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12 Tips for Holiday Party Hosting/ Thanksgiving Potluck

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Average Costs for Party Food:
– Catered: 20 – $25 per person
– Drop off Catering: $10 – $15 per person
Grocery Store Cook and Pick up – Feeds 6 to 8 people $60 ($7.50 – $10 per person)
– Pot Luck – Host Main Dish – $2 to $5 per person

Planning The Amount of Food for Thanksgiving:
– Plan on 1 lb of Turkey per Guest
– 1 medium potato per guest for mashed potatoes

BJ’s Party Costs article: https://newsroom.bjs.com/press-release/not-enough-food-or-drink-avoid-biggest-holiday-party-fouls-big-savings-and-one-stop

The average party planning breakdown
Average # of guests: 12
Time spent planning: 2 hours and 5 minutes
Time spent shopping: 2 hours
Time spent setting up: 2 hours and 4 minutes
Time spent cooking: 2 hours and 7 minutes
Time spent tearing down/cleaning up: 1 hour and 58 minutes
Money spent on alcohol: $67.08
Money spent on food: $71.20
Money spent on decor: $58.49
Between food, drinks and decor the Average costs about $200. and you’ll host 7 parties per year.

That’s according to a new survey of 2,000 Americans, conducted by OnePoll on behalf of BJ’s Wholesale Club

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TIP 1: The More You Plan, The More You’ll Save!

TIP 2: Do a “Host Arranged” Pot Luck

TIP 3: Provide the Main Elements of the Meal and Lets Guests Bring Extras
– Main Dish
– Starchy Side (1)
– Veggie (1)
– Dessert (1)
– Paper Goods or Tableware
– Centerpieces

Guest Bring:
Side Dishes – Veggies, Rolls
– Desserts
– Drinks: Martinellis, Egg Nog, Juice, Hot Cider

TIP 4: Set Buffet with Side Dishes First, Main Dishes at End

TIP 5: Stock Up on Thanksgiving Sale Items

TIP 6:
– Minimize or Eliminate Alcoholic Beverages from Party Spending
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– Or Limit Alcohol to beer or wine
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TIP 8:
Pick up Discounted Decor Items at JoAnn, Michaels & Hobby Lobby
Plan ahead –
Michaels, Hobby Lobby Dollar Stores or Big Lots
– Seasonal Items Heavily Discounted
– Shop Thrift Stores for Chargers, Stemware

TIP 9: Use Free Greenery for Centerpieces
– Used Landscape greenery (rosemary, eucalyptus, pine boughs) in glass jars or vases, spray paint pine cones
– Candles on Cake stands
– Votive Candles on upside-down goblets (stemware)

TIP 10: Limit the Number of People you Host
Our house
– Inside Meal Max 26 People
– Outside on Patio 20 People

TIP 11: Give Guests Limited Choices for What to Bring

TIP 12: Plan some Fun and Age-Appropriate Activities
– Shooting Turkeys
– Chopping Wood
– Pounding Nails
– Hatchet Throwing
– Minute to Win it Games – inside

How to Host a Beautiful Thanksgiving Potluck … and Save Money.

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