It is that time of the year again when everyone is getting ready for the holiday season at Bayside in Fenwick Island, Delaware! Luckily, we are here to give you some helpful tips and tricks for your preparation to make this Thanksgiving stress free! Before you start to plan your menu and hunt for the best turkey, take a look at these simple ways you can start to get ready for Thanksgiving at Bayside!

Décorate accordingly – Although decorating your home is not the most important thing to do to prepare for Thanksgiving, it does add to the atmosphere and the feeling of the holidays. Check out our Pinterest board Fall Home Decorating for some great decorating DIY ideas to bring the feeling of fall into your home just in time for the holidays. Coastal & fall inspired table settings and centerpieces will wow your Thanksgiving guests!

Shop at The Marketplace at Bayside – We know that running around and making those last minute Thanksgiving errands can be a hassle. The Marketplace at Bayside is conveniently located in the Bayside neighborhood, and is there for all of your holiday grocery needs! If you really want to get a jumpstart on Thanksgiving, stock up on essentials now that you know you will need, like spices, cleaning supplies or cookware.

Take a hint from The Cove – Because Bayside is close to the beach and the bay, the local cuisine is very seafood centric. To give your Thanksgiving some local flavor, take some hints from the menu at our very own The Cove Bar and Grille, where Coastal Style Magazine’s Best Chef, Scott Viselli, cooks up the area’s best coastal recipes. Add seafood elements and spices to traditional Thanksgiving staples, or prepare additional appetizers that the whole family is sure to love!

Get new conversation starters – Thanksgiving is just the start of the wonderful holiday season, so it is always fun to gather with family for good food and better company. There will always be some interesting dinner talk, so be a part of it and bring something new to the table by attending a class at the Bayside Institute. At the Bayside Institute there are a wealth of life enrichment classes that bring new interests, hobbies, and knowledge exclusively to Bayside residents!

Blow off some steam – The holidays can be a stressful time filled with extensive planning and accommodating your guests. If you are feeling frazzled over the Thanksgiving festivities arriving soon, head on over to the Sun Ridge Tennis and Recreation Center for an assortment of fitness activities that are available year round for our residents!

Now that you are already preparing for Thanksgiving at your Bayside home, it will sure to be one of the best holiday celebrations yet!