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Hosting The Holidays in Your New Home in Tres Lagos

November 21, 2017

Are you ready for the holidays? When guests are visiting you at your new house in McAllen, you will want them to feel at home.

If you have guests that are early risers, you might consider setting up a coffee station for them to enjoy. Maybe place a coffee cake or muffins around the coffee area for them to grab and enjoy with their cup of Joe. Be sure to have both decaf and regular coffee, flavored creamers, several types of sugar, coffee stirrers, and maybe some honey so that they can add to their beverage. Somewhere in the room that they will be sleeping, you should make a guest basket filled with items they might need during their stay. In the basket, you can place an extra roll of toilet paper, body wash, shampoo, conditioner, cream, hand towels, toothbrush, toothpaste, and cotton balls. This is always a great gesture because everyone is always in a hurry to pack, that they may forget to pack some important items.

The holiday season is time to spend with your loved ones.

Every year you promise yourself that you are going to make your Thanksgiving a little more special and less stressful, but somehow that never gets accomplished. If you are hosting Thanksgiving for the first time at your new home, it can be a little overwhelming. There are several things you can do to make it less stressful and memorable for you and your guests. Start by making some dishes ahead of time. The desserts can be made a few days before so that way you can free up the oven and some of your time to make other dishes. Try to not attempt a new recipe if this is your first time preparing a Thanksgiving feast. Be sure to figure out how many guests you will be having and set your table the day before. If children will be present, find ways to remind them of the significance of the holiday and how much they should be thankful for. You can set up a fun kids table with turkeys, fall leaves, pumpkins, pilgrims, colorful placemats, and utensils.

Now for some fun!

Round up everyone in the family room and play some games that will keep everyone laughing for hours. You and your family should try out this game called, “Pass it on”. It’s a super simple, yet pretty genius game where not so perfect drawing comes in handy. It’s like a broken telephone game, only this time is in a drawing. Draw what you see then guess what you saw for hilarious and unpredictable outcomes. It is miscommunication at its best! Some other traditional family games are UNO, Monopoly, Charades, Taboo, or Guess Who. Once the games are over, you can now relax and pick up your feet or take a brisk walk on the hike and bike trails in the Tres Lagos community. After all this fun, your family will want to come visit you at your new family home in McAllen every Thanksgiving.




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