A Thanksgiving Party to Rival the Pilgrims’

Can you believe that Thanksgiving is just around the corner? If you’re the kind of person who loves to host, you have a lot on your plate just getting ready — not to mention all of that food that will be on your literal plate soon! Here are some hints on how to have the best Thanksgiving dinner party ever, and we’re even going to challenge the status quo with some offbeat suggestions.

Choose Your Colors
As with any party, a great place to start is with colors. Colors set the tone for the party and give you a foundation from which to choose everything else. Typically, fall colors are the norm for Thanksgiving décor, including burgundy, orange, gold, red, and brown. Cornucopias full of sunflowers, red and orange flowers, and some vines make beautiful centerpieces and tie all of the fall colors together.

Status Quo Challenge:
How about having a black-and-white party? Since most of us don’t dress up much in the heat of Arizona, you could make it a black-tie event in which your guests wears their finest duds. Set the table with black and white everything: dishes, linens, and decorations. Put black-and-white M&Ms in small cornucopias at table settings and to take home. Remember that White Knight Party Rental has all of your table rentals and linen rentals, no matter what colors you choose.

What’s for Dinner?
Everyone expects turkey for Thanksgiving, complete with all of the trimmings. If you don’t want to cook everything and can’t afford (or don’t want) catering, why not host a potluck? Friends and family are usually more than willing to bring a dish or drink to share, and that can cut back on your bill as well as your headaches if you have a little help. Just make sure you have a list of what everyone is bringing so you don’t end up with three types of mashed potatoes and no cranberries.

Status Quo Challenge:
Try something new by adding ethnic dishes into your dinner. After all, the US was founded as a melting pot. How about turkey enchiladas with paella and polenta, topped off with tortes and gelato for dessert? Just for fun, add in a Sno-Kone machine, which will have kids of all ages happy with something other than pie. Yes, White Knight Party Rental has those too.

Plan Activities
The issue with Thanksgiving is that, other than cooking and eating dinner, there’s little to do. If you like football, you can have the TV on, but what about those people who’d rather not watch TV? And since Thanksgiving is typically a family-oriented gathering, you have the younger folks to entertain as well. Keep board games handy (what other time will you have enough people to play Life?) and perhaps another TV for children’s shows. If you have a yard, put out a football and bocce and everyone will be entertained.

Status Quo Challenge:
Who says you can’t have a bounce house at Thanksgiving? A bounce obstacle course is the perfect way for everyone to work off all that food and have fun connecting. It will last longer than your guests do! White Knight Party Rentals are the Phoenix experts on bounce houses, so we’ll help you choose one that’s perfect.

If you need additional suggestions on ways to make your Thanksgiving party more fun than Uncle Bob’s, contact the party specialists at White Knight Rentals: 602-277-2789. We have all kinds of ideas to make your place the talk of the block!

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