Thanksgiving is arguably one of the best and most underrated holidays, which probably has to do with it being so rudely wedged in between Halloween and Christmas. But do you know what's even better than your typical Thanksgiving? Friendsgiving! While I love my tiny family's Thanksgiving traditions, there's something so fun and special about Friendsgiving. Behold, eight reasons why Friendsgiving is far more fun than the real deal.
1. You don't have to dodge the typical life questions your family grills you with.
The beauty about Friendsgiving is that your friends already know that you don't have your shit together. You don't have to worry about avoiding your crazy Aunt Carol's questions about when she can expect grandkids, your political views or your non-existent career.
2. More friends = More grub.
The more friends, the merrier! With each friend comes an extra yummy side dish or dessert. And even if two people bring the same dish, not all recipes are created equally. You can never have too much food, despite what your stomach keeps trying to tell you (I apologize to my esophagus and liver in advance).
3. No family drama.
While your friends may be petty, chances are it's nothing like an awkward family reunion at Thanksgiving. You won't have to stress over who can't sit next to who, or what conversations you can/can't have with certain family members, because you know damn well you'll start World War III if someone even whispers the word immigration.
4. Friendsgiving feels more like a party than a family Thanksgiving dinner.
Friendsgiving is basically just another excuse to get lit with your friends, just in a more controlled and festive manner. Turn up the music, set up some games and pour up all the Fall-inspired drinks that popped up on Pinterest (only if you're of age, obviously).
5. There's no limit to how many Friendsgivings you can have.
Multiple friend groups? No problem! You can set up a Friendsgiving with your co-workers, your best friends, your significant other and his best friends or just combine 'em all together for the ultimate Friendsgiving feast.
6. Friendsgiving is a time to catch up on life.
The older you get, the harder it is to schedule plans with everyone in the same place at the same time. Everyone's super busy with school and work, and the fact of the matter is, everyone's at the point where they're doing their own thing, which is inevitable. This gives you an opportunity to reminisce on the good old days, talk about your future plans and just get back to how things used to be.
7. It's a friendly reminder that you have so much to be thankful for.
I think we can all admit that we take the people in our lives for granted. However, this time of year is made for bringing people together, which makes it the perfect opportunity to say thank you to all your friends for sticking by your side, whether it's been for six months or six years.
8. After Friendsgiving, you still have Thanksgiving to look forward to anyways.
The absolute BEST part about Friendsgiving is that you know you still have the real deal to go. That's double the food and double the fun (or triple, maybe even quadruple, depending on how many Friendsgivings you have lined up in November).
Regardless of which version of Thanksgiving you prefer, as long as you're surrounding yourself with the people you care about and some good food, that's all that really matters. Happy Thanksgiving!