amazing pumpkin pie. The best part is that it is so simple that it only requires a small edit to your grocery list!
Do you have overnight guests staying at your house this Thanksgiving? Put a small stack of paperback books in their room so they have a go-to pile of suggestions when they need a little quiet time. Check out this post for my recommendations.
You spend a lot of time planning out the perfect menu for Thanksgiving, so shouldn't the cocktail list be just as special? Using the flavors of Thanksgiving--nutmeg, ginger, and thyme--I have created three easy and delicious cocktails for all parts of the day. If you have a designated bar area, write the specialty cocktails on a small chalkboard so all your guests know what's available. Check out this post for all the recipes.
When your group is looking for entertainment post-football and pre-dinner, pull out a board game. The three games I suggest in this post are easy to learn, fun to play, and won't take all night. If you have a group of people who don't normally play board games, assign someone in your group to carefully read the rule book ahead of time. That person will be in charge of explaining the games and clarifying the rules as necessary. This will ensure that you spend the time actually playing and not just learning to play.
What other tips and tricks do you have for making your Thanksgiving festive? Share your thoughts in the comments!