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Learn how to host an unforgettable Friendsgiving that is
easy, stress-free and filled with easy recipes and simple decor ideas!
Do you want to host an unforgettable Friendsgiving with your nearest and dearest who are the family we choose?!
This post is filled with easy recipes and simple decor ideas that will have you savoring the season and clinking all the glasses!
What is Friendsgiving?
Friendsgiving: a day to give thanks for our friends who are practically family.
Y’all. It’s the time you can have thanksgiving with your friends! And, it’s just about the best.
Besides the people gathering around your table, you’ll need a menu!
What should I serve at Friendsgiving?
The host should make the turkey and gravy, and that’s it! You have the responsibility of hosting, so delegate the other dishes and focus on your home and the main dish!
Grandma’s Roasted Turkey is super easy to prepare, and if it’s your first rodeo, follow the step by step instructions, and it will be fabulous!
You could send your friends these recipes to make. They pair super well together, and are also simple to make!
- Thanksgiving Mashed Potatoes
- Pineapple Cheese Casserole
- Balsamic Brown Sugar Brussels Sprouts
- Bacon-Wrapped Green Bean Bundles
- Grandma’s Thanksgiving Dressing
Ask your friends to pick up a pumpkin pie and call it fine!
For me, I’d rather have a cocktail and you can find all kinds of recipes on this post.
How should I decorate for Friendsgiving?
For an unforgettable Friendsgiving, shop your house for items you could use on your table!
Here are a few ideas:
- Mason Jars for unscented candles
- Kraft Paper
- A basket of oranges
This table setting was made from TONS of candles in all sizes in the center of the table. Mom’s china was the place setting and cloth napkins.
If you don’t want to deal with the china and cloth napkins, you could also order bamboo plates from Amazon! They’re environmentally friendly, so no one will get their panties in a bunch over disposable items.
Plus, they’re easy cleanup! <— YAY!
You can check out my Amazon Thanksgiving Prep Idea List, and see if you need to pick up a few things.
Should we play games at Friendsgiving?
If you need some help – opt for conversation starters! These are fun even if you know your people really well – it’s still exciting to hear people’s answers.
Last year, the table was covered in Kraft Paper and a sharpie was used to draw on plates and write everyone’s ‘place card.’ That little sticky note you see?? That’s a conversation starter! You had to work the question into the conversation without people knowing that was your question! It was really fun!
You could also assign a crafty-savvy friend to make this Jeopardy Game with a Thanksgiving theme!
Lastly, here are a few things you might need:
A few FREE Printables:
- Thanksgiving Season Checklist
- Thanksgiving Prep Hacks to Make Your Life Easier!
- Holiday Season Prep Tips
Hosting an unforgettable Friendsgiving means putting in a little bit of effort, for a whole lot of wow.
Cheers to gathering your people around good food and learning to savor the season together!
Be sure to save this pin to your Friendsgiving Board!