Friendsgiving Hosting Hacks

Hosting Friendsgiving is all about food and friends. Not stress. We're sharing easy tips, recipes, and freebies that'll help you host with ease.

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    Host the Ultimate Friendsgiving

    Food and friends. There's so much to be thankful for. Celebrate with the ultimate friendsgiving gathering. We're sharing tested tips for hosting the big meal with ease. 

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    Fun Shortcuts

    This turkey may look like a lot of work but purchased hummus and a simple piping technique is all it takes. Surround it with pre-sliced veggies and you've got a party-worthy platter in no time.

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    Go Big Batch

    No need to whip up single-serve cocktails for every guest. A big batch of punch is sure to get the party started. 

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    Slow Cooker Shortcuts

    Free up oven space and make just about anything in your slow cooker. Everyone loves slow cooker casseroles and sides but how about pie? Our pumpkin slow cooker pie is quick, easy, and perfect for feeding a crowd.

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    Send an Invite

    Never end up with three sides of mashed potatoes again! Our free printable invite lets you assign dishes, drinks, and serving ware to your guests. Hosting never looked easier. 

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    Make an Edible Centerpiece

    Skip the fancy Friendsgiving centerpiece and create and edible showstopper. To make, simple pile cheese and crackers on a cakestand. Pile fresh grapes around the bottom and you're ready to start snacking. 

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    Try Turkey Breast

    Juicy BBQ turkey breast is one of our favorite Friendsgiving recipes. It's easier to cook than the whole bird and doesn't require any carving. Simply slice and serve at dinnertime. 

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    Double-Duty Dessert

    No need to make dessert and party favors. Whip up a fun, shortcut dessert that doubles as an adorable take-home.

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    Take Shortcuts

    Instant is A-OK! Instead of peeling, prepping, and boiling loads of potatoes, try a simple shortcut. Dress up instant mashed potatoes with creamy herb cheese and no one will know they weren't made from scratch.

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    Tabletop Games

    Keep 'em entertained with simple games scattered on the tabletop. From classics like peg jumping to mini-Chinese checkers, a simple game will draw guests to the table and encourage a little friendly competition. 

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    DIY Decor

    Show off the ones you love. Decorate for the party with a sentiment photo garland. Simply print black and white photos of attendees and string them on a piece of twine. After Friendsgiving, let guests take their photos with them. 

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    Assembly-Only Apps

    Stick to assembly-only appetizers to save time and stress. Put out a pretty cheese platter filled with purchased nuts, olives, and fruit. Or, go even simpler with a trio of bar snacks like potato chips, nuts, and olives. 

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    Free Up Fridge Space

    Room in the refrigerator can be tight during party time. Free up valuable space by moving your beverage station outside. Simply fill a large bowl or tub with ice and fill with bottles of beer and water. 

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