Skip the Stress of the Holidays- With the Help of Mrs Smith's Fruit Pies and Some Hostess Tips

Monday, October 19, 2015

Thanksgiving, as well as Christmas, are usually both overwhelming occasions with an invite list filled with parents and relatives to impress. But this year, you can choose to skip the stress of the holidays with these three host tips for a no-stress celebration.

Plan ahead: 
Have at least two weeks to plan a menu and communicate it with guests. Then focus on the smaller details, like cleaning, environment and decorations. Two days before prep your room and set the table. You don’t want to leave those things for day-of.

Accept help: 
The best Thanksgiving or Christmas plan of attack is a potluck-style party where guests bring a side dish, dessert or drink and the host makes the turkey and whatever is left on the menu. 

Homemade shortcuts: 
We’ve all seen those Pinterest fails. Don’t get overwhelmed by buying a bunch of ingredients and trying a new, made from scratch recipe for the first time. Instead make something delicious without the hassle, like Mrs. Smith’s fruit pies. Always a hit with everyone.

And last but not least- enjoy this time of the year when we get to spend more time with our family and friends. 

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