So you’re hosting the holiday. You either have guests at your house or your apartment for friendsgiving, and something goes wrong… Use these helpful hints for making the holidays go as smoothly as possible in case the elves are busy.
When the party gets too lit:
First, make sure you don’t have to call the fire department. Second, try to salvage on the sides and maybe make some extras just in case.
When Drunk Uncle gets a little out of hand:
Bring him some water and make sure he steers clear of the piano. No one needs to hear those carols.
When a recipe doesn’t come out exactly as you hoped:
Spoon’s FAU chapter has some tips on precautionary measures to try to avoid this problem altogether, especially for first timers. If it’s too late, aboutcooks.com has some great advice on “How to Fix Kitchen Flops”, ranging from broken cakes to salty soups.
The inevitable, spills:
Here’s some clean up help, but don’t freak out. Carpet cleaners exist.
When someone complains about your cooking:
First of all, RUDE. Second of all, they don’t have to eat it.
When someone tries to bring up the Starbucks red cup debate:
Just say no.
When the kids decide to break into the dessert early:
Put the dessert on a higher counter or keep it out of sight until you break it out.
When a family brawl breaks out:
Hopefully the kids didn’t eat all of the desserts because this is a good time to bring it out.
When someone wants a group picture:
It’s not going to work. Just say it turned out well and you’ll send the picture out later.
When the fam makes a huge mess:
If people ask to do the dishes, LET THEM DO THE DISHES. That way, you can just hang out and get drunk.
When your friend brings her new douchey boyfriend:
The more the merrier? Just put out another table setting and avoid discussions about his new DJ career.
When you forget to turn the oven on:
Order Chinese food, and hide until it arrives. Hungry people will be looking for you.