Thanksgiving DON’TS When Holidaying with his Family

So you’ve been invited to break thanksgiving bread over at your new beau’s house. Congratulations! NOW DON’T SCREW IT UP.

Whether you’ve been dating for a few weeks or a few years, the first holiday meal you spend at his/her family’s house is UNNERVING to say the least. I mean they’ve got their own traditions, rituals, holiday expectations, and you’re blindly walking into this.

Because I don’t want you to go into this alone..

Here are some tips from the 23504 textline to help you minimize awkwardness so you can instead focus on marathon eating. After all, that’s what Thanksgiving is really about.

Don’t chew with your mouth open. MANNERS ARE IMPORTANT.

Don’t forget to compliment the cook. Someone took the time to make this food, whether you like it or not.

Don’t make out in front of his grandma. Excessive PDA in front of relatives will likely creep him AND THEM out.

Don’t be late.

Don’t try to butt into family business.

Don’t be like “OHH, I don’t eat that.”

Don’t bring up politics or religion.

Don’t refuse anything a mom offers you. TAKE A LITTLE.

Don’t dress like a slut. You want his parents to get to know you, not your cleavage.

Don’t come empty handed. Bring a small side, flowers, WINE.

Don’t forget alcohol. BUT you should limit your drinks to two. You are far less likely to commit any of these other embarrassments if you are sober.

Don’t rush to the couch after dinner. HELP CLEAN.

Don’t act bored. TRUST ME WHEN I SAY.. if you are the one to bring the guy who yawns during an important family event. YOU WILL NEVER LIVE IT DOWN.

Don’t feed grandma’s jellied salad to the dog. Take more mashed potatoes.. then hide the floaters underneath.

Anything you’d add?

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-Katy