How to Have an Attitude of Gratitude This Thanksgiving

By  November 12, 2010

Thanksgiving is the ultimate communal holiday to host.  There are no gifts to shop for and wrap, no extensive decorating, the menu basics are always the same – this celebration is simply about family, friends, food, and an attitude of gratitude! Whether you are a guest or a host this Thanksgiving, make sure to bring an attitude of gratitude to the Thanksgiving table. Thanksgiving is an opportunity to connect in a meaningful way so greet it with an open heart and helping hands. Plan to Party authors Elizabeth Mascali and Dawn Sandomeno offer tips on celebrating Thanksgiving with an “attitude of gratitude.”

Set a budget and stick to it – Feel extremely grateful you didn’t blow your budget.

Be prepared – Plan ahead and manage your tasks so you are feeling grateful when your guests arrive.

Address your younger guests – Treat your younger guests as special guests. Remember they are forming lifelong memories under your roof.

Party with a Purpose – After the main feasting, host an art auction featuring children’s artwork and donate proceeds to a designated charity. This is a great activity to unify the children and adults through the “art of giving”.

If you are the guest, be a grateful guest – Boost your host’s gratitude by acknowledging your thanks for being a part of this special celebration.

The authors of Plan to Party, Elizabeth Mascali and Dawn Sandomeno, are the founders of Party Bluprints Inc. and the wildly successful party planning blog, www.partybluprintsblog.com. Their blog is a wealth of information for hosts new to the themed party scene, as well as those who have been hosting parties for years. The blog and book reflect years of research, knowledge, and feedback on parties that will not only wow your guests, but also avoid breaking even the most modest budget.