Hosting Thanksgiving can be stressful, especially if you’re doing Friendsgiving too. But, instead of stressing over the holidays, use these hosting tips to enjoy great food while also spending quality time with your family and friends!
If you’ve ever hosted a Thanksgiving or Friendsgiving dinner, you know how stressful it can be.
But the whole point of the holiday is gratitude and gathering. It’s hard to be grateful and enjoy your day if you’re stressing over, guest lists and food. So, if you’re asking yourself “How do I host Friendsgiving?”
Here are some ways to ensure that you go to bed at the end of the day with a smile on your face and everyone has a full belly !
Have a way to entertain your guests:
Whether it’s a classic Thanksgiving game of football or a decorate your own pumpkin! It’s important to put together some kind of activity to keep everyone entertained before and after your dinner. Also, don’t forget to have everyone share what they’re thankful for in one way or another!
Don’t stress yourself out:
Remember that having fun and bonding is the whole point of this get together. If one of your desserts doesn’t turn out exactly how you want it or if you burn the turkey you will laugh about it later. Enjoy your day! You don’t want to remember how stressed you were when you look back.
Make it a potluck:
Signing up to do a Thanksgiving dinner is a big commitment, but it doesn’t always mean that you’re on your own in the planning and cooking. Have everyone bring their favorite Thanksgiving side dish or dessert.
After all, Thanksgiving is about being thankful for your family and friends, so let them help you!
Have fun with decorations:
As fun as it is to set a gorgeous table and have a fancy dinner, you can also go the fun route and pick a theme or simply deck out your home in paper turkeys. It is whatever you make of it !
Stock up on to-go containers:
While it’s a good idea to have extra food for last minute additions to the guest list, sometimes this means getting stuck with leftovers. While everyone loves a good turkey sandwich the day after, the charm stops after a few days of nonstop turkey. Grab some cute to-go containers to send some goodies home with your guests !
Thanksgiving should include a lot of things: good food, great friends and quality time together. But it doesn’t have to include stress. So, let’s leave that one off the list this year.