HGP 2017 - Dining Room Week!

Discussion in 'Holiday Grand Plan' started by AuntJamelle, Nov 20, 2017.

  1. AuntJamelle

    AuntJamelle Well-Known Member

    Here it is!

    Deadline week! Week Thirteen, Dining Room Week, sees us move into the holiday season, and it's time for a reality check.

    Thanksgiving Day falls on Thursday for our American friends and ushers in the holiday season, so this week's cleaning and organizing focus is the dining room.

    Holiday prep chores center on Thanksgiving and turn to planning the celebration ahead.

    Ready? Let's get organized with Dining Room Week in the Holiday Grand Plan!

    http://holidaygrandplan.com/holiday-grand-plan/13-dining-room-week

    HOLIDAY PREP:
    • Deadline Week: If homemade gifts are not done, put them away. After Thanksgiving weekend and go buy something. This is not a contest, this is life.
    • Get everything out for Thanksgiving Dinner and prepare everything that can be done ahead of time. Make sure enough dishes are available.
    • Stock bathrooms and first aid kit.
    • Wednesday: Use one of the Freezer Meals, buy a salad at the store...
    • Friday or Saturday: Have children make/set up Advent Calendar.
    • Set up the Creche area and add figures each day as we read from an Advent book. Continue until Jan. 6 when the wise men come.
    • Let kids get out and inspect Christmas decorations; test tree and other lights, replace bulbs.
     
  2. AuntJamelle

    AuntJamelle Well-Known Member

    Dining Room Task List

    [ ] Dust chandelier
    [ ] Windex glass on china cabinet
    [ ] Clean table, above and below
    [ ] Clean chairs
    [X] Dust blinds/Clean windows
    [ ] Vacuum
    [ ] Polish silver

    Holiday Prep Tasks

    [ ] Finish up gift crafting! Will do dipped pinecone firestarters this week and finish cork keychains...
    [ ] Setup advent calendar
    [ ] Continue baking frozen cookie dough and then freezing baked cookies
    [ ] Make one more batch of Espresso Snowcaps
    [ ] Finish wrapping all gifts to be shipped, prep mailing labels, etc.
    [ ] Pull out cookie tins, wash and dry
    [ ] Try on DS's elf costume for this year's photo shoot to make sure it fits ok
    [ ] Make simple jingle bell collars for dogs for photo shoot
    [ ] Prepare all items being taken to Thanksgiving dinner with family
    [ ] START DECORATING
    [ ] Black Friday SHOPPING!!! - Planning to go to Meijer at 6AM on Thanksgiving Day to pick up several things! Shopping for our adopted family mainly!
     

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