7 Tips to Prepare for Friendsgiving

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7 Tips to Prepare for Friendsgiving
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It’s the perfect time of year to get your friends together to enjoy a meal. We’ve partnered with IKEA to give you tips on how to prepare for a stress-free, affordable and fun Friendsgiving.

It’s the perfect time of year to get your friends together to enjoy a meal. We’ve partnered with IKEA to give you tips on how to prepare for a stress-free, affordable and fun Friendsgiving.

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From dining tables to tableware, the IKEA 2016 Holiday Prep Guide offers inspiration and affordable items, making this year’s holiday prep that much easier. http://bit.ly/2dK1Uod

From dining tables to tableware, the IKEA 2016 Holiday Prep Guide offers inspiration and affordable items, making this year’s holiday prep that much easier. bit.ly/2dK1Uod

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PREPARE: The more time you spend with prep work allows you to have more time to hang with your guests during the party.

PREPARE: The more time you spend with prep work allows you to have more time to hang with your guests during the party.

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Leave room for your dining table decor by setting up a buffet serving station. You can set up one course at a time, or have them out all together.

Leave room for your dining table decor by setting up a buffet serving station. You can set up one course at a time, or have them out all together.

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2. Make a Signature Drink: It’s great to have a signature drink prepared in advance so there’s no shaking, mixing or swirling during the party.

2. Make a Signature Drink: It’s great to have a signature drink prepared in advance so there’s no shaking, mixing or swirling during the party.

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3. Set the table: We love IKEA’s STORNÄS extendable table and white INGOLF chairs. The solid pine provides the perfect canvas to bring holiday color to your table.

3. Set the table: We love IKEA’s STORNÄS extendable table and white INGOLF chairs. The solid pine provides the perfect canvas to bring holiday color to your table.

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4. Create a bold and colorful statement centerpiece using the foliage of the season for a totally Instagram-worthy table.

4. Create a bold and colorful statement centerpiece using the foliage of the season for a totally Instagram-worthy table.

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 5. Invest in an Extendable Table: The STORNÄS table is seriously where it’s at. Its extending capabilities are key for any holiday hosting. http://bit.ly/2ecEiEJ

5. Invest in an Extendable Table: The STORNÄS table is seriously where it’s at. Its extending capabilities are key for any holiday hosting. bit.ly/2ecEiEJ

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6. Have Extra Seats on Hand: While you may not need to seat a table for six on the regular, having extra folding chairs makes it really easy to add additional place settings. http://bit.ly/2ecGdJx

6. Have Extra Seats on Hand: While you may not need to seat a table for six on the regular, having extra folding chairs makes it really easy to add additional place settings. bit.ly/2ecGdJx

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7. Make It a Potluck Party: Set a menu ahead of time, and ask your friends to help bring hors d'oeuvres and sides. This will help ease the burden of both cooking and hosting.

7. Make It a Potluck Party: Set a menu ahead of time, and ask your friends to help bring hors d'oeuvres and sides. This will help ease the burden of both cooking and hosting.

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The holidays, while they can be stressful, are a time to spend with your loved ones. Using our prep tips will hopefully help you have a stress-free time.

The holidays, while they can be stressful, are a time to spend with your loved ones. Using our prep tips will hopefully help you have a stress-free time.

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Don’t forget to raise a glass in a toast and enjoy some quality time with your guests.

Don’t forget to raise a glass in a toast and enjoy some quality time with your guests.

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