Friendsgiving is an emerging tradition that lets you celebrate Thanksgiving with your chosen family—your friends. It's a chance to come together in gratitude, without the sometimes complex dynamics of a family gathering. Here's how to host a Friendsgiving that hits all the right notes.
Choose the Right Venue
The setting can make or break any gathering. Whether you opt for a cozy apartment or rent a cabin for the weekend, make sure the space is warm, inviting, and accommodates everyone comfortably.
Friendsgiving is often a potluck affair, with each guest bringing a dish to share. It's an effective way to manage costs and add variety to the menu. Plus, everyone gets to contribute and showcase their cooking skills.
Developing a signature Friendsgiving cocktail can add a special touch to your event. Whether it's a spiced apple cider or a pumpkin-infused rum drink, a unique cocktail sets a festive tone.
To bring in the spirit of Thanksgiving, you could keep a 'Gratitude Journal' where everyone writes down something they're thankful for. This adds emotional depth to your modern gathering.
Don't underestimate the impact of a well-decorated space. Invest in some Thanksgiving-themed décor or DIY centerpieces to transform the setting.
Games are a fun way to break the ice and keep guests entertained. Create a list of Thanksgiving or fall-themed games like trivia or bingo to lift the spirits.
Consider setting up a craft station where guests can make something to take home as a keepsake, like personalized place cards or mini faux-pumpkin decorations.
Live Music or Playlist
Great music is key to setting the atmosphere. Whether you opt for live acoustic sets or a carefully curated playlist, make sure the music enhances the experience.
Capture the moments by setting up a simple photobooth. With just a backdrop and a few props, you can create a fun space for your guests to take photos.
As the night winds down, have some takeaway boxes ready for your guests. This way, everyone leaves with a delicious memento from your modern take on a traditional gathering.
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