Thanksgiving season is a time to reflect and give back. We could not do what we do without the support of everyone around us. We are truly thankful for all our past clients, our biggest supporters, those that have sent us referrals, and of course our families who are understanding of our 24/7 business. The least we could do to give back to our own community is offer everyone FREE pumpkin pie!! This offer is available to ANYONE who is willing to come pick up their pie in Alpharetta or Sandy Springs. It’s OK if you are not a previous client! We just want to show the entire community some love this Thanksgiving season! Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org saying “Pie Please!!” and we will put you on the list!
Hosting Thanksgiving? We Have a Few Tips!
- Plan and cook ahead as many items as possible.
- Stock your pantry & bar!
- Free up closet space or invest in a coat rack.
- Skip paper plates & napkins. This is a time to be a little fancy 🙂
- Stock bathroom with plenty of toilet paper.
- Prepare tableware one week before (make sure you have all dishes, napkins, silverware, etc.).
- Have an app ready to go when guests arrive. Cheese and crackers is easy and gets the job done!
- Delegate (Have everyone bring a side/dessert and have a certain job).
- Keep things simple. Don’t cook something new! Stick to what you have tried before and know will turn out delicious.
- Chill out – Be present and enjoy the moments. No sense in sweating the small stuff!
Events Around Town
- Nov. 2nd-Jan. 5th: Pink Pig at Lenox Macy’s
- Nov. 3rd-9th: Sandy Springs Restaurant Week
- Nov. 11th: Free National Park Day
- Nov. 16th: Uncorked Atlanta Wine Festival at Park Tavern
- Nov. 16th-Jan. 11th: Holiday Lights at Botanical Gardens
- Nov. 15th-Jan. 4th: Christmas Lights at Callaway Gardens
- Nov. 23rd-Dec. 31st: Holidays at the Aquarium
- Nov. 24th: Tree Lighting at Lenox Square
- Nov. 24th-Jan. 26th: Avalon on Ice
- Nov. 29th-Jan. 5th: Skate in the Sky at Ponce City Market
- Nov. 30th-Dec. 1st: Cirque Dreams Holidaze at the Fox Theatre
- Dec. 1st: Atlanta Pancakes and Booze Art Show
- Dec. 1st-12th: Christmas at Callanwolde
- Dec. 2nd: Children’s Christmas Parade, Reindog Parade
- Dec. 15th: Jingle Ball
The Big “WHEN TO DECORATE FOR CHRISTMAS” Debate!
So, this is just a fun topic to discuss. Although some get very heated about it! Social media alone gives us all sorts of opinions. We personally LOVE decorating for holidays and especially Christmas! However, we are not always on the same page with when to start and when to take down.
Natalie’s birthday is Nov. 27th so some years she shares it with Thanksgiving day. She also hosts a large family for Thanksgiving at her house most years so her way to unwind after all the prep and enjoy her birthday is to…you guessed it…decorate for Christmas! She enjoys a live tree and we all know it’s not ideal to get one of those too soon in the season to ensure it lasts as long as possible.
Megan grew up with parents that always waited til after Thanksgiving to decorate. She continued that tradition throughout most of her adult life. Then she had a baby due right around Thanksgiving. This encouraged her to start decorating earlier than usual that year knock it out before baby. And it’s been going on pretty much ever since! With a birthday to celebrate before/on/after the holiday, she finds it much easier to decorate mid-November even if that means hosting Thanksgiving with a few Christmas trees in the way 😉