How to Host the Perfect Thanksgiving in your Arizona Home

It’s almost Thanksgiving! If you haven’t prepared activities for your family and guests yet, we’re here to help you out. Here are some activities that will surely make this year’s Thanksgiving memorable.

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Decorate Your Home

As the end of the year draws near, Arizona local crafters come out at local fairs to showcase their best work. We recommend visiting Cosanti and taking advantage of their Holiday Soleri Windbell sale. 

Wow out-of-town guests and decorate your home for Thanksgiving with unique pieces from vendors all over the Southwest. Show them the true beauty of the southwestern desert with indoor and outdoor pieces. 

Add Awnings to Extend Your Entertainment Space

Expand your entertainment area by putting up awnings in your backyard, add tables and decorate the space with colorful outdoor seats. Keep your guests warm in this season's chilly temperatures by adding propane powered heaters or firepits.

All Pro Shade Concepts has has traditional and retractable awnings fit for Arizona homes.

Try New Thanksgiving Recipes

One way of making an occasion memorable is to do something completely different. Aside from turkey and the usual sides, there are other Thanksgiving recipes you can serve your family and guests. The next time you go out to do groceries, look out for local artisan foods that can give your recipes a little twist.

Here is Southwestern take on a traditional Thanksgiving Dinner with items like roasted poblano gravy & Chile-Spiced Sweet Potato Tamales: Southwestern Thanksgiving


Play Fun & Unique Games

Don’t settle for the usual board games. Make the holiday count by preparing something entertaining. Set up a backyard scavenger hunt for kids in the family. Do a relay race while waddling like a turkey. Do a pumpkin pie eating contest. There are so many activities to choose from. Make sure everybody can participate so no one feels left out!

Have Some Backyard Fun

If you prefer an intimate Thanksgiving gathering over the usual party games, you can always hang out with your family by the firepit. Share stories and songs, and roast some food over the fire. If you’re looking for a cozier setting, your patio will do just fine.

Make Your Patio Comfortable

Get zipper-sealed track patio shades from All Pro Shade Concepts for your patio so you can hang out in enclosed space protected from bugs & debris. Buddle up with family and friends, enjoy the brisk weather, drink hot chocolate and catch up with warm and fuzzy stories that remind each other of how much you have to be thankful for. 

You can add a sun, wind, or sun and wind sensors to your backyard patio for piece of mind.

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How to give your house a fresh update using these tips:

Is your house looking dingy, old, or uninviting? After you’ve owned a home for a while, maintenance and additions move lower and lower on your priority list. It’s time to take pride in your home again and get it looking amazing with a few simple (or extravagant) updates that could make all the difference.

Clean up the look of your home’s exterior

How your home looks on the outside reflects on you. You want your home to represent a well-maintained, kept household.


It may seem like a mission, but painting your home can make all the difference. If you do it yourself you can save a lot of money, just be ready to put in the elbow grease since you have to alot time to tape up all of your windows, doors, and trim. Investing in a paint sprayer is inexpensive and will save you a significant amount of time compared to using a paint brush or roller.


Nothing is worse for a home’s exterior look than raggedy, torn-up, or faded window shades. Get quality sun screens for your windows from All Pro Shade Concepts. Their service is outstanding and their screens are custom fabricated to fit your windows. Choose the amount of visibility for privacy, with plenty of color shades to choose from. Add style and sophistication with fresh window sun screens.

Window sun screens can also benefit the interior of your home, which could also use an update.


Refresh your home’s interior look.

How your home looks on the outside reflects on you. You want your home to represent a well-maintained, kept household.


If you’re itching for a big change in your home’s look, consider changing the floors and/or replacing your old couch. A couch that looks flat and old can bring down the look of your living room, as can damaged or worn flooring.


It can be as simple as getting a new rug or a new piece of art to change a room’s dynamic. Add a pop of color or at least replace the old one you’ve been holding on to.

Protect your new furniture, rugs, or flooring from damaging UV Rays from the sun with shade solutions like awnings, window sun screens, or patio shades to reduce the amount of sun enters your home

Create a place for gathering.


Try a retractable awning to add another source of shade in your back or front yard. You can easily set up some tables when you have guests, and retract it when you’re not entertaining. Retracting awnings can also reduce the risk of damage during the monsoon season. All Pro Shade Concepts are the experts in the installation of awnings in Arizona.


Make your back patio comfortable for your guests by installing patio shades (roll-up shades that enclose your patio) which can reduce sun and heat exposure. Customize your shades with different options: manual or motorized control, screen privacy transparency level, or get the zipper sealed patio shades to keep bugs and debris out. Get full luxury with smartphone control options.

Updating the look of your house can be refreshing and motivating to find more ways to better your life. If there are any ways All Pro Shade Concepts can help you in the journey they are happy to help. Call (623) 201-4969 or visit for more information.