There is just one week to go until Thanksgiving and Hannukah merge into Thanksgivukkah, a once in a lifetime event. The last time that these two holidays converged was 125 years ago, so a grand fete is a must for those who honor both traditions.
One of our favorite things to use while hosting get togethers at our apartment has been the Apple TV. No, it isn't because we all sit around and watch Netflix on it! The Apple TV is what we use to mirror our mobile devices, providing a super easy way for guests to share their photos and music when we all get together. If this sort of audio and photo sharing seems like something you and your guests already like to do, here are a few tips for using the Apple TV for simple sharing on the big screen for all to enjoy...
Whether you're hanging out with friends, or hosting family for an extended amount of time, there's nothing like a good old fashioned party game to keep the holidays fun. Games are a great social activity to help avoid conversation lulls, congregating around the TV or eyes glued to smartphones. From classics to Kickstarter-funded newbies, here are a few of our current favorite party games.
Guests make or break a party, so make sure yours are happy and well cared for. This isn't about spending lots of money, but finding simple, cheap things to you can DIY or switch up on the fly. All your efforts will translate into good cheer, sparkling conversation and a memorable evening. Here are some of our best tips and thoughts on creating a home that says "You're Welcome."
The time has come to celebrate potatoes! Gather plenty of friends, plenty of oil, and, of course, plenty of potatoes, and spend a few hours printing and frying to your hearts' content. Make your holiday cards with one hand while eating latkes with the other!
Gorgeous leaves in an array of golds, reds and oranges are in abundance right now. Bring some of that warmth to your Thanksgiving or holiday table with gilded leaf place cards you can easily make in an afternoon — while you get some fresh air!
When throwing a party or potluck, it's really invaluable to have the dishes labeled. That way your time isn't spent glued to the food table, telling people what kind of casserole that is over and over again like a broken record.
Children who leave their shoes out for Saint Nick on the eve of Saint Nicholas' Day (December 5) will find candy in them in the morning. But although finding candy in your shoe and eating it is appealing when you're six, it might not have the same draw when you're all grown up. Here's a fun and equally sweet way to celebrate: throw a cookie exchange party!
If you're going to make a big mess crafting wreaths, you might as well make a big mess with your dear friends while feasting on wreath-shaped breads and sipping wintery pine-infused cocktails. Provide wreath forms and wire for your guests, and have everyone bring all the berries, branches, bells, bows, and bobbles they can get their hands on. Let the wreathing begin!