With all the craziness going on in our country and the world, we still have to remember that the holidays are coming up. Meaning family time, less work, and lots of food. Most college students don’t just celebrate Thanksgiving with their families but also with their friends. Friendsgiving is exactly what it sounds like, getting all of your friends together and having food as if it were Thanksgiving. If you are planning on hosting or going to a Friendsgiving this year here are some ideas!
1. Food…lots of it (duh!)
Have a huge potluck, as a host you can make a group chat or Facebook group for people to know who is bring what. By doing it this way the host won’t have to cook everything and can just focus on the turkey. Another, fun potluck you can do is to have everyone bring food from their favorite restaurant. This way you will have very unique food items like burgers from McDonalds or fried rice from your local Chinese restaurant.
2. Décor: Bring out the good stuff
Even if you are not having a super fancy dinner from your family you, still want it all to look nice. Buy cloth napkins at department stores, you can even get disposable plates that don’t look like plastic. This part of your Friendsgiving will make for great Instagram pictures!
3. You Snap, I’ll Chat
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Get a geofilter they can cost as little as $15 or less for just the area where the host’s house is. You don’t have to be a professional graphic designer since Snapchat already has some templates that you can use and alter to your party.
Bring out the old school toys and get competitive. We all have that one game we played as kids and love playing it, so bring it to the Friendsgiving and get everyone into it.
5. Fall Drinks
How could we forget the best party tool, drinks! Look up fun fall drinks such as apple sangria or fireball apple pie! You can even have one person buy all the ingredients and have guests make their own drinks following the recipe.
At the end of the night, your Friendsgiving should be fun. So, no need to stress over the little things but do get creative. These little ideas are to help you and get your creative juices going. Lastly, these tricks can be applied to almost any of your next holiday parties!