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Your Cornerstone Home, the Perfect Place to Gather Together this Thanksgiving
It’s almost that time of year! Before you know it, family and friends will gather together to share laughs, recount stories, and of course, indulge in the deliciousness that is Thanksgiving. Can you smell those festive flavors floating through your kitchen?
If you’re like us, you can’t wait to throw a holiday dinner party in your spacious and comfortable Cornerstone home. Our homes are perfectly designed with entertaining in mind. The open great room encourages easier socializing, while seamlessly flowing into the kitchen so conversations and memories never have to end. Bonus rooms provide even more space so there’s plenty of room to gather together with all who you hold close to your heart: family, friends, and neighbors.
This Thanksgiving, whether you’re a “seasoned host,” or this is the first time you’re having the big meal at your new home, here are some of our best preparation ideas to get you on the way to your most fun (and tastiest) Thanksgiving ever!
Prepare Your Home
Before, “preparing your yard for the fall” was a big chore, but at Cornerstone Homes you can cross this off your list! Living in a maintenance-free community, the days of fall leaf pick up, mulching and weeding are long gone. With your exterior maintenance already covered by us, your yard and curb appeal is always guest-ready.
Now you have the time to devote to decorating and planning your meal! So, hang your Thanksgiving wreath on the front door and start your inside decorating and cooking.
Seasonal table settings - when your guests walk into your home and see the Thanksgiving table set with care and creativity, you’re sending a message of gratitude, peace and welcome.
Decorate your Fireplace Mantel. This cozy gathering spot is a focal point of the room so don’t forget to decorate with this harvest themed mantel.
Start the Party
With so many places in your home to gather, it’s time to get a festive drink into the mix! Give your guests something to smile about as soon as they walk in with a delectable drink of your choosing. Whether you love warm, cider-based drinks, something fruity and fizzy to sip on, or classic wine with a kick, there’s a delicious drink recipe out there to start the fun. We recommend trying one of our favorites, this Cranberry Champagne Cocktail because it’s easy to make, it’s fun to drink, and it’s absolutely beautiful!
Head to your Courtyard and gather around the fire pit to start the festivities. Or gather inside and cozy up in front of the great room fireplace while enjoying hors d'oeuvres on your large kitchen island. Your spacious kitchen allows even the hard working Chef to join in on the fun!
While the adults toast to delicious cocktails and prepare the feast, your grandchildren can spend time playing games together in your bonus spaces. Whether it’s an upstairs loft or basement, they will have plenty of space to work up an appetite without causing a commotion. And not only can these rooms be a fun escape for the kids, they also make great cozy retreats for that after Thanksgiving dinner nap! There’s room for everyone in a Cornerstone Home.
From quality time spent with your loved ones, to new and exciting opportunities in your Cornerstone home and community, life is as bright as it’s ever been. We wish you a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday, and enjoy sharing the warmth of your cozy home with your family, friends, and neighbors!