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Holiday hosting duty snuck up on you? Our best tips for surviving party season

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If you're anything like us, the fact that Thanksgiving—and the entire month of December—are right around the corner caught you by surprise even more than usual this year. And if you've found yourself having agreed to hosting duty with no plan in place whatsoever, never fear: We've rounded up years' worth of tips on holiday hosting in small New York apartments, the better to help you throw together a successful last-minute bash at the last minute.

Now, all you have to worry about is preventing the inevitable political squabbles at the dinner table.

QUESTIONS OF ETIQUETTE

EXTRA HANDS ON DECK

  • Any kind of outsourcing to make your life easier is always a plus. Consider having food, decor, and booze delivered directly to your home, hiring a TaskRabbit to tie up loose ends, and other tech-savvy workarounds to typical hosting hassles.
  • This is also no time to be running out at the last minute for ingredients you forgot. Instead, enlist a grocery delivery app to do the (literal) heavy lifting for you.

MAKING THE MOST OF SMALL SPACES

 

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