Friendsgiving: a day to give thanks for our friends that are practically family. Although you won’t be able to find this holiday on any calendar, it’s one of our personal favorites. An excuse to eat a second Thanksgiving feast? We’re in. So, gather up your friends, warm up the oven, and take a few tips out of our Friendsgiving playbook.
One | Pick a date & invite your friends
There are a lot of moving parts when it comes to Friendsgiving. What day is everyone free? Who's bringing what? It’s not easy to throw together a last minute Friendsgiving on a whim, so we suggest securing a date and guest list a few weeks out from the big event. Otherwise, you might just end up with six mashed potato side dishes and no turkey.
Two | Plan the menu
Taking on the entire Thanksgiving menu by yourself is a seriously ambitious endeavor--props to you if you can do it, but there’s no shame in asking for help. To take some stress off yourself, divide up the menu and have guests bring a side or dessert. Some of our favorite recipes include: easy corn casserole, dutch apple pie, slow cooker garlic mashed potatoes, and sweet potato casserole.
Three | Set up the table
Although not a required element (because paper plates and napkins work just as well,) having a festive table is part of the fun. We went with a neutral pallet and added in pops of color with greenery and pumpkin accents. It doesn’t have to be fancy to look good; our entire table design is from Target!
Four | Enjoy
Friendsgiving is about making time in your busy holiday season to catch up with friends. Pour yourself a glass of wine and enjoy the company. You’ve just successfully planned and executed Friendsgiving--and you definitely deserve that wine.
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