If you're not hosting Thanksgiving, do you at least pitch in to help the host financially?
Most people don't, according to a new study. Hosting Thanksgiving is expensive — hosts will spend an average of $310.17, or $31 per guest, hosting the big feast this year, a new study from LendingTree reports. It breaks down to about $227 on food and drink and an additional $82 on things like decor, dishes, furniture and other houseware.
And 64 percent of those hosts don't expect to receive offers from guests to help cover costs. The good news? More than 70 percent of hosts love throwing the party, and most of them do so every year.
LendingTree offered tips to help cut costs: Set a budget, shop early and use coupons, ask friends or family to bring dishes or use DIY decorations instead of purchasing new ones. You can also make your money go further by making sure to use all your leftovers in the days following Thanksgiving.
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