hosting holidays in a small house
Hello Smaller Homes posters,
I'm looking for advice on squeezing a whole bunch of family into a tiny house.
My husband and I rarely host anything since several of our family members have larger homes. But for a variety of reasons, we have somehow ended up on the schedule to host both of our large families over Christmas (separate days, thank goodness...my family is around 20 and his closer to 30).
It's a mix of kids and adults, and they will all help out with the food by bringing side dishes, beverages, etc.
We can fit enough tables and chairs if we strategically remove some furniture and stash it in the garage. I'm thinking we would then have to eat right away upon everyone's arrival, then break down the tables and chairs and socialize, do presents, etc.
We can do desserts on coffee tables, laps, snack trays, etc., but the very youngest and the very oldest among us would have a hard time managing a full dinner that way.
Any advice from any of you who have done something similar? I'm not going for Martha Stewart-like elegance, just want to make everyone feel welcome and comfortable.