Plan a Fantabulous Thanksgiving Alfresco with an Outdoor Marquee

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“What I love about Thanksgiving is that it’s purely about getting together with friends or family and enjoying food. It’s really for everybody, and it doesn’t matter where you’re from!” – Daniel Humm

But it does make a difference where you dine. How does dining under a star-filled sky with the comfort and cosiness of your kitchen sound?


We thought so.

And if you decide to celebrate your Thanksgiving inside an outdoor gazebo, you’ll agree with us.



1. Because it’s Fun!

You should try doing it this year, just for the heck of it.

Thanksgiving is all about being grateful, having fun, and sharing a laugh or two with your family and loved ones. If you pitch a large outdoor gazebo right in your backyard, you can amplify this fun and turn it to one of the most memorable Thanksgivings of your life.


2. Because You Get More Space

Marquees are modular structures, and they offer a lot of space. You also have the freedom and flexibility to decorate them as you want to, without restrictions of walls, doors, and windows. Plus, you don’t have to worry about more guests and less room.


3. Because an Outdoor Marquee Tent is Easy to Setup

And dismantle. Even the bigger marquees do not take up more than an hour to be pitched. And they can be taken down in even lesser duration. On the other hand, think if it was your house instead where you’d have to clean, dust, organise, and move things to and fro to create more room. Just writing about it makes us tired.


4. Because You Get to Bring the Indoor Outside

Carve a turkey, or share drinks inside your marquee while you observe the myriad hues twirling and painting scenic panoramas across the sky.

Just because it’s cold outside doesn’t mean you have to be a couch-potato inside your house. With the right outdoor portable gazebo, you can get the best of both indoors and outside.

Okay, now that you’re celebrating Thanksgiving outdoors this year, here are some quick tips to make your party zingier:

  • Blend in with nature. Embrace earthy tones to add a rustic appeal to your theme.
  • Equip your marquee with heaters so that your guests remain warm and toasty inside.
  • Throw in bright coloured rugs, blankets, and warmers to pep up the ambiance even further.
  • Light up the interiors with fairy lights, chandeliers, and lanterns for an enchanting effect.


What’s For Dinner?

Ready with your marquee and décor? It’s time to plan the menu. Don’t forget to add warm beverages and hot desserts.

Grilled Turkey

What’s Thanksgiving without a traditional turkey? Make sure to begin your menu for the dinner with the right recipe that your family loves.

Side Dishes to the Main Course

Consider adding the sage sausage dressing as a side dish to the main course. You can also consider asking a friend to bring it along, potluck-style.

Or how about grilled spiced potatoes, wrapped in individual foil packets to tickle your taste buds?

Scrumptious, right?

Don’t Forget to Add a Salad!

A mouth-watering cranberry and toasted almond spinach salad is the best way to add fresh veggies to the festive mix.

Desserts are a Must Have!

Whether an apple pie, or caramel apples, top off your Thanksgiving dinner with a yummy dessert.

We hope your Thanksgiving is joyous, fun, and memorable this year. Don’t forget to share your experience with us in the comments section.

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