Thanksgiving, that slim slice of pumpkin pie between Halloween and Christmas. It’s essentially the saving grace of November for everyone looking for a three-day vacation of calorie crunching before reality sets in once again.
Alas, there is a very specific art to enduring this American holiday, one that includes a 20-pound poultry, buttery pie crust, the honorary pig-skin, and having fun with all the relatives you wish would stop pestering as to your social life. At OppoSuits we’re ready to embark on this festive journey with you by detailing a few key ways on how to celebrate Thanksgiving without wishing you hadn’t spent all that money on the flight home.
It’s all fun and games until your jeans don’t fit:
The common plebian wouldn’t pay much attention to their attire on Thanksgiving, but you know just how tight your belt can get after stuffing yourself with stuffing. You need a comfortable outfit, something that feels like pajamas, but looks like a million bucks. We’re about to shamelessly plug our own product for this section on Thanksgiving outfit ideas, so look away before you hurt your eyes. When the plates start piling up you’re going to wish you buttoned yourself into an OppoSuits Thanksgiving Suit. This easy to wear, shamelessly debonair suit, was specifically engineered for a night like Thanksgiving where you want to throw your inhibitions away and eat that sixth slice of pie. No judgment here because this suit will cradle you home, tuck you into bed, and then accompany you on a midnight adventure to the fridge for leftovers.
Nobody puts gravy in the corner
Aside from Thanksgiving being a national holiday, the second greatest part of Thanksgiving, aside from possibly wearing a suit from OppoSuits, is the food. Your Instagram followers, aka your mom, are lying in wait for this year’s editorial photoshoot on cranberry sauce and mashed potatoes. And your stomach is lying in weight for a night of culinary heaven. You’re a fan of it all: the turkey, the gravy, the stuffing… but as much as you love tradition, you wouldn’t mind spicing it up a little bit with a few of these Thanksgiving dinner ideas:
Turkey Sliders with Stuffing Biscuits: There’s nothing worse than arriving at the dinner table before the meal is ready. So, ensure you’re never meal bamboozled again by serving these bite-sized turkey sliders to munch on before you’re shuttling pots out of the oven like their presents under the tree.
Cranberry Ice Cream: If drizzling cranberry sauce over turkey isn’t your cup of tea, then maybe eating it for dessert will do the trick. This easy to make recipe is going to hit the spot, so instead of putting it on your turkey, you can put a heaping scoop on top of your pumpkin pie!
Deep Fried Sriracha Turkey: We have no idea what this recipe entails… but we’re going to leave it right here and let you decide if you’re game or not!
How to relax during your Thanksgiving celebration
Sometimes it feels like your distant relatives plan an all-day interview with you during the holidays. Are you dating anyone? When do you want to start having kids? Are you doing well in school? Is work giving you a promotion? It never seems to end! But we’ve put together a few Thanksgiving tips on how to enjoy spending time with your family.
- Conspire with Your Cousins: You’re probably not the only person on the Thanksgiving table getting the third degree from a great uncle whose first name you forgot. Before dinner starts work out some emergency distress codes so that if you feel cornered by ancient relatives, your cousins could come to bail you out!
- Doctor the Seating Chart: For some reason, it always seems like you’re seated next to someone born a century before you… it always looks like you miss being on the kids’ table where you can eat pigs in a blanket to your heart’s content. So this year play some musical chairs and secure yourself in a spot next to your favorite relative.
- Pretend That You’ve Lost Your Voice: We could all learn something from the Little Mermaid and “magically” loose our voices for a few hours. This one is pretty simple, just close your mouth and keep it closed the whole night—just make sure you don’t get caught!
Leftovers are for quitters
At the end of it all, don’t forget what Thanksgiving is all about: family, food, and gratitude. You might drive yourself crazy looking for the right outfit, of getting the cranberry sauce to drizzle just right, but at its core don’t overthink these things. If your bowtie isn’t perfectly straight or the turkey is a little dry, remember to be thankful for what you have and extend a hand for those who don’t.
Happy holidays from all of us at OppoSuits!