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Thanksgiving Help

Task of the Week: Help Me With Thanksgiving

So you decided to host Thanksgiving dinner, huh? That means you’ll have to find time to set the table, pick up the wine, prep all the sides, and do piles (and piles and piles) of dirty, cranberry-encrusted dishes. Oh yeah, and you have to make a turkey. Yikes — that’s a whole lot to do in one day. And that’s before you even consider the whole “entertaining a house full of guests” part. Couldn’t you use an extra set of hands? Time-savvy Thanksgiving hosts like Auren H. post Tasks to find a little holiday relief. TaskRabbits can help with everything from finding, delivering, and brining the bird to scrubbing the pots and pans. You can even hire a TaskRabbit to play Trivial Pursuit referee if your guests tend to get a little heated during board games. A little help from your friendly neighborhood TaskRabbit dials down the holiday hassle and lets you relax with the people you love. Now that’s something to be thankful for.

Task of the Week: Work the Door

Parties in the city can be tough to coordinate, particularly if your shindig takes place in (or on) a larger building. Do you spend all night glued to the buzzer, or do you prop the door open and hope no strangers wander in? If you’re hip to the magic of TaskRabbit like Courtney M., you hire a friendly neighbor to play doorman for the night. Faced with the dicey logistics of getting 100 guests onto a Brooklyn roofdeck for a NY tech scene party, Courtney hired TaskRabbit Rachel S. to check the list and point the way to the party. Rachel helped make sure that only invited guests made it into the building so Courtney could focus on making sure everyone had a great time.

Task of the Week: Bake the Cake

Stephanie K. had cake on the brain. Tiny, elegant, orb-shaped cakes, to be precise. As she researched dessert recipes for her husband’s surprise 40th birthday party, she caught wind of the “cake ball” trend. They were everywhere. On Pinterest, on her favorite blogs, and even in wedding magazines, She knew these tiny cake nibbles would be a unique and fun addition to the party, but she also knew she’d never have the time to make them. That’s why she needed Joan C., Boston TaskRabbit and pastry dominator. Joan baked the cake, crumbled it up (we suspect this part was the most fun), mixed in frosting, rolled the dough into tiny balls, and dipped them in chocolate bark. On a separate Task for the party, Joan also helped whip up some bacon-wrapped scallops. With the fancy apps and desserts all taken care of, Stephanie had time to focus on her guests. The result? An awesome 40th birthday for a man with a very wise wife (and plenty of cake).