How do you celebrate holiday time with the fam? The new Juicy Juice Family Occasions Survey sheds light on how parents prepare for the holiday meal.

According to the survey of more than 1,000 U.S. parents, the days of the “kids’ table” are long gone. Sixty-one percent of moms and dads surveyed said they make room for the littles at the main table instead of setting a smaller one.

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Ilene Bergenfeld, chief marketing officer at Harvest Hill Beverage Company, said in a press release, “Families today are busier than ever, especially this time of year, so finding ways to spend more time together is important to parents and that includes holiday dinners.”

Even though parents want to spend more together-time with the family, that doesn’t mean every adult is ready to give up cooking their own meals. The Juicy Juice survey revealed that 43 percent of parents prepare all the holiday meals and 51 percent prep at least some of it.

When it comes to a holiday meal at someone else’s house, parents still dive in and plan their own goodies to bring. So what are the top choices for parents to bring along? Forty-one percent of adults surveyed prefer to prep dessert, 36 percent choose a savory dip or appetizer and 23 percent bring a beverage.

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Meal prep isn’t the only part of holiday planning on parents’ to-do lists. The survey also found that 90 percent of families deck the halls with festive decorations for the holidays!

—Erica Loop

 

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