The holidays look a little bit different for everyone and one way you can make it extra special this year is by throwing a Friendsgiving.
Get all of your people together, make good food, and enjoy each other’s company!
Here are 10 Friendsgiving ideas to make this year’s Friendsgiving fun and EASY!
What is Friendsgiving?
If you’ve landed on this post and you’re like, girl, what the heck is Friendsgiving? No fear, we’ll give you a quick rundown!
What is Friendsgiving? Friendsgiving is a combination of friends + Thanksgiving. Figuratively and literally, Friendsgiving is when you come together with your best of friends to celebrate not only thanks but each other’s company.
Typically Friendsgiving is an informal party where all that are invited celebrate potluck style. This means everyone brings a dish to share! Some people even celebrate Friendsgiving the day after Thanksgiving and bring leftovers from the night before.
In past Friendsgivings that I’ve hosted or been apart of, often times we bring leftover food from our actual Thanksgiving the night before.
Celebrate Your Way
There are no rules when it comes to throwing a Friendsgiving get together! In fact, there are no rules when you throw any party. Remember the whole point of throwing a Friendsgiving celebration is to bring people you love together and to celebrate life.
Other reasons you may throw a Friendsgiving party may be…
You can’t go home for the holidays and want to throw a gathering of friends in the area who are also staying in town.
Maybe you want to throw a Friendsgiving to get to know new friends!
This could be the year to start a new tradition with your closest friends.
And don’t forget, you can have a small Friendsgiving celebration with your two best friends or a bigger one with 20 people!
10 Friendsgiving Ideas
After you’ve decided that you are throwing a Friendsgiving, it’s time to plan! Keep in mind that simplicity is underrated when it comes to throwing holiday parties, so whatever simple means to you, head in that direction!
1. Make a guest list
Sometimes it is hard to decide who to invite to a Friendsgiving. If you are itching to meet new people, go ahead and make a Facebook event or send out an email and lets friends invite friends. Just be sure to ask for an RSVP.
If you are hoping for a more intimate night, make a list of people and decide how you would like to invite everyone! A phone call or text is always easy. Or you can always take invites a step further and make a fun evite or even send paper invitations!
Make your own adventure! Just be sure to set an RSVP date so you can plan a menu and have enough seating for everyone!
2. Menu Planning Potluck Style
The thought of making every single part of a Friendsgiving meal can be a bit daunting! Do yourself a favor and assign people dishes to bring!