How to Throw an Outdoor Thanksgiving Celebration

While turkey and pumpkin pie haven’t been canceled, Thanksgiving celebrations may look a little different this year. If you want to avoid the risks associated with indoor gatherings, our Southern weather may be warm enough for you to host the festivities outside – especially if you have a propane heater or firepit! All you need is some outdoor furniture, decorations, a few blankets (in case it gets chilly) and delicious food and drinks (we suggest red wine and hot toddies to help warm you from the inside).

However, unless you want to spend most of the day leading up to your festivities in the kitchen, you should let someone else handle the cooking—enter Ruth’s Chris Steak House. Our full Thanksgiving Turkey Dinner is the perfect solution for providing a hassle-free holiday feast. To bring Ruth’s Chris to your Thanksgiving table, place your order online by Tuesday, November 24 at 12 noon!

Order a Thanksgiving Feast from Ruth’s Chris

What would Thanksgiving be without the feast? Leave it all to Ruth’s Chris so that you can focus on enjoying the holiday with your loved ones. We may be a steakhouse, but one look at our Roasted Turkey will get everyone’s mouths watering. Served with homemade gravy, sausage and herb stuffing, and cranberry relish, this turkey breast will the star of your spread.

Of course, you can’t forget about those classic Thanksgiving sides! Each meal package includes your choice of 2 family-style sides: Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans with Roasted Garlic, Creamed Spinach, and Sweet Potato Casserole. Finally, “Ruthsgiving” ends on a sweet note with our seasonal pumpkin cheesecake.

All of our Thanksgiving dishes come with quick and easy reheating instructions, so you can have the complete spread on the table in no time. Order today!

More Outdoor Thanksgiving Party Tips

Get ready to take notes! Here are just a few tips for helping you throw the perfect outdoor Thanksgiving celebration in 2020:

Prepare Your Patio

Consider three things when arranging your outdoor setup: social distancing, temperature, and possible inclement weather. Instead of one long table, obtain a set of lightweight card tables and folding chairs, and spread them out as best as you can to keep mealtime safe. Outdoor heaters, washable throw blankets, and a fire pit are all viable options for keeping your guests comfortable into the evening. And if the skies look cloudy, invest in a lightweight popup canopy with plenty of air flow so that Thanksgiving can go on rain or shine.

Deck the Halls for Fall

Fall-themed tablecloths, copious pumpkins and gourds, and cornucopia centerpieces can transform your backyard into a Thanksgiving haven. Strings of twinkle lights and battery-operated lanterns will add ambiance as well as visibility if you’re dining at night.

Lift Everyone’s Spirits with Warm Drinks

We’ve covered the food, but no Thanksgiving is complete without raising your glass to give thanks! Serve hot drinks like mulled wine or cider, hot chocolate, and whiskey-based cocktails to keep everyone extra toasty.

Bring the Fun

To give the kids (and adults!) something to do, look for lawn games that can be played six feet apart such as cornhole and croquet. And if no Thanksgiving is complete without watching your favorite football team or your annual screening of Planes, Trains, and Automobiles, a video projector allows you to continue those traditions outdoors.

Cater Your Outdoor Thanksgiving Celebration with Ruth’s Chris Steak House

Order your Thanksgiving Turkey Dinner from your local Ruth’s Chris today and enjoy a wonderful and safe outdoor celebration with family and friends!