5 Tips for a Successful Friendsgiving

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Friendsgiving has started to become quite a common get together the past few years. If you are unfamiliar, Friendsgiving is a Thanksgiving gathering of your friends. It can be held Thanksgiving day if you are far from family or even the week before or after. We are on our 3rd year of Friendsgiving and it's become a great time to slow down during the holidays and really enjoy company with friends.

This year, we are the hosts of Friendsgiving and I wanted to share a few tips with you of what it takes to host a {hopefully} successful Friendsgiving.

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Decide what kind of meal you will be serving. Will it be a nice sit down dinner with the normal Thanksgiving fixings? Or maybe you will want to try out a potluck style dinner where everyone contributes a part of the meal. Just make sure you know who is bringing what and there isn't a key component left out. Dessert is never a negotiation.


As you gather for your Friendsgiving, many friends will be chatting and creating the atmosphere on their own. But it's a great idea to have some background noise to go along with it. Play your favorite Thanksgiving play list or perhaps your favorite tv show's Thanksgiving episodes. We will be finding out best Friends and How I Met Your Mother Thanksgiving episodes. And decide on seating for your guests, get creative if you need to.

Festive Decor.
Now is the perfect time to show off any of your DIY accomplishments and HomeGoods find. Aren't we all a little #HomeGoodsHappy? If you are like us, finishing your everyday decorating will be helpful too. Bare living room walls might scream for other decorators.

Offer your friends a fall cocktail or a Friendsgiving signature drink if you are feeling creative. Make it festive with a nice straw or some cranberries. Or maybe you just want to open a bottle of wine and have a few beers. Just make sure you have a drink plan. It isn't a holiday dinner without alcohol.

Apple Pie on the Rocks

To-Go Containers. 
Especially important to help get all that food out of your fridge and keep those extra pounds off. It's nice to offer to pack up doggy bags for your guests to take some things home with them. I know I do not want any extra desserts or appetizers left for me to eat for no good reason.

If you have taken care of these, you are sure to have a successful Friendsgiving. Any tips you would suggest if you have Friendsgiving?

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1 comment:

  1. We always play board games! And we try to make it as stress free as possible... everyone brings a dish, we lay all the food out and open buffet. Easy peasy.


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