Thursday, December 8, 2016

10 Tips for Hosting a Large Thanksgiving Dinner in a Small Home

Thanksgiving is a great time for all the family to get together and share a delicious meal. However, Thanks giving can be a challenge if you have a small home and are hosting a large party. Have no worries though this challenge is totally do able. When hosting a large Thanksgiving dinner in a small house remember to use the space that you do have very carefully. Here are 10 tips for hosting a large Thanksgiving dinner in a small home.

Tip 1 Use more than one area for your guests to eat in


One of the problems with hosting a large Thanksgiving party in your home is that you may not have enough space in your dinning room to host everyone. The good thing about a house is that you have more than one room, and you may have a porch or back yard as well. Use all the space you can towards your advantage.


Tip 2 Make sure you have enough places for people to sit


When hosting a large Thanksgiving party in a small home make sure you have enough seats for everyone. You may not have enough tables for people to put their food on but if you have chairs or couches for people to sit in that makes all the difference.


A good idea to do before your party is to gather all the chairs that you have to see if you have enough. Remember you can also use your back yard seating and if you need to you can always purchase some cheap foldable chairs.


Tip 3 Put your food in one area and make it buffet style


The best way to serve Thanksgiving dinner to a large party in a small home is buffet style. Usually if you have a small dinning room and try to fit a whole bunch of people in one table where the food is no one will have any space. By putting the food in one area of your home and arranging it in buffet style it will be easier for your guests to get their food and have plenty of room to eat it.


Tip 4 Be organized


It is always good to be organized especially if you have a small home and a large Thanksgiving dinner party. Make sure you are neat and put set up everything in a organized and easy way.


Tip 5 Use disposable utensils and dishes


If you are having a big Thanksgiving dinner in a small home it is good to use disposable utensils and dishes. By using disposable items you will be able to keep your home clean and you don’t have to do a bunch of dishes later.


When deciding on the right disposable dished and utensils buy ones that have a Thanksgiving theme on them.


Tip 6 Have a lot of trash bags and cans available


When having a large Thanksgiving party in a small home it also good to have garbage or trash cans around, that way you don’t have a big mess later.


Tip 7 Make sure all your guests are comfortable


Sometimes a small home with a lot of people in it can be a stressful or intense place. Make sure all your guests are comfortable. Offer everyone to get seconds or thirds. If everyone is well fed they will feel very comfortable and full.


Tip 8 Make sure your home is at a comfortable room temperature setting


Another issue when having a large Thanksgiving party in a small home is keeping the temperature of the house cool. Body heat and the heat from your kitchen can make your home very warm. If you have air-conditioning then make sure it is at a good temperature so every feel comfy. If you don not have air-conditioning then make sure to open doors, windows, or have fans.


Tip 9 Use placemats and coasters


When you have a lot of people in your home for Thanksgiving and you don’t have a lot of room it is good to have placemats and coasters available to your guests. Some of your guests may not have a table to put their food or drinks. It is good to have placemats and coasters so everyone and everything in your house doesn’t get too messy.


Tip 10 Have Fun and be thankful


Its Thanksgiving and you are with the people you love. Remember to have fun and be thankful for everything you have.


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