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tips + how-tos
tips + tricks
"My mom liked to shop on Black Friday, so I would tag along," Katie says. Nowadays, she's more likely to hang at home and avoid the hustle. Here's how.
DIVIDE AND CONQUER
Save whatever flowers you can from the main event, trim them to fit in smaller vases and decorate the living room.
SLIP INTO THE SCENE
The easiest way to create a laid-back atmosphere: Have everyone wear comfy clothes and bring their slippers from home. All the holiday pressure is off. It's time to relax!
BE A SQUARE
Most boxes of wine hold more than bottles and usually cost less. Try Wineberry ($33 and up, astorwines .com for stores), which comes in pretty and ecofriendly wood boxes.
Rely on a premade playlist for ambience. A backup: holiday movies.
Here's more Thanksgiving help!
SUPERMARKET SHOPPING TIPS
How to save at the supermarket when you're shopping for Thanksgiving.
THANKSGIVING DECOR IDEAS
Spruce up your place for Thanksgiving in minutes, using stuff you probably have around the house.
MORE THANKSGIVING HOST HOW-TO
These tips will take you through the weekend with ease.