Hosting Large Groups at Home: How Many?

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We hope you enjoyed a festive Thanksgiving yesterday, like we did. We had a wonderful time with our aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews at our cousin’s lovely modest sized Palos Verdes home overlooking the ocean [swoon] enjoying a multi-ethnic spread and a wide range of annual “catching up” conversations, mostly having to do with why we’re not married yet (!).

At a certain point during the evening we were discussing/explaining about Apartment Therapy and how many of our own editors live in smaller spaces from the top down, with Maxwell and Sara Kate’s very cozy roots to our own small-sized studio apartment we call home. Our relatives joked of forcing us to host next year’s Thanksgiving party, trying to imagine 30+ people packed into a total space about the size of their spacious living room. We did note we have fit around 20 or so friends one time for a bagel taste test (Sam’s Bagels on Larchmont won), but it was an elbow to elbow affair and entertaining often does benefit from a little extra space for host and guests alike. In your personal experience, what is the most people you have had over for an event you’ve hosted in your own home?

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