Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Thanksgiving 101 with the new in-laws to be!

So you got engaged over the summer and this may be your first holiday with your new fiance's family. Are you ready? Well, I have some simple tips to ensure your success and enjoyment:

1. RUN

That's right head to the gym for a jog on the treadmill. Research proves that exercise can decrease stress when your mother in-law to be brings her side of the guest list and it includes more people than your venue will hold.

2. CRY

From laughter when your fiance asks why the reception tablecloth color is important! Wait, is he joking? Anyways, laughter relaxes the whole body. A good, hearty laugh relieves physical tension and stress, leaving your muscles relaxed for up to 45 minutes after.


The answer to your teammate and new sister in-law to be's Pictionary drawing. Games are fun and bring people together. Heck, by the end of the night you may have a new bridesmaid too!


A well tweezed eyebrow always leaves a good impression!


Get your eight glasses of water a day! Dehydration can lead to increased blood pressure as the body struggles to pump blood through the body. Keeping yourself calm will come in handy when your new father in-law to be announces that he refuses to wear a tuxedo at the Wedding because he prefers denim.

And if all else fails, prepare yourself for what not to do. Examples of this can be found in this short video:

But seriously, please have a beautiful, happy Thanksgiving with your new family and travel safely!

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