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10 Things to Know When Moving up From The Kids Table at Thanksgiving.

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For some this may be your first  Thanksgiving where you attended as an adult instead of one of the kids. 

You may feel a little lost about what to expect (after all how could you see what really went on from the kids table every year)

Hopefully this list will help you as well as others who have a few questions.

1. Right off the bat know that someone there will say something negative about what you bring. It always happens and always will. Just smile and let it go!

2. If you are not hosting the dinner and it is a sort of pot luck which most family thanksgivings are, you should ask the person hosting the party if they have a preference to what you bring. This helps avoid double dishes.

3. It is usually a safe bet to bring a side dish, desert and a drink. This helps insure that there will be enough. (cousin Suzie always shows up with her hubby and 3 kids with only a bowl of macaroni and cheese)

4. Ask the hostess if certain family members always bring a particular food. Lord knows you don't want to have better deviled eggs than Aunt Maye who makes the worst ones ever but always insist on bringing her special recipe eggs each year. This would insure no Christmas card for you from Aunt Maye, ever again.

5. Bring a box of Ziplock bags with you for things you want to take home. But warning DO NOT be that person who LOADS up a huge box of left overs to take home. Don't be greedy! You will be talked about when you leave I assure you!

6. Even though you are sitting at the adult table do not over drink, be too loud or use bad language. Mind your manners, after all you don't want to be moved back down do you?

7. Help your hostess clean up after dinner. There is nothing worse than hosting a huge dinner and then everyone leaving you to do all the dishes and cleaning up. Do this even is she says you don't have too.Even if its just walking around the house to pick up empty glasses, trash and plates.  It will not go unnoticed or unappreciated.

8. Have fun and know that there is nothing better than spending time with your family and friends. 

9. Don't let anyone or anything make you feel bad. Set your mind to this being a wonderful day and look forward to doing it again next year!

10. I almost forgot; if you are planning on bringing a friend or date make sure your hostess is aware ahead of time…just in case it is an issue for some reason. (you don't know this but they stopped letting people bring dates because aunt Kathy always brought some homeless looking guy who cased the house to see what he could steal) so asking never hurts. 

Have fun and Happy Thanksgiving


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