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Tips For Throwing the Perfect Friendsgiving

How to Host the Perfect Friendsgiving in Your Luxury Apartment

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Friendsgiving has gained a ton of popularity within the last decade, and for good reason. It incorporates all the best parts of Thanksgiving –  the food, desserts, and tons of laughs – and is the perfect opportunity to gather your friends around the table, whether you aren’t able to make it home for the holidays or are just looking to start a new tradition.

If you took the lead this year and are hosting at your luxury apartment, you’ll want to be sure everything goes as planned. In this guide, we’ll reveal how to host the perfect friendsgiving in your luxury apartment in Kansas City.

#1 – Make a List
The best way to stay organized and ensure your friendsgiving goes as smoothly as possible is by starting with a list. You’ll want to write down your guest list, what each person is bringing, and what you’ll still need to buy. This helps you have everything documented and ensures that you won’t forget anything.

#2 – Take Charge of the Turkey
No friendsgiving is complete without the turkey. Not only is transporting it a hassle, but also makes it more likely that it’ll arrive cold. As the host, it’s a good idea to take turkey duty so you can make it at your luxury apartment, and it’ll be hot and ready by the time your guests arrive. 

#3 – Have Plenty of Food
Once all your guests have RSVP’d, make sure to send out the final guest list so everyone knows how much food to bring. Having enough food to go around – and maybe even enough for seconds and to-go plates – can prevent you from running out and guarantees that everyone leaves happy and satisfied.

#4 – Set a Table
One of the most important parts of friendsgiving is the table, and you’ll want to make sure everyone has a seat. To avoid some of your guests sitting on the couch while others are at the table, use a table that is big enough to seat everyone. If the dining table inside your one-bedroom apartment is too small, consider buying or renting a few folding tables and chairs. 

#5 – Decorate
Although they aren’t mandatory for a successful friendsgiving, decorations can take it to the next level. Just make sure all the food has been taken care of first! Luckily, you won’t have to buy much to make your luxury apartment look festive. You’d be surprised what a harvest-colored tablecloth and a few gourds can do. If you want to really “wow” your guests, you can even make personalized name plates. 

#6 – Play Games
Friendsgiving isn’t all about the food and playing games is the perfect post-meal activity. Try playing a board game or completing a puzzle. Or, if you’re looking for something a bit more lively, opt for charades, Pictionary, or Taboo.

#7 – Don’t Miss Out on Your Own Party
Just because you’re hosting doesn’t mean you have to miss out on any of the fun. To make the most of your friendsgiving inside your luxury apartment, prepare everything before your guests arrive. Have the table set and the food ready to display. This will prevent you from getting stuck in the kitchen and allows you the freedom to be part of the party.

#8 – Provide To-Go Containers
If you plan accordingly, there will be plenty of food leftover from your feast. Don’t let it go to waste! Instead, provide to-go containers that everyone can use to fill up and take with them on the road. Your guests will not only appreciate this, but you won’t be stuck with a colossal amount of food.

Find Your Own Luxury Apartment in Kansas City at The Villas at Waterside!

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We believe that pets have a positive impact on your everyday life and understand why you’d want to bring them along, which is why our pet-friendly apartments near you welcome both cats and dogs of all breeds! To ensure they love their new home, we also offer community amenities just for your furry friends. Make sure to check out the Paw Spa or Bark Park when you tour our new apartments for rent.

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