Friendsgiving Tips and Ideas

November 13, 2017


Like Galentine’s Day, Friendsgiving is a modern, more laid back approach on celebrating holidays with friends. (Photo Credit: Samantha Cano/ Achona Online)

With Thanksgiving only a week away, groups of friends are coming together to celebrate friendsgiving. Friendsgiving is simply a Thanksgiving celebration without all of the formalities of a traditional feast, celebrated amongst friends. It is meant to be a fun and festive opportunity to reflect on the blessings of friendship. There are no rules for the perfect friendsgiving, but here are some tips and ideas to help with the planning process.

Double up, take on the task with a friend.

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Make a guest list, make sure to not leave anyone out.

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Skip the texts, send out an invite or a cute Evite.

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Make it a potluck!


Be sure to have Thanksgiving essentials, like turkey, mashed potatoes, and stuffing.

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Get some balloons or a banner.

Senior, Alessandria Ligori, put together decorations, including this DIY banner for her Friendsgiving Celebration. (Photo Credit: Alessandria Ligori. Used with permission.)

Make DIY Placecards for some extra flair!

Make a playlist.

Find ways to put emphasis on being thankful.

Make clean up easy on yourself, get creative with disposable tablecloths and utensils.

Send your guests home with festive favors.

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