Read about setting the Thanksgiving table, how
to set table for Thanksgiving and tableware tips for Thanksgiving
Setting the Thanksgiving Table
Setting the Thanksgiving table is like an art and considered as important as the food itself. Right from the table covers to the dinner-ware, forks and spoons; everything should be placed in a systematic and methodical manner. This will not only aid your guests in enjoying the meal, but will also set the tone for a memorable dining experience. It also serves as a way to express your creativity and inventiveness. A properly set table uplifts the mood of the diners, thereby creating a magical and unforgettable experience. To aid you in setting your dinner table for Thanksgiving, some useful tips have been given in this article. Go through them and enjoy this year's festive dinner like you have never done before.
Tableware Tips For Thanksgiving Dinner
- Setting up the Thanksgiving table takes more planning then you can fathom. It all starts with making sure that you have enough space, chairs and utensils, including plates, spoons, forks and knives for all your guests.
- Take out all your fancy dining equipment, including napkins, glasses, silverware and dinnerware. Wash and cleanse them thoroughly.
- You may also use plastic dining set that is easy to clean and comes in all beautiful designs.
- Arrange the tableware at each seating area, in the correct order.
- The plate has to be kept in the center, knives and spoons to the right, forks and napkins to the left, water and drinks to the right and other small plates, for solids such as bread, to the left.
- Serve soups and chowder in a soup bowl placed on top of each plate.
- If the table on which guests are seated is not large enough to accommodate all the dishes and turkey, place a folding table next to it, where you can place the side dishes, once all the guests have helped themselves. You can get them from the table, for the second and third helpings. You can also put water and ice on the folding table.
- Make space for the turkey and then bring it out as the last dish and highlight of the feast. If it is too heavy, ask someone to help you carry it.
- While serving the food, make sure that everyone is already seated at the table. Always serve the side dishes first.
- After the feast, store the leftovers properly and use them safely for up to 5 days. Wrap them with plastic wrap or aluminum foil and keep them in the fridge.
- To store a stuffed turkey, take out all the stuffing from it and store the turkey and stuffing separately.