It’s that time of the year again where we give extra thanks to the people, we are most thankful for in our lives. Whether you can’t make it home for the holidays or you just want to spend extra time with your close friends. Friendsgiving is becoming everyone’s favorite holiday! Here are 10 tips to hosting an amazing Friendsgiving!
10 Tips in having an amazing Friendsgiving!
Have someone take the lead – Appoint someone to send invites and coordinate food and drinks.
Let friends pick what they’re bringing – Give your friends the chance to stake their claim on a dish. Use a Google Doc or other shared spreadsheet with categories like appetizers, side dishes, veggies, and desserts. Friends can simply add their name and what they are bringing. This will make planning so much easier!
Assign turkey duty to the host – Transporting a fully cooked turkey sounds like a potential disaster and cold dinner in the making.
Don’t forget the drinks – Warm Apple Cider warms everyone up and is the perfect Fall drink
Make sure there’s plenty to go around – Make sure to confirm the guest list to ensure no one gets short-changed on mashed potatoes come dinnertime.
Arrive Ready – Nobody likes too many cooks in the kitchen. Make sure everyone brings their dishes prepared.
Check the counter space – Make sure you have enough space to place all of the dishes. Otherwise, ask around to see if one of your guests can bring a folding table.
Don’t sweat decorations – Don’t overthink this! A simple fall colored table cloth and candles elevates the dinner. Remember it’s about the people that are sitting around the table.
Stock up with the basics – more people in the house means going through basics like toilet paper, paper towels, garbage bags and soap more quickly. Make sure to do a quick trip to the store to make sure you have enough
To-go containers are a must – Don’t let the leftovers go to waste! Ask someone to bring to-go containers for the group or remind guests to bring their own to make sure everyone gets a serving for the road.
We are so thankful for every one of our Residents! Make sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram to see what events we have coming up!
Now that Fall is officially here…we all know what that means! It is officially football and tailgating season! The tradition of tailgating goes back decades! Close friends, family, and patrons of the same team gathering outside of the stadium doors waiting for them to open so they can rush in and cheer on their favorite team!
If you are hosting a tailgate we understand that it can be a lot of pressure and extremely stressful! Here are 5 quick tips to hosting a successful tailgate:
Plan ahead and reserve your spot!
Bring you’re A-game with the food – prepping food ahead of time makes things a lot easier during game day. Think hand-held – burgers, hot dogs, kebabs, etc.
Game day décor – Show your team spirit!
Bring games to play! Corn hole, Ladder Golf, and Spikeball are some popular tailgaiting games. Don’t forget a football!
Don’t forget a killer playlist!
Make sure you are following us on Instagram and Facebook to stay up to date on all of our October activities!
Fall semester is right around the corner and soon you’ll be heading to your classes at Texas State and cheering on the Bobcats, but until then you should be enjoying your summer and free days while you have them. Here are some awesome ways to spend your summer
• Go to a festival
• Concerts, concerts and more concerts
• Spend some time at the beach
• Amusement Parks
• Take a hike
• Lay poolside with a good book
• Sign your lease at (property name)