Bust out the turkey baster and call up your BFFs because Friendsgiving is here! When visiting family for Thanksgiving isn’t possible, we love the chance to sit down, be grateful, and enjoy an evening with our closest friends, ample food and good wine! If you’re hosting your friend group’s turkey celebrations this year, check out these tips to make it the best Friendsgiving ever:
Be Picky with Potluck
No matter how good of cooks your friends may be, you don’t want to get stuck with a Friendsgiving dinner made entirely of multiple green bean casseroles and pumpkin pies. When friends RSVP for your Friendsgiving party, have a list of appetizers, desserts, and sides you can ask them to provide. Check the list off as you go so your Friendsgiving table is full of a diverse array of delicious foods!
While providing your friends with some southern sweet tea, sodas or coffee is one thing, getting enough wine to keep all your friends happy during Friendsgiving dinner isn’t cheap. Instead, invite your guests to bring their favorite bottle of wine along with whatever dish they’re in charge off. That way, there’s plenty of booze to go around during the party and no one single person has to foot the bar bill!
Get down with decor
Bring the season’s festivities into every area of your home, not just the dining table! A magnolia wreath on your front door, a cinnamon or spruce scented candle burning on the coffee table, some colorful bottle brush trees lining the mantle, and a fresh bouquet from our Fall Collection on the dinner table really set the holiday mood and cozy up your home.
Set the tone
A good soundtrack is essential to any dinner party, especially one as important and anticipated as Friendsgiving. Whether it’s mellow jazz vibes, classic rock ‘n roll, or all-time best holiday hits, there are tons of awesome playlists out there for your Friendsgiving party! Here’s one of our personal favorites.
Plan for leftovers
No Friendsgiving dinner is complete without enough leftovers to feed a small army! Unless you want to be eating leftover turkey and stuffing from now until the New Year, plan for leftovers for all your guests! If you’re worried about lending out your own Tupperware and never getting it back, you can order a set of disposable to-go containers online or grab some at the grocery store when you pick up the turkey!
Get your game on
The main event of the night might be the food, but dinner won’t last more than an hour or two! There’s plenty of hilarious group games such as What Do You Meme, Cards Against Humanity and Heads Up. Nothing helps digest a big meal better than rambunctious laughter as you create new inside jokes with your closest friends!
Remember what it's all about
Hosting Friendsgiving dinner is no small task, and at times it can be a little overwhelming! However, remember that the day isn’t about cooking the perfect turkey or setting a Pinterest-worthy table. It’s about being thankful for good times with dear friends!