Here’s the deal: If you’ve never heard of it, Friendsgiving is the same as Thanksgiving except it centers around spending time with your friends around the holiday. Our friends are the family we choose, and Friendsgiving is the perfect way to show thanks for our vinas. If you’re worried about planning or hosting your own Friendsgiving, don’t fret! You don’t have to be a gourmet savant, especially with a few DIY’s that are sure to make your Friendsgiving legendary.
The first DIY is curating a killer Friendsgiving playlist. You want to set the mood with all the perfect ambience music, so curate the song selection with your vinas in mind. Spotify has one of the best Friendsgiving playlists filled with eclectic, chill songs, but you can also create your own!
Setting the mood is just as important as having great food. Have unscented lit candles (unscented to not mix with the delish food aromas), festive fall decorations, and maybe even silly props for plenty of pictures to commemorate the evening. Try a DIY like one of these, for fun table settings!
Food is of the utmost importance. Home is not just where the wifi is but also food and friends, and this holiday centers around good food and good company. Having Friendsgiving potluck style lifts some of the scrumptious burden off of you, and allows you and your vinas to share in the deliciousness. Pre-friendsgiving Pinterest boards and a group chat will ensure the menu is yummy and cohesive. (P.S. make sure to have plenty of sides for your veg vinas!)
Waiting for the food to heat up or cook can sometimes leave us with a lull in conversation or activity, so make sure to have some ideas in your pocket just in case. Casual games like touch football if you have a backyard or a raunchy game of Cards Against Humanity can be the perfect way to have a laugh and pass the time.
Give thanks for your vinas. Take time to celebrate your friendships – the family you chose and love dearly. Go around the table (or living room) and say what you’re thankful for. It’s the perfect time to reflect and celebrate.
Are you celebrating Friendsgiving this year? Tell us what you’re cooking up in the comments!
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