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Host Thanksgiving on a Budget
Check out our strategies that can easily bring your friends together for the holidays without creating an economic crisis.
If you have a dining room table, then you're ahead of the game. Just pull up extra chairs for everyone to squeeze in. If you are without a formal table, turn a long side table or counter into a buffet. Then utilize TV trays, the coffee table, and side tables to accommodate everyone while eating. Letting guests serve themselves in the kitchen also eliminates the need to put every item in a serving dish.
Hosting Tip: Think outside the dining room. If weather permits, set up a table on the front or back porch. By mixing things up, you are increasing your entertaining space. If sitting outside isn't an option, establish several smaller seating areas throughout your home. Then your guests can mingle around the entire house rather than be cramped in one room.