Tips for Throwing the Best Friendsgiving EverNovember 9, 2016
Not heading home for the holiday? No big deal, just invite some of your closest pals over for a less-formal, equally delicious Friendsgiving celebration.
Here are some of our best tips for throwing a Friendsgiving to remember:
A Finger Food Feast
Friendsgiving celebrations are usually less formal than their traditional counterparts. When you invite your squad over to eat and be merry, chances are they’re expecting more of a social event. Shareable plates and finger foods make socializing easier, especially if you have limited table space.
Make things like sweet potato tots, stuffing cups, cranberry shots and grilled turkey on a skewer to get all of the Thanksgiving flavors you love in a finger-friendly way.
Recruit Your Friends
When the hostess takes responsibility for everything, the day becomes a lot more stressful (and a lot less fun) for her. What is your strong point? If you love to cook, tell your friends to bring the drinks, dishware or whatever else you need. If you’re more of a decorator, ask everyone to pitch in by bringing a dish or two!
Make it a Day to Remember
Whether it’s your first Friendsgiving or just another in a long-standing tradition, cute take-home favors are a great way for your guests to remember the experience for years to come. There are plenty of both DIY and store-bought options, so find something you love.
Think About Entertainment
What are your guests interested in? Whether you want to watch the football game, host Turkey Day games, or throw on a holiday movie marathon, plan something for people to do once the conversation winds down.
Cleaning up is probably every ones least favorite part of the meal. Cut down on your dishes by investing in some disposable dishware. Don’t worry about the aesthetics – long gone are the days of ugly, boring paper plates. You can find elegant paper plates like these, or fun, playful plates like these, online or at your local party store.