Twice a month, our fabulous senior citizens (and Steve and I) meet at our church for a potluck lunch. This month, however, we invited them all to come to our home instead for a special Thanksgiving event. We ended up with twenty-two wonderful people who are not only great fun but also great cooks!
The event in pictures . . .
A table set up and ready for drinks.
Folding chairs from the church to take the place of the kitchen chairs moved into the dining room.
The kitchen counter was analyzed . . .
. . . and cleared.
I set out a whole tray of serving spoons, dessert servers, knives, etc. in order to make it more convenient for the kitchen ladies to find things in a hurry.
Got the coffee pot pre-loaded and the sweeteners in place.
Pitcher of cream ready to go in the fridge.
We put out a table with name tags . . .
. . . and sent Snowy to the front porch to look around and make sure everything was in order.
A plastic table from outdoors was brought in and covered with a cloth. Voila! Extra seating!
Steve took a “tea break” before everyone arrived. That little jolt of caffeine was just the ticket.
And then the guests arrived!
And kept arriving!
Fortunately, the guests were good company, good cooks and good cleaners.
When it was all over, no one wanted to leave. That front porch just sorta beckoned.
Snowy is already asking, “When can we do this again?”
He LOVES him some church ladies!
How about you? Many of you are getting ready to host a large crew of folks at your house for Thanksgiving. What do you do ahead of time to get ready for the crowds? Got any helpful tips to share with the rest of us?