You’ve decided to buy a new home, and you need to move NOW! What do you do? Buy a Quick Delivery Home, of course! A Quick Delivery Home is a perfect solution for someone looking to buy a high-quality new construction home in a hurry. Plus, no wait means you’ll be in your new home to celebrate this upcoming holiday season! As family and friends make plans to gather, why not combine your housewarming party with a Friendsgiving celebration? As you prepare to create fun new traditions in your quick delivery home, here are a few tips to help make your Friendsgiving celebration a housewarming party to remember!
5 Tips for Hosting a Friendsgiving Housewarming Party!
When it comes to planning a successful, stress-free Friendsgiving, it’s best to try to plan ahead as much as possible. However, if you’ve just recently bought a new home and moved, you may not have as much time to plan ahead. Not to worry! These 5 tips will help you ensure that your Friendsgiving celebration is a stress-free success!
1. Delegate, Delegate, Delegate
One of the easiest ways to reduce the burden of cooking a large Friendsgiving meal is to delegate the side dishes, salads, drinks, and desserts to your friends so you can free up more time to focus on making the Friendsgiving turkey! If you decide to go potluck-style for your first Friendsgiving, make sure you coordinate who is bringing each dish. There are several great, free tools to help you stay organized, like Perfect Potluck, Bring It, or even a simple Google Doc will do. The other benefit of delegating is you’ll be able to experience one of the greatest culinary joys of Friendsgiving – eating many delicious dishes made from other families’ favorite recipes!
2. Customize the Menu
As you coordinate your potluck, make sure to also take your friends’ dietary needs into consideration. Is someone a vegetarian or vegan? Or perhaps lactose intolerant or dairy-free? What about gluten-intolerant? Make sure to communicate these dietary needs to everyone attending; that way they can choose to make/bring a dish that will work for everyone. Who knows, perhaps the tofurky or gluten-free cornbread will become some of your favorite new Friendsgiving holiday dishes!
3. Don’t Forget the Drinks!
While busy making the turkey and coordinating the side dishes and desserts, it’s often easy to forget to plan the drinks! Luckily, there are some great fall-flavored drinks that you can put together quickly in a punch bowl! Try this delicious fall party punch recipe or this apple cider punch recipe. It’s great to have a mix of alcoholic and non-alcoholic options, as well as hot and cold beverages. Consider brewing a pot of coffee or heating up some warm apple cider to complete your Friendsgiving meal!
4. Set the Table
Decorating your home and setting the table ahead of time will save you a lot of stress on the day of your big Friendsgiving housewarming party! Setting your table ahead of time will allow you to identify any gaps in your silverware, dishes, or napkins! That way, you can delegate (step #1) another friend to bring more supplies.
For some fun fall-themed yet affordable table decoration ideas, Pinterest is a great place to start! In a pinch, a few gourds or small pumpkins are perfect for creating a seasonal centerpiece!
5. Play Games
When you host a Friendsgiving, there’s a chance that all your friends know you, but they may not know each other. That means there’s a great opportunity for your friends to become friends with one another! One of the ways to help break the ice is to have some games ready to play. Some fun seasonally-inspired games include the Gratitude Game, play Friendsgiving Bingo, or even something as simple as a large puzzle for your friends to work on while sipping drinks and enjoying appetizers!
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