Hosting Friendsgiving can be like a test run to hosting your first Thanksgiving, but even a more casual gathering takes time, energy, and a lot of planning if you don't want it to be a stress-filled affair. If it's your turn to host—or if you got badgered into hosting by your noncommittal friends—there are some key questions you need to answer before you start inviting everyone you know. How many people can you (realistically) host?
Get a headcount early, as it will have a factor in the location, theme, and menu. Are your out of town friends flying home? Will you allow plus ones? Is your flaky neighbor actually going to show up? Knowing the number of people is crucial so you can ensure you have enough food and plan seating arrangements.Check out this Friendsgiving feast from A Beautiful Mess.