How to Host an Outdoor Thanksgiving

Outdoor Thanksgiving

It’s the most wonderful time of the year… well, almost. It is finally time to start planning your holiday fun, and we can’t think of anything better than hosting an outdoor Thanksgiving. Your house stays cleaner, the food is more fun, and you’re spending time together in the fresh air. Especially here in the North Richland Hills area of Texas, Thanksgiving is probably the most comfortable weather we have. Take advantage of it. Here’s how to host an outdoor Thanksgiving. 

Fire up the Green Mountain® Grill

Nothing quite signals the feel of fall more than the smell of smoke in the air. Hosting an outdoor Thanksgiving is pretty easy when you have the right equipment. A Green Mountain Grill is perfect for ensuring you create a Thanksgiving meal to remember — whether you decide to go more traditional with a turkey and all the fixings or a little off the beaten path with something a bit different. When hosting an outdoor Thanksgiving, first make sure you have the perfect grill for the occasion. Then decide on the approach to food.

Traditional Thanksgiving

If you’re planning to take the more traditional route for the Thanksgiving meal, we suggest trying this recipe from Green Mountain Grills for the Mountain Man’s Special Turkey. You’ll be spending your day around the grill with your friends and family waiting for a delectable, whole-smoked turkey that you brined overnight to ensure the most tender and juicy meat. Encourage your guests to bring the sides, so you can all still enjoy potatoes, green beans, and dressing to go with your perfectly cooked turkey in the great outdoors. 

Off the Beaten Path 

Since you’ve decided to host Thanksgiving outdoors, you’re already thinking outside the box. We suggest trying something a little less traditional for the meal’s main event. How about this Smoked Prime Rib recipe? The end result is just as impressive as a whole turkey when you place the fully smoked and beautifully tender Texas-sized prime rib in the middle of the table. Pair it with some simple side dishes that your guests can bring like baked potatoes or salad, and you’ve got an impressive and delicious Thanksgiving meal that may become the new tradition for you and your loved ones. 

Backyard Setup

In addition to your Green Mountain Grill, you’ll need to make sure you have tables for the food and chairs for the guests. Decide if you’d like a more formal set up or a more laid back feel. You could have full sized tables with tablecloths and chairs for each guest or simply set up camping chairs around the grill. You could also consider a bonfire for after the meal to roast marshmallows and make s’mores or just spend some time enjoying each other’s company. If you really want to invite your guests to relax and unwind, you can also offer the use of your Sundance® Spa to end the perfect outdoor Thanksgiving. 

Whether you need a grill, spa, or pool service we’re here to help in the North Richland Hills area. A-Quality Pools has what you need to create the perfect backyard space to host an outdoor Thanksgiving. Give us a call or stop by our showroom today!

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