Tips on How to Survive Your First Thanksgiving with your Honey!
Thanksgiving is tomorrow and if you're in a new relationship, you may be spending your turkey day with your significant other's family for the very first time! Wow! How scary is that? Don't panic though, Men's Health has some tips that will not only help you survive the first Thanksgiving with your honey's family, but totally rock it!
1. Pace yourself when it comes to alcohol!- Do not get wasted! A little buzz is fine to have, but you do not wanna be more drunk than the hosts. You can make some bad decisions and plus you'll just look sloppy!
2. Don't overshare about yourself!- Give them the basics about you and then use this time to get to know them instead. Wanting to know more (or at least acting like you want to know more) about your significant other's family gives you major points.
3. Sit with Grandpa or Little Susie- Basically, hang with the oldest or the youngest. I'm sure their Grandma, Grandpa, Aunt or Uncle would love to sit with you and tell you stories of another time. Also, I'm sure little Susie is looking for someone to play a board game with her. Both will be fun!
4. Help with the dishes- Any house guest should offer to do this, but when you're in a relationship, it's even more important. My husband is tall and we have short women in the family, so my husband is always the one putting the dishware up high. Help in anyway you can.
5. Don't go overboard with the PDA- I remember one year when my brother brought a girl to our Thanksgiving dinner and watching them kiss totally grossed me out. I think hand holding is fine, even sitting together on the couch, but I think you save the kisses for when you leave.
6. Bring wine- Do I even need to explain this one? Bringing a host/ hostess gift is a wonderful gesture alone, but if you bring one of your favs, it helps them get to know you a little better as well.
7. Send a Thank You Note- If you don't wanna go old school and send a hand written note, I think a nice text saying you had such a nice time and that the food was delicious will definitely go a long way.
I think this are all solid tips that will help you do an awesome job tomorrow at Thanksgiving dinner. Go get 'em!