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Tips for Hosting a Fabulous Friendsgiving

In Thanksgiving by Adam's Crossing Apartments

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Thanksgiving is a wonderful time spent with family and, of course, delicious food. However, in recent years, Friendsgiving has also become a popular holiday to celebrate! This fun-filled festivity is celebrated in addition to Thanksgiving with some of your closest friends. Round up your friends and have everyone bring a tasty dish to share. This year, we have some tips for hosting Friendsgiving to make it the best one yet!

Make Your Menu

It’s no secret that Friendsgiving is centered around food. With that being said, be sure to plan your menu ahead of time so that all the bases are covered! As the host, if you plan on having a turkey, it might be easiest for you to be in charge of that dish. Next, you can have a signup sheet where friends can share the sides they will bring. Try using a shared Google Sheet so everyone can see what is available to contribute. If you want a total say of what’s on the menu, make a list of foods you’d like provided, and have friends just sign their name for what they can bring! If you need some inspiration, check out these Tasty Thanksgiving Side Dishes.

Get the Drinks Flowing

While you can’t go wrong with bottles of wine and cans of beer, you could also have a themed cocktail! Make a large batch of a fall drink to share with guests. This will put a twist on the usual beverages you and your friends might drink. Get some recipe inspiration from Pinterest for fall-themed cocktails like mulled wine, fall-themed Moscow mules, and more.

Transform Your Table

The table will be the centerpiece of the event. After all, this is where everyone will gather to share a meal, share stories, and create memories! With this in mind, be sure to decorate your table for the event. A beautiful table cloth, fall-themed place settings, and, of course, some sort of autumnal centerpiece will pull it all together. You can get plenty of Thanksgiving-themed tableware like table cloths, paper plates, cups, and more from Party City.

Plan Your Playlist

While you’re cooking, mingling, eating, and hanging out, be sure to be playing some tunes! Ahead of time, make a playlist on your music streaming service to ensure good music is flowing all Friendsgiving. If you use Spotify, you can even make a collaborative playlist so that all of your friends can add in their favorite songs!

Get Out the Games!

Last but not least, games are sure to get any party going! After everyone finishes eating, get together and play some games. It could be a traditional card game, a board game, or a game like Cards Against Humanity or Most Likely To. If you’re looking for a not-so-traditional card game, head to Target to explore their card game section. No matter what you play, everyone’s sure to have a great time!

This year, if you’re hosting Friendsgiving, get ahead of the game with these tips! Prepare your menu, decorate your kitchen table, and, more importantly, gather your friends for a day of fun together. At the end of the day, the true meaning behind Friendsgiving is to enjoy the presence of your closest friends.

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