‘Tis the season to welcome your entire extended family into your home (including the twice-removed uncle you didn’t know existed until your mother invited him over). If you’re used to only hosting a small number of people at the same time, these helpful hacks will make your space go the distance during Thanksgiving.
- Make room for mingling. Hang some simple mirrors on the wall; they’ll give off the illusion of a larger room. Invest in some chic foldable chairs, and move seating towards the walls to make room for as much mingling as possible.
- Minimize mess. Make one signature cocktail for the night and serve them in pitchers or punch bowls. Clean as you go throughout the day so you’ll have more breathing room as dishes hit the sink.
- Aim high. Set your sights on hanging decor like festive lighting instead of tablescapes to make room for edibles.
- Ask for help. Ask each guest to contribute a dish. Be specific, though. You don’t want to end up serving three green bean casseroles and four interpretations of cranberry sauce.
- Take a break. Give the house a breather and take the party outside—head to the park for a post-dinner stroll or some football.
With these space saving hacks, the only extra space you’ll need to worry about is saving room for dessert!
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