The trunk of a sedan is a perfect place to hide holiday presents so prying little eyes won’t find them.
‘Tis the season to do lots of shopping. And if you’re the type to get all your presents in one trip, you’re going to come home with a carload of gifts, unwrapped and out in the open, where anyone – even nosey little children – can see them.
You know they’re going to look for them … so, Santa? You’d better have a game plan. Where can you find places to hide presents before you get a chance to wrap them? Inquiring little minds want to know what’s in store for them this holiday season, but fortunately for you, we’re one step ahead of them.
If you like your turkey with a side of latkes, you’re in for a very rare treat this year: The second night of Hanukkah is also Thanksgiving.
Hanukkah begins on the exact same date every year in the Hebrew calendar, but because that’s different from the 365-day Gregorian calendar commonly used in the United States, the eight-day Festival of Lights starts at different times in November or December each year. This year, the two holidays overlap – an exceedingly rare occurrence. The last time this happened was in 1888, and by one estimate, it won’t happen again for another 77,798 years!
Of course, this hasn’t gone unnoticed. There’s a full-blown “Thanksgivukkah” movement afoot – and we didn’t make that up; there’s even a Thanksgivukkah Facebook page. And while Thanksgiving and Hanukkah aren’t usually connected, they have more in common than you might think. Both relate to religious freedom: The Pilgrims celebrated Thanksgiving as they sought liberty in the New World, and Hanukkah marks the ancient Jews’ fight against their Greek oppressors.
So, whether you’re celebrating both holidays anyway or you just want to mark this rare occasion on November 28, we have some ideas for how to combine these two holidays into a special once-in-a-lifetime day.
When you think of Thanksgiving, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Cheesy thoughts of an overly happy family gathered around a perfectly golden turkey and heaping mounds of mashed potatoes is probably what you imagine.
But that’s not the case for everyone. Believe it or not, some people do choose to spend Thanksgiving without their friends and family.
No matter how you choose to arrange your Thanksgiving feast, always make sure there’s a utensil in every dish.
When it comes to Thanksgiving, the food takes center stage. Each November, there’s nothing we love more than seeing a perfectly roasted turkey surrounded by stuffing, cranberry sauce, casseroles and more pecan pie than you can shake a Pilgrim at. It’s a feast for our eyes before it even get to our stomachs.
Depending on the size of your kitchen and your family, it can be daunting to arrange all that food. Do you go for the formal setting and set everything on the dining room table, resigning yourself to a neverending chorus of “Pass the yams, please”? Or do you throw formality to the wind and set up everything in the kitchen, buffet-style, and let everyone get their own gosh-darn yams?
Either way is OK by us. No matter your Thanksgiving style, here are some pointers to arrange the food so everyone gets to gobble to their heart’s content.
It seems the holiday season starts just a bit earlier each year.
If you’re feeling a little “bah, humbug!” about the return of the holidays, perhaps we can lift your spirits.
Here at Apartment Guide, we’ve given some thought to the challenges of apartment entertaining.
Take a look at our feng shui tips on how to set up a comfortable party at home in your apartment this season.
We’ve also scoured our apartment listing information to find the overall best cities for apartment entertaining.
According to our data, apartment dwellers in ten certain cities enjoy the most at-home advantages that make holiday entertaining a pleasure. These cities boast the most apartments with balconies, island kitchens, dishwashers, washers and dryers in-unit, microwave ovens and extra storage space. With all these amenities, hosting a holiday party is much easier and a lot more enjoyable!
Delight your trick-or-treaters this year with some creative Halloween decorations in your apartment.
If you think about it, apartment buildings are the perfect places to go trick-or-treating: You get all the candy without having to brave the cold or worry about cars driving by. Chances are, the families in your apartment building agree – which means you’d better get ready for some tiny ghosts and goblins to come knocking at your door this Halloween.
As a good neighbor, the least you can do is show them some scary — but safe — fun. And it’s not all about the candy: The kids in your apartment building will love it if you wow them with some kooky costumes and devilish decorations. So how can you turn your apartment into a Halloween hotspot? Fear not! We’ve got you covered.